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Cavaliers Journal: October 4, 2009 - October 10, 2009

Mikell Simpson Update

Virginia running back Mikell Simpson was treated and released from the University Medical Center after suffering a neck injury in Saturday's win over Indiana. He will follow up with a team physician for further evaluation this week. Please continue checking...

By Zach Berman  |  October 10, 2009; 9:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Virginia 47, Indiana 7

This season appears a bit different now than it did two weeks ago. Two consecutive authoritative wins has started to turn around the season and makes next week's game against Maryland an opportunity to reach .500 after an 0-3 start....

By Zach Berman  |  October 10, 2009; 8:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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HALFTIME: Virginia 30, Indiana 0

In five weeks of halftime posts, this is the fourth time Virginia has entered the break with a lead. From the looks of it, this will be the Cavaliers' second win. Almost everything went right in the first half. Virginia...

By Zach Berman  |  October 10, 2009; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Pre-Game Notes

Minutes until kickoff, and Scott Stadium features a pretty weak crowd -- especially for Homecoming weekend.The hill overlooking the field where the students sit is near empty. Apparently, last week's win over North Carolina did little to alter fan apathy....

By Zach Berman  |  October 10, 2009; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Anthony Poindexter Video

A big thanks to richan34 for providing the link to "The Play" against Florida State in 1995, coming your way less than one hour before Poindexter's jersey is honored....

By Zach Berman  |  October 10, 2009; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Morning Links

Gameday is here. As a reminder, please follow me on twitter.com/CavsJournal. Here is one more look at Virginia-Indiana story lines... The Anthony Poindexter tributes continue. Too bad for the Cavaliers that he cannot suit up. Fans will cheer for Poindexter,...

By Zach Berman  |  October 10, 2009; 8:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Virginia-Indiana Preview

Virginia vs. Indiana October 10, 2009, 3:30 p.m. EDT Scott Stadium (61,500; Natural Grass) ESPN360.com: Frank Giardina (p-b-p) & Sonny Randle (analyst) When Virginia has the ball: With Jameel Sewell entering his fourth game as the full-time quarterback, expect more...

By Zach Berman  |  October 9, 2009; 2:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Meet Indiana DE Jammie Kirlew

Jammie Kirlew never witnessed a snowflake before he visited Indiana. He was a high school prospect from Orlando considering Boston College, Navy, Army, Central Florida and South Florida when he arrived in Bloomington, Ind., to take an inside look at...

By Zach Berman  |  October 9, 2009; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Morning Links

One more day until kickoff. Here are some stories to put you in the mood... The re-sodding process at Scott Stadium and (FedEx Field) has been weeks in the making. Anthony Poindexter will not enjoy Saturday until the game is...

By Zach Berman  |  October 9, 2009; 8:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Poll: Who Wins the Virginia-Indiana Game?

Pick a winner, and leave your thoughts on the game in the comments. Who Will Win Saturday's Game? Virginia in a blowout Virginia in a close game Indiana in a close game Indiana in a blowout Created on Oct 9,...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  October 9, 2009; 8:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Injury Report

University of Virginia Football Injury Report Game 5 vs. Indiana Issued: Thursday, Oct 8 This report is compiled by the University of Virginia Sports Medicine staff under the direction of Dr. David Diduch. Out none Doubtful none Questionable Brown, J...

By Zach Berman  |  October 8, 2009; 7:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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College Football Chat, 1:30 p.m.

Please join the college sports staff for an online chat at 1:30 p.m. Same time, same place as it is each week. Click here to submit questions ahead of time or during the chat. Send any questions about Virginia, the...

By Zach Berman  |  October 8, 2009; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Thursday Morning Links

Two days until gameday, be sure to check Cavaliers Journal during the next 48 hours for more on Anthony Poindexter, safety Brandon Woods, Indiana defensive end Jammie Kirlew and updates from Coach Al Groh. Before those are posted, here are...

By Zach Berman  |  October 8, 2009; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Parking Restrictions on Saturday

Just received this notice from Virginia's athletic department... An event in John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday (Oct. 10) is expected to impact football fans planning to use the venue’s parking lot for the Virginia-Indiana football game that afternoon. Martha’s...

