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The building of a program: A progress report

I swear I could hear some Al Groh coming out of Mike London.

The first-year UVa. football coach had just been asked by a reporter how he could maintain his positive approach to his rebuilding effort in the face of the Cavs’ third consecutve blowout ACC loss, 44-10 to rival North Carolina.

London was noticeably testy at what had seemed an innocent question.

“You’re talking to a guy nine years ago when a doctor said me giving my bone marrow to my daugher was 10,000-to-1 odds. I’m going to remain positive. I’m going to stay a positive guy,” said London, whose team stands at 2-4 midway through the 2010 season, and appears to be regressing after a September that featured two wins over I-AA teams (Richmond, VMI) and a surprising strong performance in a narrow 17-14 loss at Southern Cal.

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