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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 AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia's Mizzell gearing up for breakthrough season

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Virginia running back Taquan Mizzell admits when the Cavaliers' coaches call for the first team offense to take the field at practice, he sometimes forgets that means him. The junior and former four- or five-star recruit spent his first two seasons at Virginia on the third team, getting limited opportunities behind Kevin Parks and Khalek Shepherd. In two...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia has sense of urgency, looks to finish stronger

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) The word that might have been spoken most during Virginia's offseason and training camp workouts: Finish. The Cavaliers were tied or leading three times in the fourth quarter last season in games they wound up losing, turning what could have been a winning season that ended in a bowl game into a 5-7 finish. It was their third consecutive losing season and...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

UVA Football Preview: Quarterbacks

If you want to find an explanation behind the stagnant offense and overall disappointing play of the Virginia Cavaliers for the past decade, look no further than the quarterback position. Ever since the graduation of Marques Hagans in 2005, quarterback has been a weakness for the University of Virginia. From Jameel Sewell to Greyson Lambert and every quarterback in between, no quarterback...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

UVA Football: The d-line is hungry, literally

Andrew Brown Incredible. Maybe the only word that could describe the endless possibilities UVA’s defensive line could have presented this season. A group coming off success statistically in almost every defensive category, ranking amongst the top-20 in the nation. Oh, what could have been? Instead of suiting up Max Valles and Eli Harold for another season, the Cavaliers will...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

UVA Football Preview: Top three offensive players

The 2014 season marked another disappointing season for the UVA football team, particularly on the offensive side of the ball. The Cavaliers finished 88th in points scored, and struggled to consistently move the ball both through the air and on the ground. There is some reason for optimism on this side of the ball in 2015 however, as they are returning 15 players with starting experience...
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August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

UVA Football recruiting: The trenches just got deeper

O-line Depth The game of football is won in the trenches, where the existence of a solid offensive line is a necessary asset. The Virginia Cavaliers have been blessed with a long line of tremendous offensive lineman to come out of the program. Not necessarily offensive line U, but the Hoos have enjoyed the luxury of being able to run the ball efficiently year after year behind their...
Via isportsweb.com
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

New Georgia QB still featured on Virginia schedule cards

In case you missed it, quarterback Greyson Lambert transferred last week from Virginia, where he started nine games in 2014, to Georgia, where he will be eligible immediately as a grad transfer and have a chance to compete for the starting job in camp.But it seems that somebody forgot to tell Virginia.The Cavaliers have been distributing a variety of schedule cards with different...
Via Fox Sports
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Greyson Lambert transferring to Georgia from UVA

File this one under “Things That Don’t Happen Every Day.” Greyson Lambert, formerly the quarterback for the Virginia Cavaliers, has transferred to play for Mark Richt and the Georgia Bulldogs. ESPN’s Joe Schad broke the news: Greyson Lambert says he’s transferring from Virginia to Georgia — Joe Schad (@schadjoe) June 3, 2015   Schad notes Lambert is a graduate...
Via Sportsnaut
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

UVA Football: Seven Named to Steele’s Preseason All-ACC Teams

In an offseason that has been rampant with transfers and speculation about who will be coaching the UVA football team in 2016, today gave fans a break from the turmoil and the opportunity to appreciate the talent that they currently have. College football analyst Phil Steele came out with his Preseason All-Conference and All-American teams today, and seven Cavaliers made an appearance...
Via isportsweb.com
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

UVA Football: Over/Under 4.5 Wins?

