Sophomore quarterback Nick Johns to transfer from Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Sophomore quarterback Nick Johns says he is transferring from Virginia. Johns made the announcement on Twitter, saying the school has granted him an unrestricted release. Virginia confirmed that Johns has been granted his release. Johns, unrelated to incumbent Virginia starting quarterback Matt Johns, got off to a rocky start at Virginia when he was...
Via Associated Press
May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Virginia still searching for starting QB after spring practices

“Our quarterback situation right now has not revealed itself,”offensive coordinator at Virginia, Robert Anae said, via The Free Lance-Star. “So we’re going to continue to go into fall camp, and it may take all of fall camp before we get to the bottom of it.” Matt Johns and Connor Brewer are currently front-runners for the starting job for the Cavaliers. Johns played the...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Syracuse, Virginia meet looking to end 2-game skids

Virginia's search for offensive consistency seems to be going in reverse. The Cavaliers have had trouble getting plays signaled in to quarterback Matt Johns and in the last two games, they've had trouble giving him enough time to look for a receiver downfield. Virginia's quarterback has been sacked eight times in the past two games, and Johns has absorbed seven of them. He's also...
Via Associated Press
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

What is going wrong at Virginia?

The story of the Boise State Broncos got more interesting on Friday night in Charlottesville, Virginia. A team with a new quarterback (Brett Rypien), due to an injury to the previous one (Ryan Finley), looked very strong in a road game played two time zones away from Idaho. However, it’s a little too early to say what kind of team Boise State will be. The Broncos certainly played...
Via The Student Section
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Virginia scores on double-reverse flea-flicker

Virginia led No. 9 Notre Dame 14-12 at halftime, and the Cavs took the lead on a beautifully executed trick play. It began with running back Albert Reid in the Wildcat formation and quarterback Matt Johns lined up as a wide receiver. Reid handed to running back Taquan Mizzell on what looked like a jet sweep, but Mizzell instead pitched back to Johns, who hit a wide-open Keon Johnson...
Via College Spun
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Johns poised to lead Virginia into 2015 season

Matt Johns was a redshirt freshman sent in for the first time to work with the first team on a two-minute drill. It was just practice, but on the first snap, the ball went right through his hands. Oops. ''The whole line is looking at me like, `Are you freaking kidding me?','' Johns recalled this week. ''I looked at them and said, ''We're going to be good,' and we drove down the field...
Via Associated Press
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

UCLA's Josh Rosen has ringing endorsement from Virginia QB

Josh Rosen's admirers are not limited to Westwood. The true freshman quarterback has ringing endorsements from Virginia, particularly Cavaliers quarterback Matt Johns. David Teel at the Daily Press wondered if Johns would have been mentally ready for the pressure of starting at quarterback as a true freshman. "I absolutely would not have been ready," said Johns on Monday during...
Via Fox Sports
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia QB Nick Johns facing drunk-driving charge

The Virginia Cavaliers were hoping that quarterback Nick Johns could develop quickly into an impact player, but they are now concerned with his off-the-field decisions. According to a report from College Football Talk, Johns is facing a drunk-driving charge. This is a very serious charge and it is extremely disappointing for the Cavaliers. Head coach Mike London talked briefly about...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Johns is Virginia's No. 1 quarterback after spring practice

Virginia released their post-spring depth chart on Thursday, revealing a bit of a surprise at the quarterback position.Matt Johns has supplanted Greyson Lambert as the team's starting signal-caller, according to Norm Wood of the Daily Press."Matt did the best job," Virginia head coach Mike London told the Daily Press. "He was most productive. He was most efficient. It wasn’t close...
Via Fox Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Coach: Competition 'wasn't close,' named Johns QB starter

Matt Johns will head into the summer as Virginia's starting quarterback, having unseated incumbent Greyson Lambert during spring practice. Perhaps. ''It wasn't close,'' coach Mike London said of the competition on a conference call Thursday. ''If it was close we'd still be talking about going into August camp with two guys fighting for the same position. Matt clearly did what he...
Via Associated Press
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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