Cavaliers Journal: Football


Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 01/03/2012

CB Chase Minnifield undergoes successful knee scope

All-ACC senior cornerback Chase Minnifield underwent a knee arthroscopy procedure Tuesday to address floating cartilage particles that nagged him for most of the 2011 season.

By Steve Yanda  |  05:31 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 01/02/2012

Evaluating Virginia’s defensive performance against Auburn

For all the improvement Virginia’s defense made this fall, its showing Saturday had to be considered a step back.

By Steve Yanda  |  02:01 PM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/01/2012

Auburn 43, Virginia 24: Three up, three down from Chick-fil-A Bowl

Virginia made costly and silly mistakes it had not often made this year in their bowl loss to Auburn. But how many Cavaliers followers don’t feel better about their football program’s standing today than they did at this point 12 months ago?

By Steve Yanda  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 12/31/2011

Chick-fil-A Bowl: Virginia LB Steve Greer has partial ACL tear, is unlikely to play vs. Auburn

Linebacker Steve Greer, Virginia’s leading tackler, is unlikely to play in the Cavaliers’ game against Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Bowl because of a knee injury.

By Steve Yanda  |  04:12 PM ET, 12/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Virginia announces two-year extension for Coach Mike London

Virginia football coach Mike London gets a raise to $2.1 million per year, and his staff will see a pay bump, as well.

By Steve Yanda  |  05:00 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Report: Virginia Coach Mike London has agreed to new five-year contract

Mike London and Virginia have agreed to a new five-year contract, according to a report.

By Steve Yanda  |  12:42 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 12/30/2011

Virginia graduate assistant Gordie Sammis to become TE coach at Columbia

Gordie Sammis, who joined the Virginia coaching staff after completing his playing career in Charlottesville, has accepted a full-time coaching position on Columbia’s staff.

By Steve Yanda  |  10:07 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 12/30/2011

Virginia’s defense made opposing ACC offenses less efficient this season

The Virginia defense has allowed opposing offenses to score at a much slower rate this season, a big reason for the team’s turnaround.

By Steve Yanda  |  10:02 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Chick-fil-A Bowl: Virginia football team gets chance to preview indoor practice facility experience

The Virginia football team practiced Thursday at Georgia Tech, which recently built an indoor practice facility similiar to the one planned in Charlottesville.

By Steve Yanda  |  04:12 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Cavs offense not expecting dramatic changes in Auburn defense

Cavaliers offensive coordinator Bill Lazor said he has implored the offense to be highly physical during practice to prepare for Dec. 31 game.

By Steve Yanda  |  03:40 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Virginia not expected to sell out its Chick-fil-A Bowl ticket allotment

By Steve Yanda  |  04:47 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 08:24 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Chase Minnifield wins Pop Warner National College Football Award

Chase Minnifield wins the 2011 Pop Warner National College Football Award, which annually recognizes a Pop Warner alumnus that “has made a difference on the field, in the classroom and in his community.”

By Steve Yanda  |  08:24 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 12/05/2011

A quick look at Virginia’s bowl opponent: Auburn

By Steve Yanda  |  07:55 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Virginia to play Auburn in Chick-fil-A Bowl on New Year’s Eve

Craig Littlepage says he tends “to be optimistic in everything,” and his dream scenario plays out as the Cavaliers are selected to what seemed to be a long-shot bid to the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

By Steve Yanda  |  12:06 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Cavaliers Journal | Tags:  Football

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 11/30/2011

QB Michael Strauss to transfer from Virginia

By Steve Yanda  |  04:34 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 11/28/2011

CB Chase Minnifield, DT Matt Conrath, OG Austin Pasztor earn first team all-ACC honors

By Steve Yanda  |  03:37 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Evaluating QB Michael Rocco’s performance against Virginia Tech

By Steve Yanda  |  10:30 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Evaluating Virginia’s defensive performance against Virginia Tech

By Steve Yanda  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 11/27/2011

On early fourth down play, London says his assistants told him it was fourth and one

By Steve Yanda  |  04:23 PM ET, 11/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 11/27/2011

No. 6 Virginia Tech 38, No. 24 Virginia 0: Three up, three down

By Steve Yanda  |  11:57 AM ET, 11/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 11/25/2011

Virginia WRs coach Shawn Moore: ‘We are relevant now’

Assistant coach Shawn Moore and other former Cavaliers players would like not just an upset victory over Virginia Tech, but for Virginia to make the rivalry game meaningful for years to come.

