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Football

Wednesday Reset - Week 4

Posted on September 30, 2020 in The Team by StLouHoo.

Week 3 is in the books with an uneven but eventually comfortable win over Duke, and it's time to take a quick look back at the takeaways from around the league last week and evaluate both the coming week and remaining road ahead:

 

Quick Hit Thoughts Of The Week

Wasn't a perfect game, but at the end of the day it was a 2+ score win. Gi...

Virginia 38, Duke 20

Late in the third quarter of Saturday's game at Scott Stadium, the Wahoos were down 20-17, and the Blue Devils were nearing the red zone, trying to add to their lead. Virginia had only forced two turnovers to that point -- a fairly pedestrian number compared to recent meetings with Duke.

Then the Devils remembered who they were ...

Football

Gameday Guide - Duke

Posted on September 25, 2020 in The Team by Karl Hess.

Welcome to the 2020 college football season, Hoos! After many twists, turns, and three other possible opponents, UVA will finally open its football season Saturday. Virginia (0-0, 0-0) will host Duke (0-2, 0-2) at Scott Stadium. This game was originally scheduled for November 14. But the ACC worked with both programs to move the game forward after Virginia Tech had to postpone UVA's third scheduled season opener after COVID issues within the Hokies' program. 

Football

Wednesday Reset - Week 3

Posted on September 23, 2020 in The Team by StLouHoo.

Weeks 1 and 2 are in the books... well for near everyone else anyways, and it's time to take a quick look back at the takeaways from the ACC's first two weeks and evaluate both the coming week and remaining road ahead:

 

Quick Hit Thoughts Of The Week

Well here we are, bearing down on our 4th opening game opponent. First VMI cancelled ...

As we wrap our official season preview coverage and next week go into our usual game-week battle rhythm talking the Tech game, the last thing we want to do is share our Final Thoughts. This is our usual place for each of our writers to spend a few minutes stepping back to speak whatever is on their mind after spending the last month deep-diving the X's and O's surrounding the team and the conference. It's an open space for whatever feelings, concerns, hopes or fears ultimately weigh heavy on our minds as we christen another new season in Charlottesville.

We're almost done with our 2020 football preview content, and now's the point where we survey our writers and ask them to share their Bold Predictions for the season ahead. And when we say "bold," we're asking our writers to really go out on a limb, no safe predictions. As such, these may be a bit out there, but where's the fun in playing it safe?

So without further ado, let's see what our writers are betting on this year...

Every year as we wind down our season previews for football and basketball, we ask our writers to look critically at UVA and talk about the X-Factors to a successful season. What three things do they think the season will ultimately boil down to? Maybe it's a player, maybe it's  an aspect of the offense or defense, maybe it's an intangible. For everyone, they're looking for something different. What do our writers think it will be this year?

 

In any given year, when we talk about new faces on the football team, we're talking almost exclusively about the new freshmen. It's not to say that UVA, either under Bronco or under previous regimes, didn't take transfers. But it was maybe one or two a year. 

This year is different.

The extentuating circumstances relating to the pandemic, which...

It's always exciting to welcome new Hoos to the football program. Every season we get twenty or so new faces on the team, many of whom are going to do great things at UVA over the next four or five years. Today we're excited to recap the 14 new first years (yes, it was a very small class) you're going to get to know over the coming seasons, first looking back at what we said after they signed with UVA in either December or Feburary, then updating our feelings now that they've finished summer camp.

As always, we like to hear from you, our readers, and see what's on your mind going into the season. Our cadre of writers will take turns giving their thoughts on your queries below. Of course, you needn't wait for a Mail Call to interact with us... we man our Twitter account far more continuously than our employers or wives may like! So reach out anytime.

Let's dive in and see what questions and concerns you have for us going into yet another high expectation s...