Tag: Matt Johns
Matt Johns was given the start at quarterback last week to give a late-season spark to UVA. The spark never materialized in a 31-17 loss to Georgia Tech.
UVA senior quarterback Matt Johns has started 15 games as a Cavalier, including all 12 games in 2015, throwing for 3,919 yards and 28 touchdowns in his career.
The first day of UVA football practice means the first day of the three-way battle to see who will be the starting quarterback.
Virginia quarterback Matt Johns has been named to the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List and named an Allstate AFCA Good Works Team nominee.
First, to the obvious: no way Kurt Benkert leaves ECU for UVA if there isn’t something going on with Matt Johns.
Third-and-15 from the UVA 9. Cavs down three inside of six minutes to go. The offense is in this position because of another dumb penalty, a delay of game after a first-down pass from Matt Johns to Canaan Severin.
UVA football coach Mike London addressed communication issues with his defense last week by moving defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta from the press box to the sidelines. This week, London was asked about communication issues with his offense, which has had three delay-of-game penalties and used nine timeouts due to delays in getting plays called from offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild to quarterback Matt Johns.
Matt Johns was third on the depth chart at quarterback heading into UVA’s season opener against UCLA last year, but when starter Greyson Lambert struggled in the first half, throwing two pick-sixes as the 10th-ranked Bruins built a 21-3 second-quarter lead, Johns was called into action.
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.
UVA coach Mike London and wide receiver told their versions of the story of the day that Matt Johns made his debut as the Virginia quarterback.
Last season’s UVA starting quarterback, Greyson Lambert, announced Saturday on Twitter that he intends to transfer, leaving Virginia with just one scholarship quarterback on the roster heading into the summer.
UVA football coach Mike London released his post-spring depth chart Thursday, and you’re forgiven if your eyes glazed over everything else on your way to the line for quarterbacks. Seeing Matt Johns on the top line was probably a surprise. It shouldn’t have been.
Subpar quarterback play is the key reason UVA football coach Mike London is on the hot seat the past three years. The bad news for London coming out of the spring is that the two candidates to be the starter in the fall didn’t show well.
Interviews with UVA football players Greyson Lambert, Matt Johns, Quin Blanding, T.j. Thorpe and Ross Burbank after Virginia’s 2015 spring football game.
UVA football under coach Mike London has been marked by inconsistent play and production from the quarterback position.
UVA football player Matt Johns talks with reporters before an April 3, 2015 spring scrimmage.
How would the 2014 UVA football season have gone differently if Matt Johns had been the starter at quarterback from day one?
Greyson Lambert was the starting quarterback for the UVA opener at home against Top 10 UCLA on Aug. 30, but he didn’t even make it to halftime.
Virginia Tech used a late scoring drive to escape frigid Lane Stadium with a 24-20 win over UVA here Friday night. The win was the 11th straight for Tecgh over the Cavaliers and keeps the Hokies’ bowl streak intact at 22 years.
For the fourth time this season, UVA lost a game in which it outplayed its opponent statistically. Which suggests that there is talent in the program. And suggests that the problem isn’t on the field, but with the guys in headsets.
Greyson Lambert was not listed on the UVA football injury report released on Thursday, meaning the opening-day starting quarterback is considered fully available for action on Saturday against UNC.