As if there wasn’t enough pessimism already surrounding the UVA football program, oddsmakers have set the over/under for the Cavaliers at just 4.5 wins for the upcoming season. While the out-of-conference schedule is nightmarish, Mike London should be able to get 5 or maybe even 6 wins out of his team due to the weak ACC Coastal Division. It’s difficult to gauge a team this early...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Corwin Cutler to Remain At Virginia

Virginia Cavaliers quarterback Corwin Cutler will remain with the team, per a report from Mike Barber of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The redshirt freshman and former four-star recruit had originally planned to transfer to Hutchinson Community College in Kansas, but will now remain with the program. Cutler announced his new plans on his personal Twitter page this afternoon. HEY...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Greyson Lambert to Transfer from Virginia Upon Release

In what has been a week full of transfers and commitments, this one has to be the most shocking to say the least. Virginia quarterback Greyson Lambert has asked for a release from the program and will transfer if it is granted. Lambert’s high school coach Jody Grooms told College Football Talk that Colorado State has reached out to Greyson about moving his talents to Fort Collins...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

UVA Football: impact of Greyson Lambert leaving program

The UVA football team was dealt some difficult news this morning when junior quarterback Greyson Lambert announced his intention to transfer. This is an even more difficult pill to swallow due to the fact that redshirt freshman quarterback Corwin Cutler also announced his intention to transfer just two days ago. Greyson Lambert’s unceremonious departure capped off a disappointing...
Via isportsweb.com
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Virginia starting QB Lambert announces transfer

Former starting quarterback and co-captain Greyson Lambert says he is transferring from Virginia. Lambert announced his intention in a post on Twitter on Saturday, the same day he received his degree. Lambert becomes the second scholarship quarterback to leave the program in the past week. Redshirt freshman Corwin Cutler made a similar announcement on Twitter earlier in the week...
Via AP on Fox
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Virginia RB Daniel Hamm competes in the triple jump

The offseason is a time to rest for some Cavaliers, but Virginia running back Daniel Hamm is not one of them. Instead, he's triple jumping with the UVA track and field team.Over the weekend, Hamm participated in the Virginia Grand Prix meet in Charlottesville and leaped an impressive 14.16 meters in the triple jump. Watch him take off in super slow motion in the video below.Hamm...
Via Fox Sports
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Eli Harold left his comfort zone to prepare for the draft

Eli Harold is a homebody, Harold's brother, Walter, told Andrew Ramspacher of the Daily Progress, but his preparation for the 2015 NFL draft has not permitted his usually lifestyle of leisure.The former Cavalier has been on the move since the 2014 season concluded. He attended the scouting combine in Indianapolis and visited at least eight NFL teams, per the Daily Progress. This...
Via Fox Sports
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

UVA Football: 2015 NFL Draft Preview

While UVA’s success on the football field has been far and few in between, they have still been one of the top producers of NFL talent in the past decade. Currently, there are 23 former UVA football players on an NFL roster, and will look to add to that total this week in the draft. The following four players will be looking to fulfill a lifelong dream and become the next group...
Via isportsweb.com
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

UVA Football: Depth chart observations on offense

UVA closed spring practices on April 18 with its annual Orange-Blue Game, and followed that up with the release of its first depth chart of the year on Thursday. Here are some key takeaways, and stories to follow on the offensive side of the ball as UVA moves closer to its season opener against UCLA. Matt Johns Declared Starter Mike London wanted to do away with any quarterback...
Via isportsweb.com
April 25, 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 AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

DC Jon Tenuta is retooling the Cavaliers defense

The Cavaliers knew they'd lose a bunch of quality contributors on the defensive side of the ball to graduation, but when defensive end Eli Harold and linebacker Max Valles decided to enter the draft early, Virginia's defense was dumbstruck.Even though Virginia went 5-7 and did not appear in a bowl game last season, the defensive unit was strong and ranked No. 28 in the nation, according...
Via Fox Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia DT Andrew Brown has an opportunity to earn more playing time

Virginia's future came into focus during spring camp, and several fresh-faced Cavaliers have a chance to contribute this fall.Norm Wood of the Daily Press named five players with an opportunity to earn more playing time this fall and defensive tackle Andrew Brown highlighted the list.Brown is quicker and 25 pounds lighter than he was last year, according to Wood. A turf-toe injury...
Via Fox Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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