By Steve Yanda  |  05:25 PM ET, 11/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Cavaliers Journal | Tags:  Football

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 11/25/2011

Virginia football vs. Virginia Tech: Who do you think will win?

The Cavaliers and Hokies will battle Saturday with a berth in the ACC championship game on the line.

By Steve Yanda  |  09:41 AM ET, 11/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 09:06 PM ET, 11/23/2011

QB Michael Rocco confident heading into match-up against fellow Lynchburg native Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech

Michael Rocco said he isn’t certain the scrapping a quarterback rotation has led the Cavs to the verge of the ACC title game, but the team has one four striaght under the new system.

By Steve Yanda  |  09:06 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Cavaliers Journal | Tags:  Football

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 11/23/2011

Oscar Smith High Coach: Virginia-Virginia Tech ‘a huge game for both teams in the way they recruit kids this offseason’

The coach of a Virginia high school powerhouse says the Cavs and Hokies have plenty on the line in terms of luring in-state recruits.

By Steve Yanda  |  10:07 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Virginia AD Craig Littlepage did not expect such a quick turnaround for Cavs’ football program

Craig Littlepage expected success from Coach Mike London, but not necessarily this fast, the Virginia athletic director said.

By Steve Yanda  |  04:26 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Mike London says he remains confident in team’s punt returners despite continued struggles

Running back Perry Jones had some trouble fielding punts on Saturday against Florida State.

By Steve Yanda  |  02:22 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Virginia defense prepping for ‘major challenge’ of containing Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas

By Steve Yanda  |  12:38 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 11/21/2011

WR Kris Burd: Win over Virginia Tech would be ‘an echoing part of history’

By Steve Yanda  |  06:34 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Evaluating Michael Rocco’s performance at Florida State

By Steve Yanda  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Evaluating Virginia defensive performance at Florida State

By Steve Yanda  |  07:30 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 11/20/2011

DE Bill Schautz (leg) out for rest of season

By Steve Yanda  |  08:15 PM ET, 11/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 11/20/2011

Virginia 14, No. 25 Florida State 13: Three up, three down

By Steve Yanda  |  04:06 PM ET, 11/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 11/18/2011

Virginia football vs. Florida State: How will the Cavaliers fare?

The Virginia football team needs to win at Florida State — something it never has done — to make the Commonwealth Cup game vs. Virginia Tech a big one.

By Steve Yanda  |  10:40 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Virginia’s injury report for the Florida State game

By Steve Yanda  |  05:55 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 11/17/2011

With postseason implications at stake, Cavs to rely on fewer players

With his team eligible for a bowl game and in ACC title game contention, Virginia Coach Mike London doesn’t have to worry about getting his younger players more snaps.

By Steve Yanda  |  01:01 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 11/15/2011

Virginia CB Demetrious Nicholson looks forward to facing Florida State QB E.J. Manuel

On Saturday, Virginia cornerback Demetrious Nicholson will go up against Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel, his former high school teammate.

By Steve Yanda  |  11:30 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 11/15/2011

Mike London, wife plan to start a charitable foundation centered on bone marrow registry awareness, participation

Mike London and his family plan to start a foundation to raise awareness for a bone marrow registry.

By Steve Yanda  |  09:41 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Evaluating Michael Rocco’s performance against Duke

By Steve Yanda  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Evaluating Virginia’s defensive performance against Duke

By Steve Yanda  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Virginia 31, Duke 21: Three up, three down

By Steve Yanda  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 08:02 PM ET, 11/13/2011

Virginia gains some attention in national top 25 polls

By Steve Yanda  |  08:02 PM ET, 11/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Penn State reached out to gauge Mike London’s interest in head coaching job before firing Joe Paterno

The chairman of the Penn State Board of Trustees reached to to Virginia Coach Mike London before the school announced the firing of Joe Paterno on Wednesday night.

By Steve Yanda  |  02:01 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Virginia football injury report for Duke game

The Cavaliers have released their injury report in advance of Saturday’s home game against Duke.

