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QB Verica Will Lead the Offense
July 12, 2010
It is about football time in northern Virginia, and the UVA Cavaliers are ready to shock the college football world. UVA has brought in a new, storied coach in Cimmy24 for the 2010 season and are looking forward to a major program turnaround. Senior QB Marc Verica will lead this team under center and have major weapons to help support the offense.
HB Perry Jones and WR Kris Burd
Sophomore HB Perry Jones will be a major threat out of the backfield for the Cavaliers and could have a huge season. Coach Cimmy loves to run the football, and with this pro-style offense, he should take advantage of Jones' talents. Senior HB Keith Payne will also get carries and be the teams feared power back. Junior WR Kris Burd will be Verica's go to target and will possibly be a kick return threat. Burd has the speed to break away. On defense, there is no doubt, that UVA will bring the pain.
DE Cam Johnson and DT Matt Conrath
These two defensive linemen will make every down a challenge for the opposing offensive lines. They both have the size and talent to disrupt every play and keep the opposing sideline on their toes. When it comes to stopping the passing game, Virginia brings one of the best in strong safety Rodney McLeod.
Junior SS Rodney McLeod
So UVA fans, get ready for the 2010 season. It will be intense every week and this Virginia Cavaliers team promises to deliver. It is time for shock n' awe in Charlottesville, and for this Cavaliers team to Rise to Glory!
Decisions to be Made at Virginia
There is no definite answer yet as to who will be the starting HB in Virginia. After a scrimmage with the Razorbacks, which ended in a UVA 17-10 defeat, Dominique Wallace had the better numbers. However, Torrey Mack not only had the only Cavaliers TD on the day, he lasted longer on the field. Wallace made the plays, 8 rushes for 52 yards, but would need more rest. Mack, only 7 for 24 and a TD, was able to take the long haul. Mack also can carry the ball better and has less prone to fumbling. Neither player coughed up the ball in this one, but the history is there. Right now both these sophomores have a shot at seeing plenty of game time during the 2010 season.
Looking at the team as a whole after this scrimmage, one thing is for certain, UVA has work to do. Verica is the QB, but his numbers were that of a 3rd stringer. Going 3 for 11 is not how to impress the coaches. 63 total yards on those 3 completions, but missing 8 is nothing to tell momma. Receiving corps is this offenses biggest strength. Kris Burd is the target for this team, but TE Torchia and 6' 3" senior WR Dontrelle Inman also have the capability of making things happen. The offensive line...is for lack of a better word, terrible. Only gave up 1 sack, but Verica was waist deep in pressure throughout the entire game, and the running game couldn't get rolling until the second half.
The defense looks promising. SS Mosley led the way in tackles with 7 and FS Rodney McLeod with 5. The safeties leading the team is a sign that the front 7 need to do more work. OLB Windle was the best of the backers with 3 tackles. RE Will Hill recorded the only sack for the Cavs and also forced a fumble along with DT Nick Jenkins. Conrath and Cam Johnson need to show up if this defense is going to be lights out, but it is a positive.
nice write up, and i have to agree with most of that
The Virginia Cavaliers got a rush of immediate commits for their 2011 football team in the opening week prior to their meeting with Bowling Green. Three total prospects pledged their allegiance to the Cavaliers. The team isn't desperate for players, really only needing players at Guard and Fullback. With these 3 early commits, the passing game for the Cavaliers has some promise.
QB Ryan Hawkins (#57) from Lake Ridge, VA
-6' 5" 192 LBs. Balanced quarterback who does not have the getaway speed, but has the elusiveness to shake pressure. Solid throwing arm, where his power is more entertaining than his accuracy, but not by much. My Grade: B-
WR Art Smith (#61) from Roanoke, VA
-6' 2" 217 LBs. Definitely a possession receiver. Doesn't have the top speed to return kicks or leave guys in the dust, but can break away with good acceleration. Should be a redzone, jumpball threat with his jumping and catching in traffic abilities. My Grade: B
WR Joel Montgomery (#131) from Woodbridge, VA
-6' 1" 183 LBs. Another solid possesion receiver. Unlike Smith, his speed is better than his acceleration. Decent catching, but not great. Could possibly be moved to defensive back. My Grade: C
Virginia Defense Beats #23 Florida St
A terrible showing by the UVA offense, only managed 139 total yards, but come away with the win. The Cavaliers defense played great football, holding to only 6 points despite giving up 423 yards the the Seminole offense. The UVA defense forced 4 fumbles to aid in the victory. A 66 yard scoop and score by DE Bill Schautz was the lone touchdown during the duration, and it came in the 4th. Virginia kicker Robert Randolph poked through 2 FGs in the first quarter. FSU boot Dustin Hopkins put up 2 FGs of his own in the second and third quarters. The Cavaliers defense played clutch football in the end to save the victory, stopping FSU on numerous 4th down attempts inside the UVA 10. Amazing goal line stops by this Cavaliers defense is what gave them the victory. With the win, UVA is undefeated in ACC conference play and prepare for their week 6 meeting against the Ramblin' Wreck that is Georgia Tech.
Defense Lifts Cavs Past North Carolina
If it wasn't for this outstanding play from the UVA defense, the Cavaliers wouldn't have a team. The offense put up only 177 total yards in the 24-20 victory over UNC. The defense did allow 406, but forced 4 turnovers to keep them in it. The UVA rushing game was shut down, and was forced to lean on Verica who put together a good enough performance. The defense made the clutch plays at the right moments to give UVA the win. This Virginia team gets to enjoy a off week next week before a big meeting in Charlottesville against the Miami Hurricanes.
Wallace Leads Cavaliers Over Miami
HB Dominique Wallace put on a show against a tough Miami Hurricane defense in Scott Stadium. Wallace rushed for 144 yards and 2 TDs on 23 carries for the Cavs. QB Marc Verica also had his best performance of the year. He had 188 yards and a TD with no turnovers on 19 attempts, completing 10.
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