The news from Virginia football camp: UVa. is still trying to figure out its running-back situation, and how stud offensive-line recruit Morgan Moses will fit in this fall.
“He came here to play, and he will play,” coach Mike London told reporters on a conference call Wednesday morning.
It’s T-minus 17 days until the Sept. 4 season opener with Richmond. Moses, a 6-6, 350-pound true freshman, is competing for the starting left-tackle slot with sophomore Oday Aboushi.
London said Aboushi has the advantage right now in terms of experience, but even raw, Moses has impressed.
“Big Mo is reaching the point where now he’s getting lined up correctly right now. He’s been doing it just on sheer size and mass alone. It’s hard to run around a guy that big,” London said.
The running-back issue continues to be unresolved. Perry Jones, Keith Payne, Terence Fells-Danzler and a cost of thousands, it seems, are all still in the running for spots on the depth chart.
“The challenge will be to find, who’s the every-down back, who’s the third-down back?” London said.
“I think it’s a good problem to have. But we don’t have that go-to guy right now,” London said.
Story by Chris Graham. Chris can be reached at [email protected].