Press Conference: Mike London

UVa. football coach Mike London talks with the news media on Monday. The Cavs (2-3, 0-2 ACC) host North Carolina (3-2, 1-1 ACC) on Saturday.

QUESTION: Ras-I Dowling and Chase Minnifield are playing well. Cornerback seems like a strong position for the team – what makes those guys as good as they are?

COACH LONDON: I think experience and having been there before. Seeing the different coverages and the routes, things like that helps those guys. It’s good to have an element of our strength back again and to have Ras-I and Rodney McLeod healthy and back out there.

Ras-I is a captain and we missed him when he was hurt. Chase is a vocal guy that benefitted us from a leadership standpoint while Ras-I was out. We tried to get Chase out there and get him going – we had him going on punt returns too. Chase had one from 19 yards, so we try to make an emphasis of trying to get him started and get him opportunities to do something things in the kicking game.

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