Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: CavsJournal and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Redskins and Sports  |  RSS

Mike London sees low outside expectations as motivation for Cavs

The third question first-year Virginia Coach Mike London was asked Monday during the second of the ACC’s two football media days was what he thought of the Cavaliers being picked to finish sixth in the conference’s Coastal Division.
 
“Is that last?” London said. “We’ve got ‘em exactly where I want ‘em.”
 
Presumably, London was referring to the rest of the ACC and not his own squad with the latter part of that response.
 
Virginia garnered just 126 total votes in the conference’s preseason media poll, the fewest of any ACC team. That’s the kind of respect a squad gets after finishing a season 3-9 and bringing in a new coach to turn the program around.
 
“You know, it is what it is,” London said. “And obviously, you try to take things like that and use it as motivation, but I don’t think I need to use that as a motivating factor for our team. We are what people think we are. All I’m worried about is what we think about ourselves and then how we do on the field. So far, what I think about our players, my thoughts are positive thoughts about where we are and what we’re doing now. The season starts here pretty soon, and we’ll talk again, I would assume, after the season’s over.”

By Steve Yanda  |  July 27, 2010; 11:21 AM ET
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: London continues trying to spread Virginia's name
Next: Mike London offers hint as to how he'll deal with Cavs' incoming freshmen

No comments have been posted to this entry.

The comments to this entry are closed.

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company