Virginia Loses a Heartbreaker to Georgia Tech

Virginia might have ended up with the same old result, but these are not the “same old ‘Hoos”. 

You know…the ‘Hoos of the pre and post-George Welsh era. The Hoos that hit the opposing QB late turning victories into agonizing defeats. The ‘Hoos that blow all their timeouts because they can’t get the right players on the field. The ‘Hoos that break the huddle after a personnel timeout with 12 players on the field. The ‘Hoos defense that spawned the sentiment..3rd and long, they’ve got us right where they want us…before giving up a plethora of improbable first downs. 

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Could it be Possible That Virginia Football is Back?

Should visions of UMBC, Mercury Hayes, and Chaminade dancing in my head? 

Virginia football continued its resurrection in Durham Saturday with a dominant win over a well coached and highly disciplined Duke team. Like the Miami game last week, I am usually a nervous wreck when Virginia football has the lead, but for some reason, I was uncomfortably confident watching Virginia dismantle the Blue Devils.

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Changing Expectations for Virginia Football

Well, that was a pleasant Saturday afternoon. Delightful pre-autumn Charlottesville weather, a good tailgate with great friends, and a solid Virginia win that gets UVa halfway to bowl eligibility.

There was a lot to like about Virginia’s 27-3 win against the Louisville Cardinals. I would submit that the most encouraging thing about Virginia’s win was that the Cavaliers played a far from the flawless game and still won going away. While 27-3 sounds like a pretty thorough thrashing, the truth is, the game could and should have been an even more convincing beatdown.

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