Tag: Eli Harold
UVA linebacker Eli Harold talks with reporters after being selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft on Friday.
UVA junior defensive end Eli Harold (Virginia Beach, Va.) was selected by the San Francisco 49ers during Friday’s third round of the National Football League Draft. Harold was the 79th overall pick.
Mike London on Eli Harold’s decision to leave UVA to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft.
The rumor mill had UVA linebacker Max Valles leaving school for the NFL Draft. He’s not; but teammate Eli Harold is.
UVA defensive end Eli Harold said last week that he wanted to see a white-out for Saturday’s key ACC clash with Pitt in Scott Stadium. Harold is getting his wish, sorta, kinda.
UVa defensive end Eli Harold, at least, has an idea for how the athletics department can take a step to try to fill up Scott Stadium for Saturday’s key ACC clash with Pitt.
Offense was hard to come by for both UVA and #21 Louisville on Saturday. Neither team got past the 300-yard mark in total offense, and after the Cardinals marched down the field for a touchdown on their first drive, it was a slog the rest of the way.
Michael Strauss definitely wanted Saturday’s game. The former UVA backup, now starting, and excelling, as a second-year starting quarterback at Richmond, felt like he had a lot to prove bringing his Spiders in to play against his old teammates and the coach who first recruited him, Mike London.
UVA transfers Michael Strauss and Michael Rocco threw for a combined 363 yards, but Richmond turned the ball over seven times, and Virginia made the Spiders pay in posting a 45-13 pasting before 34,533 fans and 30,414 empty seats in Scott Stadium on Saturday.
Watch as UVA’s Max Valles sacks the Richmond QB hard to force a fumble that is recovered by Eli Harold for a 22-yard scoop and score.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
Subpar quarterback play has been a key reason UVA football has struggled the past two seasons. Enter redshirt sophomore Greyson Lambert, a highly-touted recruit in the Class of 2012, the former quarterback of the future, now the QB of the present for Coach Mike London and his staff.
Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham interviews UVA defensive end Eli Harold at UVA Football Media Day.
UVA defensive end Eli Harold and strong safety Anthony Harris were both named to the preseason Bednarik Award Watch List, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday.