Virginia head football coach Mike London announced today that Jeff Banks is leaving the Cavalier program to pursue another coaching position. Banks joined the Virginia staff on Jan. 1.
To move forward to North Dakota State’s back-to-back FCS national championships, you have to move backward with coach Craig Bohl. Bohl was an assistant coach during Nebraska’s big run in the mid-1990s, including two of the Cornhuskers’ national championship seasons. Bohl’s NDSU squad, having beaten Sam Houston State for the second straight season in the FCS title game this past Saturday, was a unanimous selection on Monday on all 142 ballots of The Sports Network FCS Top 25.
Old Dominion quarterback Taylor Heinicke became just the second sophomore in FCS history to win the Walter Payton Award, given to the best player in the Football Championship Subdivision. Heinicke received the award at The Sports Network’s FCS Awards Banquet and Presentation at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel on Monday evening.
A source told me Wednesday night that Virginia is actively pursuing former N.C. State football coach Tom O’Brien for a position on Mike London’s staff at UVa.
Cody Journell connected on a 29-yard field goal as time expired, aided by questionable endgame strategy by UVa. coach Mike London, and Virginia Tech won its ninth straight over Virginia, 17-14.
Talk about needing a win in the worst way. If it doesn’t happen this year for Virginia, it may never again be a rivalry.
UVa. football coach Mike London talks with members of the news media in advance of the Cavs’ game at Virginia Tech on Saturday.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Sunday that Virginia’s road football game at Virginia Tech on Saturday, Nov. 24, will kick off at noon. The game will be broadcast by the ESPNU.
Down 20-13 with a minute to go in the third quarter, Virginia had a fourth-and-goal at the North Carolina 1. Punch it in, the game is tied. Kevin Parks, instead, was tackled behind the line of scrimmage for a two-yard loss. The Tar Heels took the ensuing drive 97 yards on 12 plays for a backbreaking touchdown, and the rest was history as UNC dominated the Cavs in the fourth quarter en route to a 37-13 shellacking in Virginia’s 2012 home finale.