By Steve Yanda  |  05:41 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Virginia’s linebackers will be key to stopping Duke’s passing attack

Virginia Coach Mike London says the Cavaliers’ linebackers will be key to stopping Duke’s high-flying offense on Saturday.

By Steve Yanda  |  01:42 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Evaluating Virginia’s defensive performance against Maryland

By Steve Yanda  |  07:04 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 08:05 PM ET, 11/06/2011

Virginia looking to avoid fourth-straight loss to Duke

By Steve Yanda  |  08:05 PM ET, 11/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 08:14 PM ET, 11/05/2011

Virginia 31, Maryland 13: Three up, three down

By Steve Yanda  |  08:14 PM ET, 11/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Virginia football vs. Maryland: How will the Cavaliers fare?

By Steve Yanda  |  10:11 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Virginia football aims to snap 13-game November losing streak

The Cavaliers, who play Maryland on Saturday, haven’t won a game in the month of November since 1997.

By Steve Yanda  |  01:50 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Cavs defense preparing for Maryland’s offensive system, not individual Terps QBs

Virginia Coach Mike London says he isn’t preparing his team to face either Maryland quarterback Danny O’Brien or C.J. Brown, but rather on stopping the Terrapins’ offense as a whole.

By Steve Yanda  |  02:48 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/02/2011

More on Virginia’s push for an indoor practice facility

By Steve Yanda  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 11/01/2011

True freshman DE Thompson Brown played critical role in final play of win at Miami

Thompson Brown, one of 12 true freshman to play for Virginia this season, had a big impact on the Cavaliers’ win over Miami last week.

By Steve Yanda  |  11:51 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Cavs have made dramatic turnaround in regards to penalties

The Virginia football team said it aimed to commit fewer penalties this season, and it seems to be paying off so far.

By Steve Yanda  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Why DT Nick Jenkins didn’t seriously consider playing for Maryland

By Steve Yanda  |  06:36 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 10/31/2011

QB Michael Rocco: ‘I’ve always felt that I’m the quarterback, and it’s my team’

Virginia’s sophomore quarterback: ‘I’ve always felt that I’m the quarterback, and it’s my team.’

By Steve Yanda  |  06:07 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 07:24 AM ET, 10/31/2011

Evaluating QB Michael Rocco’s performance against Miami

By Steve Yanda  |  07:24 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 01:33 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Virginia 28, Miami 21: Three up, three down

By Steve Yanda  |  01:33 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Virginia football vs. Miami: How will the Cavaliers fare?

Virginia is playing its first Thursday night game since 2006 against an improving Miami team that has rallied after earlier suspensions.

By Steve Yanda  |  10:14 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Mike London: QB David Watford still next in line to run offense should starter Michael Rocco need to be replaced

Even though Virginia plans to reduce his in-game role, David Watford is still the primary backup to Michael Rocco.

By Steve Yanda  |  01:48 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Virginia releases injury report for Thursday’s game at Miami

By Steve Yanda  |  02:39 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Mike London: Offense needs to ‘run the ball better more,’ attempt more deep passes

The Virginia football team has shown almost perfect balance between the run and the pass, but an emphasis on the running game may suit the Cavaliers better.

By Steve Yanda  |  12:02 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Evaluating the performances of Michael Rocco, David Watford against North Carolina State

By Steve Yanda  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Evaluating Virginia’s defensive performance against N.C. State

By Steve Yanda  |  07:35 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 09:03 PM ET, 10/23/2011

QB David Watford’s playing time might be ‘dialed back’ vs. Miami, Coach Mike London says

Cavaliers Coach Mike London says he might revisit his practice of rotating starting QB Michael Rocco with freshman David Watford for series at a time.

By Steve Yanda  |  09:03 PM ET, 10/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Cavaliers Journal | Tags:  Football

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Why Matt Conrath was moved to DT, how he projects as an NFL prospect

By Steve Yanda  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Virginia football vs. North Carolina State: How will the Cavs fare against the Wolfpack?

The Cavaliers and N.C. State play in a crucial game for both teams’ bowl hopes.

By Steve Yanda  |  10:23 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Virginia’s injury report for the N.C. State game

By Steve Yanda  |  01:04 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Mike London: WR Matt Snyder (foot) out for ‘next several weeks’; E.J. Scott (throat) may not be out for season

Matt Snyder, Virginia’s third-leading receiver, will have a screw inserted into his broken left foot, but hopes to return this season.

