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Cavaliers Journal: August 8, 2010 - August 14, 2010

Colter Phillips's father among victims of Alaska plane crash

William "Bill" Phillips Sr., 56, was an attorney and lobbyist, was among the victims of the plane crash in Alaska that also took the life of former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens. Phillips's son, Colter, is a tight end for the...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  August 11, 2010; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia defensive line adjusting to 4-3 scheme

A lot of parts have shifted along Virginia’s defensive line since the end of the 2009 season. The most obvious change is that under first-year Coach Mike London and Defensive Coordinator Jim Reid, there are four down linemen instead of...

By Steve Yanda  |  August 11, 2010; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Among true freshmen Virginia quarterbacks, Michael Rocco stands out so far in training camp

From the outset of Virginia’s training camp it has been clear senior quarterback Marc Verica is the team’s No. 1 quarterback. In addition to the fact he’s the only signal caller on Virginia’s roster to have played in a college...

By Steve Yanda  |  August 11, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Notes from Day Five of Virginia football training camp

For the first time since training camp began on Friday, the Cavaliers were dressed in full pads, which made Tuesday's practice a little more lively. From an evaluation standpoint, things will be a bit easier on the coaches from this...

By Steve Yanda  |  August 10, 2010; 7:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Building chemistry off the field another component of Virginia's training camp

During his chat with reporters before Monday's practice, Virginia Coach Mike London was asked how he felt the team's chemistry was coming along. London praised the bonds his players have made thus far and provided an example of a way...

By Steve Yanda  |  August 10, 2010; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Day Five of Virginia football training camp to mark first day in full pads

As part of the NCAA-mandated acclimation period, Virginia players have had to build to the point they'll finally be allowed to reach later today during their fifth training camp practice: Full pads. The Cavaliers spent the first two days of...

By Steve Yanda  |  August 10, 2010; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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In Dowling's absence, other cornerbacks afforded more opportunities to shine

Senior cornerback Ras-I Dowling participated fully in Monday's workout, the first time in four days of Virginia's training camp that he'd been able to do so. Dowling went down Friday with cramps in both feet and was slow to return...

By Steve Yanda  |  August 10, 2010; 8:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Notes from Day 4 of Virginia football training camp

McGee requests position change; Dowling returns

By Steve Yanda  |  August 9, 2010; 6:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia wide receivers hone their pre-catch skills

Last week, Virginia Offensive Coordinator Bill Lazor said that in terms of the skill positions, wide receivers can be difficult to evaluate during training camp practices because they are completely dependent on someone else getting them the ball. Fortunately for...

By Steve Yanda  |  August 9, 2010; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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ACC football officiating coordinator visits Virginia football training camp

Doug Rhoads, the ACC’s coordinator of football officiating, and Michael Kelly, ACC associate commissioner for football operations, watched from the sidelines during Virginia’s practice Sunday. Afterward, Rhoads and Kelly spoke to the Cavaliers about some of the rule changes that...

By Steve Yanda  |  August 9, 2010; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia offensive line aiming to be more physical unit in 2010

If Virginia is going to establish the balanced offensive attack preferred by first-year Coach Mike London, the Cavaliers are going to need a vastly improved effort from their offensive line. Virginia owned the second-worst rushing (99.1 yards per game) and...

By Steve Yanda  |  August 9, 2010; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Dowling update and other notes from day three of Virginia football training camp

Virginia senior cornerback Ras-I Dowling saw very limited action in Sunday's practice. After sitting out the final portion of Friday's workout and all of Saturday's practice, Dowling participated in a few drills early on in Sunday's session, but did not...

By Steve Yanda  |  August 8, 2010; 6:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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