October 26, 2020

Independent analysis and commentary on UVA athletics
Football
Karl Hess

Position Preview – Defensive Back

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.   The defensive backfield will close out our position group reviews for the defense. The DBs are a bit of a mixed bag this year in that

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Football
Karl Hess

Position Preview – Linebacker

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.   Linebacker is the glory position in the UVA defense. It sets the pace and #TheStandard. It creates the most havoc and gets the most attention. It even has

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Football
Karl Hess

Position Preview – Defensive Line

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.   It’s the beginning of a new era for the UVA defensive line. Stalwart Eli Hanback has graduated. And popular position coach Vic So’oto traded in his

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Football
StLouHoo

Phase Summaries: Offense

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 Virginia’s offense last year had its highs and its lows, but ultimately the highs won out as Bryce Perkins and company won a number of shootouts down

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Football
StLouHoo

Position Preview – Offensive Line

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.   No position group is arguably more important to the success of a team than the offensive line, no position takes longer to develop, and none in the UVA

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Football
StLouHoo

Position Preview – Wide Receiver and Tight End

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.   Virginia had a record-setting passing attack in 2019, thanks primarily to the work put in by the elite WR trio of Joe Reed, Hasise Dubois, and Terrell Jana,

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Football
StLouHoo

Position Preview – Running Back

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.   After the graduation of workhorse tailback Jordan Ellis after the 2018 season, the Hoos went through the 2019 season in a bit of a purgatory with

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Football
StLouHoo

Position Reports – Quarterback

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.   Virginia had its most successful season in ages in gigantic part because it had its most successful signal caller in ages in Bryce Perkins. For two years

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Baseball
Karl Hess

Baseball Recruiting – Meet the 2020 Class

As is customary, the baseball program has not released any info on the 2020 recruiting class that will enroll at UVA when classes resume. In order to fill that void, we’ll continue our practice of profiling the newest crop of Wahoo baseball players. The 2020 class is a bit atypical

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Basketball (Men)
Seattle Hoo

Hoos Ready to Fight For Roles

You would probably be surprised if I were to tell you that the top-rated defender on the team in 2019-20 by Synergy efficiency statistics was Kody Stattmann. Now, Synergy’s defensive stats are flawed – as are all defensive rating statistics – because they assign the defender to a play based

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HOOS Place Studio

Is It Basketball Season Yet?

22 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.
22 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