By Steve Yanda  |  01:01 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Mike London: ‘No concrete reason’ why Cavs are struggling to score in second half

Virginia Coach Mike London says he can’t explain why the Cavaliers aren’t putting up points in the second half.

By Steve Yanda  |  01:42 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Virginia’s Chase Minnifield demonstrating more well-rounded skill set

Virginia cornerback Chase Minnifield has been his usual self against the pass, but he’s also coming up big against the run.

By Steve Yanda  |  12:26 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 03:46 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Evaluating the performances of Michael Rocco, David Watford against Georgia Tech

By Steve Yanda  |  03:46 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 01:29 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Virginia tallied its fewest possessions of the season vs. Georgia Tech

By Steve Yanda  |  01:29 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Paul Johnson’s offensive game plan for Virginia consists of 10 plays

Georgia Tech Coach Paul Johnson says he has 10 plays on tap for the Virginia game, but that he won’t use all of them.

By Steve Yanda  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Virginia TE Colter Phillips returning to health after ankle injury

Colter Phillips, Virginia’s junior tight end, suffered an ankle injury on the sixth play of the season and has been limited since, but expects to play Saturday against Georgia Tech.

By Steve Yanda  |  11:14 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Georgia Tech’s play-action passing poses yet another concern for Virginia defense

Virginia defensive coordinator says to not be fooled by Georgia Tech’s triple option; the Yellow Jackets can pass it, too.

By Steve Yanda  |  01:52 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Virginia OC Bill Lazor discusses development of QB David Watford

Virginia offensive coordinator Bill Lazor discusses how freshman quarterback David Watford has adjusted his throwing motion, learned Virginia’s offense.

By Steve Yanda  |  01:23 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Virginia emphasizes assignment defense while preparing for Georgia Tech’s triple-option offense

Practices have focused on figuring out the most prudent way to combat Georgia Tech’s unique triple-option offense.

By Steve Yanda  |  04:35 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Mike London plans to play true frosh QB David Watford more often as season progresses

By Steve Yanda  |  03:17 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Dominique Terrell no longer Virginia’s primary punt returner after early season struggles

By Steve Yanda  |  02:50 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Bye week thoughts from Mike London on the quarterback situation

Virginia football coach Mike London tries to explain how he decides to play either Michael Rocco or David Watford at quarterback.

By Steve Yanda  |  01:10 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Evaluating the performances of Michael Rocco, David Watford against Idaho

By Steve Yanda  |  10:06 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 07:19 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Evaluating Virginia's defensive performance against Idaho

By Steve Yanda  |  07:19 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 08:09 PM ET, 10/02/2011

Virginia aims to shore up special teams issues during bye week

By Steve Yanda  |  08:09 PM ET, 10/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 10/02/2011

Virginia 21, Idaho 20 (OT): Three up, three down

By Steve Yanda  |  12:03 PM ET, 10/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Still no decision on Saturday’s QB starter; Watford will start if Rocco does not

By Steve Yanda  |  12:52 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Mike London expects TB Kevin Parks (ankle) to play against Idaho

Virginia Coach Mike London said Kevin Parks, the team's leading rusher, has been dealing with an ankle injury recently but that he should be good to go against Idaho.

By Steve Yanda  |  01:58 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Mike London: QB Michael Rocco (ribs) to play Saturday; starter undetermined

Virginia Coach Mike London said Wednesday that Michael Rocco will play despite a rib injury, but that he’s unsure of who will start at quarterback for the Cavaliers.

By Steve Yanda  |  01:03 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Virginia secondary looking to be more opportunistic against Idaho

The Virginia football team has a high number of pass breakups but very few interceptions this season.

By Steve Yanda  |  12:13 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Virginia’s offense continuing to push for faster starts

Virginia’s offense got going in a hurry on Saturday against Southern Mississippi, but it would like to sustain its big-play abilitiy throughout games.

By Steve Yanda  |  11:52 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Evaluating the performances of Michael Rocco, David Watford against Southern Miss

By Steve Yanda  |  10:13 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Evaluating Virginia’s defensive performance against Southern Miss

By Steve Yanda  |  07:46 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 08:35 PM ET, 09/25/2011

Why David Watford took his first snap Saturday at the U-Va. one-yard line

By Steve Yanda  |  08:35 PM ET, 09/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 09/24/2011

Virginia vs. Southern Mississippi: live from Scott Stadium

The Cavaliers have been strong in the red zone so far this season, and must be again against the Golden Eagles.

