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Cavaliers Journal: September 26, 2010 - October 2, 2010

Florida State 34, Virginia 14: Three up, three down

In the first quarter Saturday against Florida State, Virginia tallied one first down, one passing yard and 16 rushing yards. Things eventually would get better for the Cavaliers, but not by much. The Seminoles dominated most of their 34-14 win...

By Steve Yanda  | October 2, 2010; 8:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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McLeod left game after first-quarter hit, did not return

Junior strong safety Rodney McLeod walked off the field under his own power after making a tackle with just more than three minutes remaining in the first quarter Saturday against Florida State. He sat out the remainder of the game....

By Steve Yanda  | October 2, 2010; 6:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia intended to play Metheny and Rocco

With just less than seven minutes remaining in the game, redshirt freshman quarterback Ross Metheny replaced fifth-year senior Marc Verica under center for the Cavaliers. Metheny led Virginia on a 14-play, 70-yard drive that concluded with an 11-yard touchdown pass...

By Steve Yanda  | October 2, 2010; 5:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Live from Scott Stadium

Hello, everyone. It's a cool October morning here in Charlottesville. Great day for football. The teams have yet to take the field, but here are a few quick notes to get things started. Today will mark the second time Virginia...

By Steve Yanda  | October 2, 2010; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The meaning behind Chase Minnifield's name

Two years before he became vice president of the United States under Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr founded the Manhattan Company, whose bank was intended to compete with rival Alexander Hamilton’s Bank of New York. In 1955, the Manhattan Company merged...

By Steve Yanda  | October 1, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Raycom broadcaster: Virginia win Saturday 'would speak just as loudly as that win in 1995'

Steve Martin has covered Atlantic Coast Conference football as a play-by-play broadcaster for Raycom Sports for the past 17 years. He didn't call Virginia's 33-28 win over then-No. 2 Florida State in 1995, but he said in a phone interview...

By Steve Yanda  | October 1, 2010; 9:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Poll: How will Virginia fare against Florida State?

Virginia and Florida State will meet on the gridiron Saturday for the first time since 2006, when the Seminoles shutout the Cavaliers, 33-0, in Tallahassee. No Virginia player has competed against Florida State, and just eight Cavaliers were even on...

By Steve Yanda  | October 1, 2010; 7:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia football injury report

The Virginia football team released its weekly injury report Thursday night. It read as follows: Out -- freshman tight end Jeremy Dollin (hip), redshirt freshman wide receiver Bobby Smith (ankle), sophomore Tim Smith (ankle) and sophomore wide receiver Eric Thornton...

By Steve Yanda  | September 30, 2010; 7:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Flashback to 1995: Anthony Poindexter

One of the most notable wins in Virginia football history took place on Nov. 2, 1995. On that Thursday night, the Cavaliers defeated Florida State, 33-28, to give the Seminoles their first ACC loss since joining the conference in 1992....

By Steve Yanda  | September 30, 2010; 1:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Dowling, McLeod 'look fine,' will play Saturday

Virginia Coach Mike London said Thursday that senior cornerback Ras-I Dowling and junior strong safety Rodney McLeod "look fine" and will play Saturday against Florida State. Dowling (hamstring) and McLeod (knee) sat out the first two games of the season...

By Steve Yanda  | September 30, 2010; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Poll: What grade would you give Marc Verica's performance so far this season?

One of the biggest adjustments fifth-year senior quarterback Marc Verica said he had to make while growing accustomed to Virginia's new pro-style offense was how quickly he was expected to burst out of the snap. In a timing-based passing system,...

By Steve Yanda  | September 30, 2010; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Verica: Seminoles don't blitz as much as people might think

Florida State leads the nation in sacks (19) thus far this season. Six teams are tied for second with 14. So clearly, the Seminoles are doing something right in their pass rush. But according to Virginia fifth-year senior quarterback Marc...

By Steve Yanda  | September 30, 2010; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Flashback to 1995: Tom O'Brien

One of the most notable wins in Virginia football history took place on Nov. 2, 1995. On that Thursday night, the Cavaliers defeated Florida State, 33-28, to give the Seminoles their first ACC loss since joining the conference in 1992....

