QB Johns embraces changes at Virginia even with job in limbo

Matt Johns is Virginia's incumbent starting quarterback and one of its unequivocal team leaders. In a summer that is part of a new era for the Cavaliers, the fifth-year senior has been leading his teammates through seven-on-seven drills and workouts in the weight room. Johns is embracing the changes though he doesn't know if he will be behind center when Virginia opens Bronco Mendenhall...
Via Associated Press
July 15, 2016  |  Discuss

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 majority...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Virginia WR T.J. Thorpe Hauls in 75-Yard TD Pass from Matt Johns vs. Boise State

Virginia senior wide receiver T.J. Thorpe was bit overzealous about hauling in a 75-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Johns versus Boise State — his first since transferring from North Carolina to UVA in the spring. Thorpe bust some dance moves a bit too much for the officials liking, drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. His actions came at a bad time, considering...
Via KCM Sports
September 25, 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 a...
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

Video: Mike London explains Virginia's quarterback situation

In the surprise of the spring for Virginia, Matt Johns was named starting quarterback over Greyson Lambert, who started most of the 2014 season. Johns was more accurate than Lambert throughout the spring practice sessions, according to head coach Mike London, affording Cavalier receivers more chances to gain yards after the catch.Recently, London spoke with Jeff Fischel of the ACC...
Via FOX Sports
May 07, 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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