By Steve Yanda  |  02:45 PM ET, 09/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 09/23/2011

Virginia football vs. Southern Miss: Who do you think will win?

The Cavaliers will pit their powerful rushing game against the Golden Eagles’ stout defense on Saturday at Scott Stadium.

By Steve Yanda  |  09:28 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Connor McCartin, Jon Copper and the importance of reporting concussions

Former Virginia football player Jon Copper says he wishes he had been more forthright about the concussions he suffered as a Cavaliers player.

By Steve Yanda  |  12:41 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Anthony Poindexter discusses Virginia’s struggles in the return game

Virginia has struggled to return punts and kickoffs so far this season.

By Steve Yanda  |  12:43 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Evaluating Michael Rocco’s performance against North Carolina

By Steve Yanda  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Evaluating Virginia’s defensive performance against North Carolina

By Steve Yanda  |  07:51 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 09/17/2011

Live at Kenan Stadium: Virginia football at North Carolina

By Steve Yanda  |  02:38 PM ET, 09/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 10:29 PM ET, 09/16/2011

U-Va. Board of Visitors approves plan for indoor practice facility

By Steve Yanda  |  10:29 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Virginia wide receiver Kris Burd gets off to a slow start

For a variety of reasons, Virginia senior wide receiver Kris Burd has seen his numbers slip this season after a strong junior campaign.

By Steve Yanda  |  02:09 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 09/13/2011

Virginia LBs Coach Vincent Brown: ‘Going fast isn’t good enough’

In the second year of a 4-3 defensive alignment, Virginia’s defense is showing signs of improvement.

By Steve Yanda  |  11:18 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 09/13/2011

Mike London: Freshman tailback Clifton Richardson to be more involved in game plan

Virginia freshman running back Clifton Richardson averaged 8.9 yards per carry against Indiana on Saturday.

By Steve Yanda  |  09:54 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 09/12/2011

Evaluating Michael Rocco’s performance against Indiana

By Steve Yanda  |  09:50 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 09/12/2011

Evaluating Virginia’s defensive performance against Indiana

By Steve Yanda  |  07:40 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 08:18 PM ET, 09/11/2011

News & notes from Mike London’s Sunday teleconference

By Steve Yanda  |  08:18 PM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 01:40 AM ET, 09/11/2011

Virginia 34, Indiana 31: Three up, three down

By Steve Yanda  |  01:40 AM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 09/10/2011

Live at Memorial Stadium: Virginia at Indiana

By Steve Yanda  |  06:58 PM ET, 09/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 09/09/2011

Poll: How will Virginia fare at Indiana?

By Steve Yanda  |  07:46 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 09/08/2011

London seeks faster start on offense, special teams against Indiana

By Steve Yanda  |  01:49 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 07:10 AM ET, 09/08/2011

U-Va. defensive calls to be adjusted by players on the fly against Indiana’s hurry-up offense

By Steve Yanda  |  07:10 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 09/06/2011

Scouting Indiana

By Steve Yanda  |  11:53 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 09:47 PM ET, 09/05/2011

ACC reviewed, agreed with pass interference call against Chase Minnifield

By Steve Yanda  |  09:47 PM ET, 09/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 09/05/2011

U-Va. recruit Kevin Green has left Fork Union

By Steve Yanda  |  04:03 PM ET, 09/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 09/05/2011

U-Va. defense met several goals against William & Mary

By Steve Yanda  |  09:40 AM ET, 09/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 09/05/2011

Morgan Moses logs some time at left tackle

By Steve Yanda  |  09:03 AM ET, 09/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 11:45 PM ET, 09/03/2011

Virginia 40, William & Mary 3: Three up, three down

By Steve Yanda  |  11:45 PM ET, 09/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 09/03/2011

Live from Scott Stadium: Virginia vs. William & Mary

By Steve Yanda  |  04:17 PM ET, 09/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/02/2011

Poll: How will Virginia fare against William & Mary?

