Cavalier Corner

August 2013

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2013 Football Preview An Overview Of What To Watch For With The Cavaliers This Fall A By Shane Mettlen year ago, fans and media had high hopes for the Virginia Cavaliers, who were coming off a surprising run to the Chick-filA Bowl and had finished just one game away from an ACC Coastal Division championship. This year, after a disappointing and equally startling 4-8 campaign in 2012, the players and coaches are among the few that are optimistic about the upcoming season, with the Cavaliers picked by ACC media to finish sixth in the Coastal. It is difficult to know what to expect as Mike London enters his fourth season as UVa's head coach. His highly touted recruiting classes have seemingly upped the talent level on The Grounds, but results on the field have been erratic, and last season's quarterback situation — with Alabama transfer Philip Sims and incumbent starter Michael Rocco sharing duties and neither finding a rhythm — added to the troubles. But plenty of reasons exist to think 2012 might have been an aberration and the Wahoos might get back on track this fall. Virginia boasts plenty of speed at the skill positions and some veteran studs on both the offensive and defensive lines. In addition, a shuffling of the coaching staff has left the Cavaliers with two of the most experienced and respected coaches in the ACC joining the team: former Boston College and North Carolina State head coach Tom O'Brien returning to Charlottesville as the associate head coach for offense and John Tenuta, a former defensive coordinator at Georgia Tech, Notre Dame and NC State, in the same position on defense. Here's a breakdown of what to look for from London's Cavaliers this season: Top Five Players 1. Fourth-Year Offensive Tackle Morgan Moses — Moses, at 6-6 and 335 pounds, has literally

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