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Cavaliers Journal: September 6, 2009 - September 12, 2009

Quick Hitters From Cavs Loss

Another Virginia loss. The 0-2 start appears worse when considering the two losses were in Scott Stadium, and the next two games are on the road. The 30-14 loss was a TCU shutout until the final five minutes. There will...

By Zach Berman  |  September 12, 2009; 8:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Halftime Notes

Virginia entered halftime trailing, 14-0, and outraged by a tough penalty and lack of execution at the end of the first half. - The penalty will be a source of frustration after the game, I imagine. The game was scoreless,...

By Zach Berman  |  September 12, 2009; 5:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A Few More Pre-Game Notes...

- UPDATED: Jameel Sewell was announced the starting quarterback on the video board introductions. That could mean he starts, and it might not mean a thing. You never know with this team. - Riko Smalls was attempting passes with the...

By Zach Berman  |  September 12, 2009; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Live at Scott Stadium

Ninety minutes from kickoff here at Scott Stadium, and it could not be a nicer day for football in Charlottesville. Both teams are out on the field warming up. Vic Hall is dressed. No word on whether he plays. Remember,...

By Zach Berman  |  September 12, 2009; 2:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia-TCU Preview

Virginia will play in front of a critical Scott Stadium crowd on Saturday against No. 16 Texas Christian – the last home game in almost a month. A win would build confidence and might take some heat off of Coach...

By Zach Berman  |  September 11, 2009; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Groh on Celebrations

If Virginia scores a touchdown this weekend – and note the “if” in that sentence – do not expect any outward celebration from the Cavaliers. When Jameel Sewell scored in the second quarter of last week’s loss to William &...

By Zach Berman  |  September 11, 2009; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Vic Hall Doubtful

Quarterback Vic Hall is listed as doubtful of Virginia's injury report, which means he likely will not play Saturday's game against No. 16 Texas Christian. Hall is the only notable injury on this week's report: Out Mike Parker (hand) Bobby...

By Zach Berman  |  September 10, 2009; 6:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Groh Says Cavs Have Avoided Swine Flu

Virginia’s football team has had not had any cases of swine flu, Coach Al Groh said in his teleconference this morning. As of Tuesday, U-Va. had 55 cases of flulike illnesses. “We’ve discussed it,” Groh said. “We’ve discussed some of...

By Zach Berman  |  September 10, 2009; 3:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Oliver Discusses U-Va. Football, in-Season Coaching Changes

Jon Oliver, Virginia's executive associate athletic director, discussed the Cavaliers football program in an insightful interview with Jay James on WINA in Charlottesville earlier this week. The weekly program, “From the Corner Office”, alternates between Athletic Director Craig Littlepage and...

By Zach Berman  |  September 10, 2009; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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College Football Online Chat at 1:30

Just a reminder: The college sports staff at The Post will be online for a chat at 1:30 this afternoon. Bring any U-Va./college football questions. I appreciated all the Cavs questions last week, and perhaps a loss such as last...

By Zach Berman  |  September 10, 2009; 10:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Nick Jenkins Reacts, Looks Forward

Add Virginia’s football team to the latest in a cast of sports teams that considers the world against them. “All of us have a chip on our shoulders,” nose tackle Nick Jenkins said. “Everybody in the whole football world [is...

By Zach Berman  |  September 10, 2009; 8:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Burd Leads Undistinguished WR Unit

None of Virginia’s wide receivers had a particularly impressive game in the opening loss to William & Mary, although the group had an unexpected leader: Kris Burd. Burd, a sophomore, finished with five catches for a team-high 46 yards. He...

By Zach Berman  |  September 9, 2009; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Virginia Game Provides National Forum for TCU

In the comment Virginia Coach Al Groh made at the top of this morning’s notebook about the Virginia-Texas Christian game, he added that the Horned Frogs were a successful program, but one that most people in the Northeast would not...

By Zach Berman  |  September 9, 2009; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Basketball, Baseball and Former Cavs

Expect a busy Wednesday on Cavaliers Journal, with some insight from Coach Al Groh, Texas Christian Coach Gary Patterson, Virginia defensive tackle Nick Jenkins, quarterback Marc Verica and wide receiver Kris Burd on Saturday’s game against the No. 16 Horned...

By Zach Berman  |  September 9, 2009; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Tuesday Notes

During Coach Al Groh’s weekly news conference on Monday, he said there will not be any significant personnel changes for Saturday’s game against No. 16 Texas Christian. The probable depth chart, linked below, arrived In my e-mail moments ago. It...

By Zach Berman  |  September 8, 2009; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Sunday Night Notes

Nothing earth-shattering in Groh’s Sunday night teleconference. How will the team respond? “We’ll see.” How is he feeling? “I have a lot different feelings, but I keep them to myself or the team.” Sometimes with Groh, you can read between...

By Zach Berman  |  September 6, 2009; 11:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Day After Defeat

In the day after Virginia’s season-opening loss, I’d imagine it’s still difficult for many of you to swallow what happened. The post-game news conferences at Scott Stadium were somber. Coach Al Groh admitted what fans in the upper deck could...

By Zach Berman  |  September 6, 2009; 4:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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