By Steve Yanda  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Indoor practice facility for U-Va. football team in the works

By Steve Yanda  |  01:13 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Mike London: Should Rocco falter, Metheny next in line

By Steve Yanda  |  02:02 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 08/30/2011

A closer look at strengths, weaknesses of Michael Rocco

By Steve Yanda  |  09:28 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Some thoughts from Virginia RBs Coach Mike Faragalli

By Steve Yanda  |  07:30 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Cavs defense aims to make opposing offenses less efficient this fall

By Steve Yanda  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Cavs plan to utilize 3-4 tailbacks this season

By Steve Yanda  |  01:03 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Some thoughts on the U-Va. QB situation

All signs are pointing to Michael Rocco lining up under center at the start of the game when Virginia hosts William & Mary on Sept. 3.

By Steve Yanda  |  03:55 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 08:16 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Ausar Walcott is back at outside linebacker

By Steve Yanda  |  08:16 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Cavaliers anticipate deeper receiving corps this fall

By Steve Yanda  |  12:46 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Zach Swanson has moved to fullback

By Steve Yanda  |  12:08 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Mike London: Freshman Kelby Johnson (DeMatha) ‘may have a chance to play this year’ as reserve OT

By Steve Yanda  |  02:10 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 08/15/2011

OT Morgan Moses, LB Daquan Romero return to practice

By Steve Yanda  |  01:37 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 08/15/2011

U-Va. QBs Michael Rocco, David Watford to get closer look in race for starting job

By Steve Yanda  |  12:38 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 08/12/2011

News & notes from DC Jim Reid’s teleconference

By Steve Yanda  |  11:16 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 08/11/2011

OT Morgan Moses returns to practice (kind of); Landon Bradley might not play this season

By Steve Yanda  |  12:58 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 08/10/2011

OC Bill Lazor offers no clues as to identity of frontrunner for starting QB job

By Steve Yanda  |  07:43 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 08/08/2011

‘Joe Pole’ provides U-Va. quarterbacks with more realistic view of each play during practice

By Steve Yanda  |  09:56 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Jimbo Fisher’s son affected by same rare genetic disorder that plagued Mike London’s daughter eight years ago

By Steve Yanda  |  08:43 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 08/07/2011

Virginia football training camp: Day Three news & notes

By Steve Yanda  |  05:51 PM ET, 08/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 07:43 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Virginia football training camp: Day One news & notes

By Steve Yanda  |  07:43 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Ample competition at linebacker spots entering U-Va.’s training camp

By Steve Yanda  |  10:09 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 08/04/2011

OC Bill Lazor: Kevin Parks could fill Keith Payne’s role as Virginia’s power back

By Steve Yanda  |  07:30 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Unlike last year, Virginia’s starting quarterback unknown heading into training camp

By Steve Yanda  |  03:25 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 07/26/2011

A few notes on Landon Bradley, the offensive line and the football team’s new strength and conditioning coach

By Steve Yanda  |  01:49 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Mike London attributes Cam Johnson’s inconsistency in part to sickle cell trait

By Steve Yanda  |  06:57 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Cavaliers plan to approach William & Mary differently this time around

The Cavaliers lost to the division I-AA Tribe in 2009.

By Steve Yanda  |  09:13 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 07:24 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Virginia quarterbacks ‘pretty quiet’ entering training camp

By Steve Yanda  |  07:24 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 07/24/2011

Chase Minnifield sets sights on becoming a first-round NFL Draft pick

By Steve Yanda  |  06:26 PM ET, 07/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Michael Rocco, Ross Metheny exit spring as Virginia’s top QBs

By  |  02:09 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Mike London says starting middle linebacker spot up for grabs

By Steve Yanda  |  02:03 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Ausar Walcott re-instated, moved to DE

By Steve Yanda  |  12:32 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Virginia quarterback situation to remain unsettled exiting spring practice

By Steve Yanda  |  10:01 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Virginia football team to host second bone marrow registry

By Steve Yanda  |  12:20 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Miles Gooch settles in at WR on first day of Virginia’s spring practice

By Steve Yanda  |  02:17 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Marques Hagans joins Virginia football staff as graduate assistant

By Steve Yanda  |  06:37 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 03/15/2011

Virginia football spring practice: Five positions to watch

By Steve Yanda  |  11:32 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/15/2011

Quarterback battle to highlight Virginia spring football practice

By Steve Yanda  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football