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Cavaliers Journal: August 29, 2010 - September 4, 2010

Ras-I Dowling, Rodney McLeod miss Virginia's win over Richmond with injuries

Two-time all-ACC second-team cornerback Ras-I Dowling and junior strong safety Rodney McLeod dressed but did not play Saturday in Virginia’s season-opening 34-13 win over division I-AA Richmond.   Dowling, who missed significant time during training camp, was out with what...

By Steve Yanda  |  September 4, 2010; 10:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Perry Jones to start for Virginia against Richmond

Sophomore Perry Jones will start at tailback for the Cavaliers against Richmond. Jones had been listed as interchangeable with fifth-year senior Raynard Horne on the depth chart issued this week. On the defensive side of the ball, sophomore LaRoy Reynolds...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  September 4, 2010; 6:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Live from Scott Stadium: Richmond vs. Virginia

The players are on the field going through warmups. Virginia is sporting its new orange jerseys with blue pants, while Richmond's players are dressed in white jerseys with blue pants. The Cavaliers dressed in street clothes include sophomore tailback Torrey...

By Steve Yanda  |  September 4, 2010; 5:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Poll: How will Virginia fare in first game under Mike London?

On Saturday, the Cavaliers will take the field in new orange jerseys and blue pants. They'll be led by first-year coach Mike London, who will be facing Richmond, the team he guided to a 24-5 record (including the 2008 division...

By Steve Yanda  |  September 3, 2010; 9:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Virginia men's basketball 2010-11 schedule released

The Virginia men's basketball schedule for the 2010-11 season was released Thursday afternoon. We'll have time to examine it more closely later. For now, here it is: Nov. 12 vs. William & Mary, 7 p.m. Nov. 15 vs. South Carolina-Upstate,...

By Steve Yanda  |  September 2, 2010; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ross Metheny to serve as UVA's No. 2 quarterback Saturday

Virginia Coach Mike London said in a teleconference Thursday that redshirt freshman Ross Metheny will serve as the team's No. 2 quarterback Saturday in the Cavaliers' season opener against Richmond. When the depth chart was released Monday, Metheny had been...

By Steve Yanda  |  September 2, 2010; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Bill Lazor to call plays for first time since 2002

Saturday will mark the first time in nearly eight years that first-year Virginia Offensive Coordinator Bill Lazor has called plays in a live game. He spent the past seven years in the NFL serving various offensive roles, but mostly as...

By Steve Yanda  |  September 2, 2010; 10:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Bill Lazor: Tailback Perry Jones 'really does everything right'

Sophomore Perry Jones likely will line up as Virginia’s starting tailback Saturday against Richmond, but running the ball is merely one of the ways in which Jones is capable of helping the Cavaliers on the field. He’ll also play on...

By Steve Yanda  |  September 2, 2010; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tailback Perry Jones sees benefits to being diminutive

Virginia tailback Perry Jones is listed at 5-foot-8 and 185 pounds, though those measurements might be a bit generous. Regardless, the sophomore out of Oscar Smith High in Chesapeake, Va. has established himself as one of the Cavaliers' top running...

By Steve Yanda  |  September 1, 2010; 2:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Bill Lazor to coach on sideline, Jim Reid to coach from box this season

When Virginia takes the field Saturday at Scott Stadium for the season opener against Richmond, seven Cavaliers coaches will guide the players from the sideline and the remaining four will instruct from the coaches' box. Here's the breakdown: On the...

By Steve Yanda  |  September 1, 2010; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Preparation for Verica, Cavaliers remains internal at this point

While addressing reporters at the dais on Monday, fifth-year senior quarterback Marc Verica was asked how familiar he is with Richmond cornerback Justin Rogers. A fifth-year senior and three-time 1-AA all-American, Rogers has tallied 10 career interceptions -- which ranks...

By Steve Yanda  |  August 31, 2010; 1:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Quick hits from Jim Reid teleconference

Virginia Defensive Coordinator Jim Reid spoke with reporters a short while ago via teleconference, and here are the highlights: Reid said the team's three primary defensive tackles -- fifth-year senior John-Kevin Dolce and redshirt juniors Nick Jenkins and Matt Conrath...

By Steve Yanda  |  August 31, 2010; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Defensive end Zane Parr to take on larger role in 2010

Redshirt junior defensive end Zane Parr played in all 12 games, earned two starts and ranked No. 2 on the team in sacks with 3.5 last season. He also recorded 33 tackles – 4.5 tackles of which were for a...

By Steve Yanda  |  August 31, 2010; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Leading returning tackler Steve Greer not assured a starting spot at middle linebacker

The player who last year tallied more tackles in a season than any other freshman since Darryl Blackstock in 2002 may not start for Virginia on Saturday in the season opener against Richmond. Redshirt sophomore Steve Greer – who registered...

By Steve Yanda  |  August 31, 2010; 9:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ross Metheny, Michael Rocco still battling for No. 2 quarterback spot

Since the start of training camp, the Virginia football coaches have evaluated the three quarterbacks behind starter Marc Verica in an attempt to determine who the team’s No. 2 signal caller should be. Less than a week before the season...

By Steve Yanda  |  August 31, 2010; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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True freshmen Morgan Moses, Rijo Walker and Drequan Hoskey likely to play right away

It has been clear since the start of training camp that true freshman offensive tackle Morgan Moses would see a decent amount of playing time this season. And as was expected, Moses was listed as the No. 2 right tackle...

By Steve Yanda  |  August 30, 2010; 5:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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John-Kevin Dolce to start over Matt Conrath in Virginia's 'three-man rotation' at defensive tackle

Fifth-year senior John-Kevin Dolce aims to enter Saturday’s season opener against Richmond weighing 256 pounds, which qualifies him as light – relatively speaking, of course. Dolce will serve as one of Virginia’s two starting defensive tackles, a position typically filled...

By Steve Yanda  |  August 30, 2010; 5:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Now listed as co-starter at tailback, Raynard Horne's talent 'was never a secret'

When Virginia released an updated depth chart Monday, perhaps one of the most intriguing developments was fifth-year senior Raynard Horne's listing as a co-starter along with sophomore Perry Jones. Coach Mike London spoke frequently during the past few weeks about...

By Steve Yanda  |  August 30, 2010; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Updated Virginia football depth chart released

Virginia football officials just released an updated depth chart. Among the position battles that apparently remain unsettled include tailback (Perry Jones and Raynard Horne), backup quarterback (Ross Metheny and Michael Rocco), strong-side linebacker (LaRoy Reynolds and Darnell Carter), middle linebacker...

By Steve Yanda  |  August 30, 2010; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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