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"New Expectations: The 2019 Virginia Football Season Preview"

A Publication of the HOOS Place Gang

After a surprise 2018 season that saw all expectations exceeded, the Cavaliers return in 2019 expected to do even better, despite losing players to the NFL. But the Bryces return, which is reason enough for optimism!

A Rough Night for UC Irvine

Posted on August 23, 2019, in Soccer(W) by Val Prochaska.

After an abbreviated spring season and a pair of exhibition games that included a game versus some random boys team, the Cavaliers began their 2019 season with a bang, handily defeating the UC Irvine Anteaters, who until this game, had a perfect record against ACC teams.

 

Here’s a stat I wish I could unsee:  Virginia boasts a winning record against every team in the ACC.  Except UNC.  The record:  4 – 37 – 4.  Ouch. 

We feature a senior-laden team and thanks to asymmetric scheduling, we avoid UNC. Could this be Virginia’s year?

 

Welcome back to our 2019 Football Season Preview. To view our preview table of contents and read already-completed pieces, click here or on the Series button above.

 

Welcome back to our 2019 Football Season Preview. To view our preview table of contents and read already-completed pieces, click here or on the Series button above.

 

Welcome back to our 2019 Football Season Preview. To view our preview table of contents and read already-completed pieces, click here or on the Series button above.

Counting down the days until the season kicks off, we're ready to start breaking down the schedule game-by-game, with summaries of each team we'll face and our confidence level in the H...

The Virginia women begin the 2019 season ranked at #9.  Which is about right.  We return nine starters from last year and welcome the TopDrawer #14 recruiting class in the country.  What does the season hold for the Wahoos?

 

Well, we're going to be good, we're going to win a lot of games, and we'll make it to the Sweet 16 again ...

Summer Hoops Roundtable

Posted on August 20, 2019, in The Team by Val Prochaska.

Women's soccer is just around the corner!  Football is about to embark on its most significant season in recent memory, but some of us still can't get enough hoops!  As usual, I’m joined by Seattle Hoo, St Lou Hoo, MaizeandBlue Wahoo, HooAmp and Robert to talk all things men’s basketball.  Let’s get to it….

 

It's a Coastal preview and not an ACC one because the Coastal is our football conference.  When entire recruiting classes will never play Florida State or Clemson, and entire decades go by without them visiting, you're in a loose scheduling arrangement, not a conference.

By now the Coastal Division's reputation for chaos borne of mediocre football is well-earned.  It doesn't get more chaotic than six years, six different champions - or more mediocre th...

Welcome back to our 2019 Football Season Preview. To view our preview table of contents and read already-completed pieces, click here or on the Series button above.

 

This is the second part of the two-part series where we’ll ask five intriguing questions by position unit heading into fall camp and the regular season, this time focusing on the defefnse. 

 

1) Defensive Line: What does the rotation look like?

It’s kind of nice to have this question, which was more of an afterthought a year ago...

On August 15, 2019, HOOS Place presents "New Expectations", the 2019 Virginia Football Season Preview, featuring position group reports, phase analyses, features and more! Click for more info.