As Virginia football slogged to a 2-10 finish in 2013, it wasn’t a safe bet that UVA football coach Mike London wouldn’t be canned at the end of the season, and that if he somehow made it past that stage he wouldn’t then be a dead man walking in 2014.
Florida State might be the weakest October #1 team in recent memory. Then again, nobody else seems to want to be #1. Four of last week’s top six lost, leading to an unprecedented reshuffling of the AP Top 25.
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.
For the third straight game, UVA football drew in the low thirties for a home game, leaving the 44,749 who came out to see the season opener against then-#7 UCLA as the biggest crowd of the season.
On the one hand, it’s hard to get too excited about a 2-2 start. On the other hand, it’s a 2-2 start after playing three games against ranked teams, and UVA football was in all three.
Greyson Lambert and Matt Johns each saw action in Saturday’s 41-33 UVA loss at #21 BYU, and both are listed at the top of the depth chart at quarterback for this weekend’s game with Kent State.
The betting line for Saturday’s UVA at BYU game has come back a bit, from BYU by 16 at the start of the week to as close as 13 and a half on one Vegas book.
Augusta Free Press previews the game between UVA (2-1, 1-0 ACC) and BYU (3-0). The ‘Hoos make the trek across the continent for their first road game of 2014.
The UVA quarterback situation is still officially unsettled. The depth chart for Saturday’s game at BYU has Greyson Lambert and Matt Johns listed at #1 at quarterback.
The oddsmakers have installed BYU as a 16-point favorite over UVA heading into the teams’ non-conference matchup this weekend. Somebody has to ask the question, Why?
Ye, of little faith. UVA football needed you, but you weren’t there. Again. The last two weeks, it was too hot and humid. This week, it was too chilly, too overcast, a chance of sprinkles, you had to mow the grass, go to the soccer game, whatever.
Try as I might, I can’t convince myself that UVA can pull it off this weekend against #21 Louisville.
The struggles of Greyson Lambert as the new starting quarterback at UVA have been well-chronicled, here and elsewhere. If Lambert even just manages the game against then-seventh-ranked UCLA in the opener two weeks ago, the Cavs pull off the monumental upset.
Let me write now as a fan and alum as much as a journalist who has covered UVA football for 20 years. OK, so here goes: as a fan and alum, I want to see Mike London succeed, for lots of reasons.
Greyson Lambert started for UVA on Saturday, as expected. Matt Johns relieved, as expected. David Watford, the 2013 starter, even got two series, but that was pure mop up duty.
Richmond outgained UVA by more than 100 yards. Two Virginia transfers, Michael Srauss and Michael Rocco, combined to throw for 366 yards against a defense that stifled seventh-ranked UCLA just a week ago.
Coming off one of its most successful seasons in program history, the James Madison women’s basketball team plans to keep pushing forward with an imposing non-conference slate on deck for the 2014-15 season.
Notes for Saturday’s non-conference football game between UVA (0-1) and Richmond (0-1) set for Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.
UVA coach Mike London isn’t naming a starting quarterback heading into Saturday’s game with Richmond, but it doesn’t take a genius to figure out who’s going to trot out with the offense for Virginia’s first possession.
Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joined Coy Barefoot on Inside Charlottesville on 107.5FM last week to talk UVA football and UVA basketball.
Augusta Free Press presents UVA Sports Today, a new weekly podcast featuring AFP editor Chris Graham and co-host Jeff Fife breaking down the latest in UVA sports.
Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joined Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., on Tuesday to talk sports.
UVA inside linebacker Henry Coley was named ACC Linebacker of the Week for games played through Sept. 1.
There’s an old saying about teams with quarterback controversies. If your coach says he’s having a hard time deciding between two quarterbacks, it really means he doesn’t have one.
UVA football coach Mike London enters this week still not having made a decision on who his starting quarterback will be for the Cavs’ Week 2 matchup with Richmond.
UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters on Monday. The ‘Hoos face Richmond on Saturday in Scott Stadium.
AFP editor Chris Graham breaks down the winners and losers in college football in Virginia from the opening weekend of the 2014 season.
Mike London came into Saturday on the hot seat. What his UVA football team showed in a 28-20 loss to seventh-ranked UCLA seems to indicate that he will keep his job at the end of the year.
To say that the game plan and play-calling in Saturday’s 28-20 UVA loss to seventh-ranked UCLA was conservative is to do injustice to the word conservative.
And now, yeah, we have ourselves another Virginia football quarterback controversy, though coach Mike London wasn’t ready to concede that Saturday afternoon.
UVA head coach Mike London talks with reporters after the Cavs’ 28-20 loss to seventh-ranked UCLA in the teams’ season opener on Saturday.
UVA quarterback Matt Johns talks with reporters after the Cavs’ 28-20 loss to seventh-ranked UCLA in the teams’ 2014 season opener.
UCLA head coach Jim Mora talks with reporters after his team’s 28-20 win over UVA on Saturday.
UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley talks with reporters after the Bruins’ 28-20 win over UVA in the teams’ 2014 season opener.
UVA linebacker Henry Coley talks with reporters after the Cavs’ 28-20 loss to seventh-ranked UCLA in the teams’ 2014 season opener.
UVA linebacker Max Valles talks with reporters after the Cavs’ 28-20 loss to seventh-ranked UCLA in the teams’ 2014 season opener.
UVA linebacker Daquan Romero talks with reporters after the Cavs’ 28-20 loss to seventh-ranked UCLA in the teams’ 2014 season opener.
Photos from UCLA’s 28-20 win over UVA by Mark Miller. Complete photo album on the Augusta Free Press Facebook page.
Three defensive touchdowns gave #7 UCLA a 21-3 second-quarter lead, and but unranked and unrespected UVA took the game to the final series in a 28-20 loss in the 2014 season opener for both teams in Charlottesville, Va.
Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham leads a live blog from the press box at Scott Stadium n Charlottesville, Va., during today’s 2014 football season opener between UVA and seventh-ranked UCLA.
UVA opens the 2014 season on Saturday against seventh-ranked UCLA. Kickoff is at noon in Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va. The game is being broadcast on ESPN and on radio on the Virginia Sports Network. UCLA is a 21-point favorite heading into the contest.