By Zach Berman  |  October 7, 2009; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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ACC Teleconference Notes

Some tidbits from Virginia Coach Al Groh's 12-minute 30-second appearance on the weekly ACC teleconference... - You saw this story in Tuesday’s paper about Virginia’s players watching practice video of former players. On Wednesday, Groh addressed why he showed the...

By Zach Berman  |  October 7, 2009; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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2010 Men's Lacrosse Captains

Virginia men's lacrosse Coach Dom Starsia named midfielder Brian Carroll, defenseman Ken Clausen and midfielder Mike Thompson captains for the 2010 season. Carroll and Clausen are both three-year starters. Thompson was a key reserve last season. "I am very proud...

By Zach Berman  |  October 7, 2009; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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For Cavaliers, It's 'Business as Usual'

Two days after Virginia won its first game of the season, three defensive players took a seat behind a microphone and refused to talk about the victory. Linebacker Steven Greer said he would get in trouble if he discussed Saturday's...

By Zach Berman  |  October 7, 2009; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Wednesday Morning Links

Before we get to this morning's stories, it's worth nothing that Anthony Poindexter's jersey will be retired before Saturday's game against Indiana. Poindexter, a former defensive back and current defensive backs coach, is one of the best players in Virginia...

By Zach Berman  |  October 7, 2009; 8:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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More on Award-Winning DE Matt Conrath

The 3-4 defensive alignment is not designed to generate impressive statistics for Virginia defensive end Matt Conrath, who spends more time on the interior than defensive ends in the 4-3. He also comes off the field in nickel and dime...

By Zach Berman  |  October 6, 2009; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Depth Chart vs. Indiana

Just received Virginia's depth chart for Saturday's game against Indiana, which included one major change to the starting lineup. Senior safety Brandon Woods has taken over for sophomore Corey Mosley one season after Woods lost his job to Mosley. The...

By Zach Berman  |  October 6, 2009; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Back to the Nonconference Schedule

During the week leading up to Saturday’s win over North Carolina, Virginia’s players frequently reminded everyone that they were 0-0 in the ACC. They took the mentality that the nonconference schedule, in which the Cavaliers have gone 0-3, was merely...

By Zach Berman  |  October 6, 2009; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Tuesday Morning Links

Virginia's defense, which excelled in Saturday's 16-3 win over North Carolina, was inspired by old practice video. It also has former quarterback Vic Hall playing a part-time role in the secondary. Hall's replacement, Jameel Sewell, is doing a better job...

By Zach Berman  |  October 6, 2009; 8:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Conrath, Randolph Awarded

Virginia defensive end Matt Conrath was named co-defensive lineman of the week by the ACC after recording four tackles and knocking down three passes. Kicker Robert Randolph was co-special teams player of the week after connecting on all three of...

By Zach Berman  |  October 5, 2009; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia-Maryland at 4 p.m.

Virginia's Oct. 17 game at Maryland's Byrd Stadium will be at 4 p.m. on ESPNU, the ACC announced Monday. The Cavaliers (1-3, 0-1) will play Indiana at 3:30 p.m. this week. Here is the rest of the ACC schedule for...

By Zach Berman  |  October 5, 2009; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Monday Morning Links

When Virginia Coach Al Groh hung up the phone after speaking with reporters Sunday night, he said that was the last he'll talk about Saturday's 16-3 win over North Carolina and that his focus will now shift to Indiana. Monday...

By Zach Berman  |  October 5, 2009; 8:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Sunday Teleconference Notes

Coach Al Groh said he does not put much thought into his October success, but he joked you could call it "Octoberfest". Here is some more pertinent information from his Sunday-night teleconference... - Safety Rodney McLeod was probable on Thursday's...

By Zach Berman  |  October 5, 2009; 12:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Sunday Morning Links

As you enjoy the aftertaste of Saturday's 16-3 win over North Carolina, here are some Sunday morning links before Indiana week begins... From the first glance, Virginia's players appeared different when they walked out of the locker room Saturday. It...

By Zach Berman  |  October 4, 2009; 9:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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