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Cavaliers Journal: September 13, 2009 - September 19, 2009

Southern Miss 37, Virginia 34

You saw what happened. Much to come in the next few days. The bye week leaves us thin on football updates, so you'll see reaction to this game during the next few days and some basketball and baseball later this...

By Zach Berman  |  September 19, 2009; 9:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Offense Comes Alive in First Half

Who saw this one coming? Virginia leads, 27-10, at halftime. The two field goals came on short fields, when Virginia forced a pair of first-quarter fumbles in Southern Miss’s zone. But the Cavaliers have also sustained drives, including a 14-play...

By Zach Berman  |  September 19, 2009; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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One Hour Until Kickoff...

The weather has been erratic throughout the weekend here in Hattiesburg, Miss., but there is one certainty: It is humid. Coach Al Groh mentioned preparing for the humidity and you can see why by spending a few minutes outside. M.M....

By Zach Berman  |  September 19, 2009; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia-Southern Mississippi Preview

Three players to watch on Virginia Torrey Mack, RB Starting running back Mikell Simpson is questionable, so this might be the game when redshirt freshman Torrey Mack finally shows the ability Coach Al Groh praised throughout the preseason. Mack...

By Zach Berman  |  September 18, 2009; 6:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Poll: Who Will Win?

Busy travel day, so expect more once I get down there. In the mean time, let's see what you think about Saturday's game: poll by twiigs.com...

By Zach Berman  |  September 18, 2009; 7:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Hall Doubtful, Simpson Questionable

University of Virginia Football Injury Report Game 3 vs. Southern Mississippi Issued: Thursday, Sept 17 This report is compiled by the University of Virginia Sports Medicine staff under the direction of Dr. David Diduch. Out Bobby Smith (knee) Doubtful Vic...

By Zach Berman  |  September 17, 2009; 7:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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No Redshirt for Perry Jones

Even though he was Virginia's Group AAA player of the year at Oscar Smith High in Chesapeake last season, Perry Jones did not receive widespread college interest. At 5 feet 8 and 185 pounds, Jones's compact build is not typical...

By Zach Berman  |  September 17, 2009; 11:30 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 the last two weeks, and I know frustration is...

By Zach Berman  |  September 17, 2009; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Meet Southern Miss WR DeAndre Brown

At a hotel before the New Orleans Bowl last season, New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey and another player spotted Southern Missisippi wide receiver DeAndre Brown. The NFL players could not believe that Brown, at 6 feet 6 ½...

By Zach Berman  |  September 17, 2009; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Virginia and the Flu

Make sure you check out Steve Yanda's story this morning on the effect of swine flu in college football. Within the story, Ethan Saliba, Virginia's associate athletic director for sports medicine and head athletic trainer, was quoted about the experience...

By Zach Berman  |  September 16, 2009; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Notes From Groh on ACC Teleconference

Virginia Coach Al Groh had his 10 minutes on the ACC coaches' teleconference this afternoon. Nothing earth-shattering from the call, but some more information as the Cavaliers prepare for Saturday's game at Southern Mississippi. - Groh mentioned the challenge of...

By Zach Berman  |  September 16, 2009; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Depth Chart Update

A Virginia official just sent out an e-mail correcting the depth chart released Tuesday. Kris Burd should be listed as the first-team WR -- not freshman Tim Smith. Either way, it is not Jared Green, marking the biggest listed change...

By Zach Berman  |  September 16, 2009; 9:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Changes on Cavaliers Depth Chart

After keeping the depth chart mostly steady entering last weekend's loss to Texas Christian, Virginia Coach Al Groh shuffled the lineup released to the public for Saturday's game against Southern Mississippi. Among the changes: - Jared Green, who entered the...

By Zach Berman  |  September 15, 2009; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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10 Men on the Field for Two-Point Conversion

After Virginia receiver Javaris Brown caught a 56-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter of Saturday's loss to Texas Christian, breaking up the Horned Frogs' shutout bid, Cavaliers guard Austin Pasztor was overtaken with excitement and forgot to return...

By Zach Berman  |  September 15, 2009; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Behind the Virginia-Southern Mississippi Series

Virginia will visit Southern Mississippi on Saturday in the first game of a series that Coach Al Groh did not anticipate, but one the Cavaliers needed to fill the schedule. When Temple joined the Mid-American Conference in 2005, the MAC...

By Zach Berman  |  September 15, 2009; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Sewell Reacts to Hall's Injury

All the summer excitement about Vic Hall has now been put on hold. There is no official timetable for Hall's return from a hip injury, but it sounded like Hall will likely miss Saturday's game and hope to return after...

By Zach Berman  |  September 14, 2009; 12:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Sunday Night Teleconference Notes

Just got off the phone with Virginia Coach Al Groh. A few quick notes from the call... - Vic Hall has some exams scheduled this week on his injured hip. Depending on the result, the likely scenario is holding Hall...

By Zach Berman  |  September 13, 2009; 9:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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