CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -- There is no quarterback controversy at Virginia. None whatsoever.
That doesn't mean Michael Rocco has the job secured for the rest of the season, because if the read on Phillip Sims' breathtaking potential is accurate, he will eventually learn the playbook enough to justify a more viable shot, especially if Rocco struggles.
Rocco struggled some in Saturday's 17-16 victory over Penn State at Scott Stadium. Enough so that coach Mike London replaced him with Sims with 1:22 remaining in the third quarter. In Rocco's previous possession, he fumbled the snap, giving Penn State the ball at UVa's 29-yard-line, its fourth worst starting position of the day.
The other three were also courtesy of turnovers, one of which was an interception thrown by Rocco in the first half. Redshirt juniors can't get away with making such mistakes for long, and that had to go through London's mind when he decided to give Sims a chance.
Sims transferred this past offseason from Alab...