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Quiet confidence: UVA football focused heading into 2015

There are no expectations for UVA football heading into 2015, which is par for the course for a program that has put up seven losing seasons in the last nine years. Don’t tell that to the locker room, which is full of guys ready to turn things around.

Bowling them over: UVA football looks to return to postseason

David Dean was a redshirt in 2011, when UVA played in the Chick-fil-A Bowl at the end of coach Mike London’s second season.

Video: UVA defensive tackle David Dean talks 2015 season

UVA defensive tackle David Dean speaks with the media at the ACC Football Kickoff event. Footage courtesy of the ACC.

Interview: UVA defensive tackle David Dean

UVA defensive tackle David Dean talks with reporters at the 2015 ACC Football Kickoff in Pinehurst, N.C.

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UVA economists shine new light on effectiveness of vocational rehab programs

A new $2.5 million federal grant will support two University of Virginia economists and a team of colleagues who are revolutionizing how to measure the effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation services.

Bottom line: Will UVA football turn it around in 2014?

Few outside Bryant Hall expect UVA football to win more than two or three games in 2014. The writing is on the wall. After a 2-10 meltdown in 2013, Mike London is about to be done. It would take seven, maybe eight wins, to save his hide at this point, and with one of the nation’s toughest schedules, with two games against preseason Top 10 teams, with the uber-competitive Coastal Division not giving anybody any layups, it’s just not going to be possible.

Mike London on the hot seat: Uncertainty impacts UVA football

UVA football coach Mike London is on the hot seat, which is to say, everybody in the locker room is on the hot seat. His assistants have to wonder what their address will be come Dec. 1. Players with eligibility beyond 2014 have to wonder what happens to them if London is let go, and a new staff comes in with a new approach.

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UVA defense ready to shine in 2014?

The UVA defense finished 2012 ranked fourth in the ACC in total defense, giving up 353.3 yards per game under Jim Reid’s read-and-react scheme. The 2013 defensive unit regressed under Jon Tenuta, giving up 403.6 yards per game and finishing dead last in the ACC in scoring defense, surrendering 33.2 points per game.

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Front-loaded home schedule gives UVA chance to build momentum

The focus of UVA football fans on their team’s 2014 schedule has been on how tough it is, with games against two preseason Top 10 teams, #1 Florida State and #7 UCLA, plus road games at BYU and Virginia Tech, and Louisville, Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami …

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UVA football sees UCLA game as chance to shock the world

Not even the most rabid UVA fan thinks the Cavs will give seventh-ranked UCLA any kind of game in their season opener on Aug. 30 in Scott Stadium.

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UVA players, coaches more comfortable: Can that aid big leap forward?

This time last year, with new coordinators on offense, defense and special teams, and new position coaches up and down the sidelines, UVA quarterback Greyson Lambert and his teammates were still trying to memorize the playbook.