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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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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.


What UVa. football, Mike London, can learn from UVa. basketball, Tony Bennett

Plenty of talk swirling around Wahoo Nation these days about what Mike London can learn from the success of the UVa. basketball program under Tony Bennett.


Chris Graham: How bad is Jon Tenuta’s defense? Worse than you thought

I’m not second-guessing the move to can Reid in favor of Jon Tenuta, who followed associate head coach Tom O’Brien to UVa. after O’Brien and his staff were let go by N.C. State last year. Reid’s defense ranked fourth in the ACC last year, which is to say, it wasn’t the Virginia defense that was to blame for last year’s 4-8 debacle.


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David Reynolds: UVa. sports slippery slope

Let’s see if I got this right. Just when the football program at the University of Virginia could not slide any further downhill along comes these announcements.


Chris Graham: London fired the wrong coordinator

Jim Reid is gone from the University of Virginia after his defense finished fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference in total defense. Bill Lazor, meanwhile, continues to be employed after his UVa. offense finished eighth in the conference in total offense and ninth in scoring offense.


Day of reckoning: London announces major staff changes, departure of Rocco

The second 4-8 season in three years under Virginia football coach Mike London is ending with a bloodletting. London announced on Sunday the firings of defensive coordinator Jim Reid, recruiting coordinator Jeff Hanson, running-backs coach Mike Faragalli and tight-ends coach Shawn Moore, the demotion of special-teams coordinator Anthony Poindexter and the departure of rising senior quarterback Michael Rocco.


Some D, please

Reading through the postgame quotes from UVa. football coach Mike London on VirginiaSports.com, you’d think it was Marc Verica and not the porous Virginia defense that gave up 55 points to Duke on Saturday. “It is great that he sets the school record for passing, but the scoreboard reads what it does. If I was […]


Some D, please

Reading through the postgame quotes from UVa. football coach Mike London on VirginiaSports.com, you’d think it was Marc Verica and not the porous Virginia defense that gave up 55 points to Duke on Saturday. “It is great that he sets the school record for passing, but the scoreboard reads what it does. If I was […]


Press Conference: Jim Reid UNC Postgame

UVa. defensive coordinator Jim Reid speaks with the media following the Cavs’ 44-10 loss to North Carolina. Video courtesy VaSportsOnline.com


Press Conference: Jim Reid UNC Postgame

UVa. defensive coordinator Jim Reid speaks with the media following the Cavs’ 44-10 loss to North Carolina.


Will UVa. D be better in 4-3?

Depending on how you account for things, around half of the NFL uses a 3-4 defensive front – featuring three down linemen and four linebackers. The scheme is popular with pro coaches looking for ways to slow down West Coast offenses that rely on timing in the passing game and quick hitters on the ground. […]


Reid: 'A great adventure' on the way

Jim Reid, you could say, discovered Mike London, hiring London as an assistant when Reid was the head man at Richmond, starting London on the track that led him to being named the head coach at the University of Virginia and later hiring Reid as his defensive coordinator. Reid told reporters at Wednesday’s UVa. football […]


Will UVa. D be better in 4-3?

Depending on how you account for things, around half of the NFL uses a 3-4 defensive front – featuring three down linemen and four linebackers. The scheme is popular with pro coaches looking for ways to slow down West Coast offenses that rely on timing in the passing game and quick hitters on the ground. […]


Reid: ‘A great adventure’ on the way

Jim Reid, you could say, discovered Mike London, hiring London as an assistant when Reid was the head man at Richmond, starting London on the track that led him to being named the head coach at the University of Virginia and later hiring Reid as his defensive coordinator. Reid told reporters at Wednesday’s UVa. football […]


Reid joins UVa. staff as defensive coordinator

Former UR head coach returns to college game from NFL Staff Report UVa. sports: www.virginiasports.com Virginia head football coach Mike London announced Jim Reid has joined the Cavalier football coaching staff. He becomes the sixth member of London’s staff and will serve as the defensive coordinator and associate head coach. “I am very pleased to […]