Tag: Mike London

UVA v. Virginia Tech: And your favorite is?

Let’s get right down to it: your favorite college sports school, UVA or Virginia Tech. And the survey said?


Former Virginia football coach Mike London hired at Maryland

Published reports have former Virginia football coach Mike London, who resigned his post at UVA on Nov. 29, getting hired at Maryland.


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Bronco Mendenhall hire puts a new spin on Craig Littlepage legacy at UVA

Virginia athletics director Craig Littlepage had taken to carrying that Capital One Cup around as a protective shield.


UVA football coach Mike London resigns

University of Virginia director of athletics Craig Littlepage announced today the resignation of head football coach Mike London, effective immediately.


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Next man up: Assessing the top candidates for the soon-to-be-open Virginia football job

Why wait, right? We all know that Mike London isn’t going to be back at Virginia. And we know that Virginia Tech has upped the ante with Whit Babcock using Bryant Hall to announce to the world that the rumors that he has snatched Justin Fuente off the market aren’t official yet, but will be soon.


Turn out the lights: The Mike London party is over at UVA

Mike London knows it. He was asked twice in his postgame presser following Virginia’s 23-20 loss to rival Virginia Tech on Saturday about his future.


Video: Virginia football coach Mike London addresses future

Virginia football coach Mike London addresses a question in his postgame press conference Saturday about his future. London, 27-46 overall and 14-34 in the ACC in six seasons at UVA, is widely expected to be fired after the Cavs posted their fourth losing season in a row.


‘Hoos, Hokies: State Police advise planning to drive to save lives on Clash weekend

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer and Virginia coach Mike London put their rivalries aside in order to team up with the Virginia State Police for a traffic safety public service announcement.


All angles: Is Mike London finally done at UVA?

One reader adroitly observed that I can be good at talking out of both sides of my mouth when it comes to talking about the future of UVA football coach Mike London.


ACC Coaches Teleconference: UVA football coach Mike London

UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters on Tuesday on the ACC Football Coaches Teleconference.


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It has been forever since Virginia has beaten Virginia Tech

How long has it been since Virginia has beaten Virginia Tech in football? Well, you’re familiar with Facebook, of course. Facebook has come to be since the last time the Cavs beat the Hokies on the gridiron.


Does Mike London know something that we don’t? Um, well, yeah

Virginia football coach Mike London was asked at his weekly Monday press conference about his future. For only about the millionth time.


Press Conference: UVA football coach Mike London

UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters on Monday. Virginia (4-7, 3-4 ACC) hosts Virginia Tech (5-6, 3-4 ACC) on Saturday.


The case for Mike London: Yes, Virginia, he maybe should be back next year

I wrote the most recent Mike London football coach obituary two weeks ago after Virginia lost on the road at Louisville to clinch yet another losing season under the sixth-year coach.


Unconscionable error by UVA coach Mike London could have proven costly late in Duke win

Virginia coach Mike London picked up a 15-yard penalty after vehemently arguing a pass-interference penalty on a potential game-tying drive by Duke in the fourth quarter of the Cavs’ 42-34 win on Saturday.


ACC Coaches Teleconference: UVA football coach Mike London

UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters on the ACC Football Coaches Teleconference on Wednesday.


UVA football: Mike London addresses future

UVA football coach Mike London, asked at his Monday press conference to address his future, chose to focus on the short term.


Press Conference: UVA football coach Mike London

UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters on Monday. The Cavs (3-7, 2-4 ACC) host Duke (6-4, 3-3 ACC) on Saturday.


It’s finally time for UVA to make the Mike London move

It’s official. Another UVA season will end with a losing record. Which means it’s time for the athletics department to finally deal with its Mike London issue. Now.


ACC Coaches Teleconference: UVA football coach Mike London

UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters on Wednesday’s ACC Coaches Teleconference.


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Backs against the wall: UVA football needs to get it done on the road

The margin of error for UVA football is: there is no margin of error. With three games remaining, the 3-6 Cavs need to win all three to become bowl-eligible.


Press Conference: UVA football coach Mike London

UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters on Monday. The Cavs (3-6, 2-3 ACC) face Louisville (5-4, 4-2 ACC) on Saturday.


Miami loss may mark end for Mike London: But silver linings for UVA football in defeat?

Saturday’s 27-21 loss at Miami was another frustrating result for UVA football. The Cavs (3-6, 2-3 ACC) were once again right there, as they were in the 34-27 loss to #5 Notre Dame in Week 2, and their losses to Pitt and UNC last month.


ACC Coaches Teleconference: UVA football coach Mike London

UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters on Wednesday on the ACC Coaches Teleconference.


Press Conference: UVA football coach Mike London

UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters on Monday. The Cavs (3-5, 2-2 ACC) play at Miami (5-3, 2-2 ACC) on Saturday.


Party for two? Frank Beamer news makes season finale at UVA even more interesting

A large segment of UVA football fans have had Nov. 28 marked on their calendars as the final day of the six-year nightmare that has been the Mike London era. Whether or not it will be London’s last game mostly looking confused on the sidelines at Scott Stadium remains to be seen, but we now know that it will be the final game that Frank Beamer will coach in the state of Virginia.


ACC Teleconference: UVA football coach Mike London

UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters on Wednesday on the ACC coaches teleconference.


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UVA football adds two more early Class of 2016 recruiting class enrollees

Virginia football head coach Mike London announced that two more members of the 2016 recruiting class have signed grant-in-aid paperwork, and will enroll early at UVA in January and will take part in spring practice.


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Podcast: How hot are the seats for Frank Beamer, Mike London?

Miami coach Al Golden was fired on Sunday with the ‘Canes at 4-3 in the 2015 season. How much more of a leash does Mike London get at UVA (2-5, 1-2 ACC), and what about Frank Beamer at Virginia Tech (3-5, 1-3 ACC)? Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham breaks down the coaching carousel with Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va., along with the latest on VMI, JMU and the 2015 World Series.


Is Mike London about to get Al Golden-ed?

Ten days ago, Al Golden was celebrating an ACC win over Virginia Tech. Then his Miami team got buzzsawed by Clemson, and he was out of a job. Virginia coach Mike London is familiar with the concept of hot seats. The Cavs are 2-5 this season, 25-43 in five-plus seasons under London, and on the verge of their fifth losing season in the last six under the $3 million-a-year coach.


Press Conference: UVA football coach Mike London

UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters on Monday. The Cavs (2-5, 1-2 ACC) host Georgia Tech (3-5, 1-4 ACC) on Saturday.


Lots of good teams, and they all need to improve: UVA football is just the same old song, y’all

Stop me if you’re heard this one before from UVA football coach Mike London. “That’s a good football team, but at the same time we didn’t finish the game like we showed we could last week. It was disappointing to finish the way we did. We’ve got to improve in a lot of areas. We’ve got to continue to do that.” This was London after the 26-13 loss to UNC on Saturday.


Press Conference: UVA football coach Mike London

UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters on the ACC football coaches teleconference on Wednesday. The ‘Hoos (2-4, 1-1 ACC) play at North Carolina (5-1, 2-0 ACC) on Saturday.


The hotter seat: UVA coach Mike London or Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer?

It has been assumed since the latter stages of the 2013 season that UVA and Mike London would eventually part ways, the only question being when athletics director Craig Littlepage would finally pull the trigger. Now we have to wonder if Virginia Tech and Frank Beamer might soon be parting ways themselves.


Press Conference: UVA football coach Mike London

UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters on Monday. The Cavs (2-4, 1-1 ACC) play at North Carolina (5-1, 2-0 ACC) on Saturday.


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Better to be lucky than good: Facemask penalty keeps game-tying drive alive for UVA

Third-and-15 from the UVA 9. Cavs down three inside of six minutes to go. The offense is in this position because of another dumb penalty, a delay of game after a first-down pass from Matt Johns to Canaan Severin.


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Back to basics: UVA football needs to address issues with getting plays in from coaches to QB

UVA football coach Mike London addressed communication issues with his defense last week by moving defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta from the press box to the sidelines. This week, London was asked about communication issues with his offense, which has had three delay-of-game penalties and used nine timeouts due to delays in getting plays called from offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild to quarterback Matt Johns.


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Southern Cal, Maryland firings, Spurrier retirement, put UVA behind the coaching eight-ball?

Assuming UVA is going to part ways at the end of the 2015 season with football coach Mike London, who is on his way to a fifth losing season in six years, the school would appear to be at best second in line for the top available coaching candidates out there now that Southern Cal has parted ways with Steve Sarkisian.


Press Conference: UVA football coach Mike London

UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters on Monday. The Cavs (1-4, 0-1 ACC) host Syracuse (3-2, 1-0 ACC) on Saturday.


Criticizing Mike London makes you a UVA hater? Calling BS

Last week I wrote a column needling some of my fellow UVA football fans for conflating the on-field struggles of coach Mike London as being indicative of some kind of moral failings on the part of London.