October 26, 2020

Independent analysis and commentary on UVA athletics
Football
StLouHoo

Meet the New Faces – The Transfers

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

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Women’s Soccer Kickoff — Amateurs Talk Tactics…

  …while professionals concentrate on logistics. This military aphorism, which predates Sun Tzu, has been very much on my mind as we approach the beginning of a fall season with the 2020 pandemic still roaring merrily along. The biggest challenge for head coach Steve Swanson this year will not be

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Football
Karl Hess

Meet the New Faces – The First-Years

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,

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Football
StLouHoo

2020 Preseason Preview Mailbag

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

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ACC Sports
StLouHoo

Preseason ACC Power Rankings

In years past we’ve focused our football power rankings on the Coastal Division, both as part of our summer previews and as running in-season content. How BC, NC State, and Syracuse racked and stacked was ultimately of very little concern to us Hoos; we really only needed to gauge our

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Football
StLouHoo

2020 Schedule Preview – Last Four

Welcome back to our 2020 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

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Football
Karl Hess

2020 Schedule Preview – Middle Three

Welcome back to our 2020 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

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Football
Hooamp

2020 Schedule Preview – First Three

Welcome back to our 2020 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

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Football
Seattle Hoo

Phase Summaries – Defense

Welcome back to our 2020 Football Season Preview. To view our preview table of contents and read already-completed pieces, click here or on the Series button above. Intro It’s not often you see the identity of a team flip completely over the course of a season, but that’s what happened to the 2019 Virginia

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Football
StLouHoo

Position Preview – Special Teams

Welcome to our 2020 Football Season Preview. To view our preview table of contents and read already-completed pieces, click here or on the Series button above.   We don’t talk a ton about special teams, but deep down we know how critical they are. They’re a huge driver of “hidden yards,” affecting the

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HOOS Place Studio

Is It Basketball Season Yet?

23 hours ago
I’m not saying there hasn’t been some bad injury luck and don’t want to cast blame with COVID opt-outs either. But also need to see if there are any takeaways from misses in recruiting, retention, or development by the staff as well.
23 hours ago
Food for thought: our skill position (RB/WR/TE) depth chart features 3 recruited walk-ons (Mitchell, Harrison, Jones), 2 FCS xfers (Simpson, Henry), a G-5 xfer (Poljan), a converted LB (Misch) & 2 Tr FR (Davis, Starling). Leads to some questions on just how we got here.
2 days ago
A primetime matchup in South Florida.

What to watch for as the Hoos seek to end their losing streak.

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3 days ago
Interesting watching ACC rivals host MTEs with easy-win mid-majors while UVA will leave Charlottesville to play Nova and UF. https://t.co/AhsBpeilpU