By Steve Yanda  | September 29, 2010; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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London won't insert backup QB into close game purely for sake of gaining experience

Virginia Coach Mike London said Wednesday during his segment on the ACC coaches' teleconference that he would not consider inserting either of his top two backup quarterbacks -- redshirt freshman Ross Metheny and true freshman Michael Rocco -- into a...

By Steve Yanda  | September 29, 2010; 11:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia defensive front aims to be more 'rush-lane conscious' against Florida State

Virginia's coaches were pleased that their defense was able to register three sacks and seven tackles for a loss last weekend against Virginia Military Institute, but they're well aware that stiffer competition awaits them the rest of the season. Coach...

By Steve Yanda  | September 29, 2010; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Virginia football players earn grades on weekends too

When Virginia's players walked into their respective position meetings Sunday morning, everyone who played the previous day was given a grade for their performance against Virginia Military Institute. According to junior left tackle Landon Bradley, it's usually either he or...

By Steve Yanda  | September 28, 2010; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Flashback to 1995: Tiki Barber

One of the most notable wins in Virginia football history took place on Nov. 2, 1995. On that Thursday night, the Cavaliers defeated Florida State, 33-28, to give the Seminoles their first ACC loss since joining the conference in 1992....

By Steve Yanda  | September 28, 2010; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Raynard Horne rewarded for trusting in kickoff return scheme

During the first two games of the season, Virginia special teams coordinator Anthony Poindexter got the sense that his kickoff returners weren't quite buying in to the message they were being preached. He saw them moving side to side, waiting...

By Steve Yanda  | September 28, 2010; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Cavs look for DE Cam Johnson to continue his emergence

Virginia junior defensive end Cam Johnson already has compiled more sacks and tackles for a loss through three games this season than he did in all of the 2009 campaign. Johnson tallied 6 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss and...

By Steve Yanda  | September 28, 2010; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia looks to create 'cracks or crevices' against Seminoles run defense

As Virginia Coach Mike London pointed out Monday, not too many teams have found much success running the ball against Florida State this season. In fact, the most rushing yards the Seminoles have allowed in a single game this year...

By Steve Yanda  | September 28, 2010; 8:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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London: Dowling, McLeod 'close to 100 percent'

Senior cornerback Ras-I Dowling seeed a tad rusty during the 27 plays in which he took part Saturday against Virginia Military Institute, which was understandable given that he'd missed the first two games of the season with a hamstring injury....

By Steve Yanda  | September 28, 2010; 7:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Cavaliers preparing to face fast Florida State defensive front

Virginia will take on a Florida State defense Saturday at Scott Stadium that leads the nation with 19 sacks. Through four games, 11 different Seminoles have registered at least one sack, and the unit’s collective speed and athleticism will stand...

By Steve Yanda  | September 27, 2010; 5:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Wideout Tim Smith to miss the remainder of the season

Sophomore wide receiver Tim Smith will sit out the remainder of the season with an ankle injury that will require surgery, the team announced Monday. Smith is scheduled to undergo surgery Friday to repair the ankle. Smith, who had been...

By Steve Yanda  | September 27, 2010; 4:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Colter Phillips finally gets his big play

During Virginia's season-opening win over Richmond, sophomore tight end Colter Phillips caught a 12-yard pass and extended the ball into the end zone. Or at least, that's what it looked like to most everyone in attendance at Scott Stadium. The...

By Steve Yanda  | September 27, 2010; 4:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Success returns to Virginia's kicking game

Much was made in recent weeks about the fact that entering Saturday's contest against Virginia Military Institute, Virginia had not made a field goal in four tries this season. That streak ended against the Keydets, as junior Robert Randolph made...

By Steve Yanda  | September 27, 2010; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia game Oct. 9 at Georgia Tech to kick off at 3:30

The Virginia football team's Oct. 9 contest at Georgia Tech will kick off at 3:30 p.m. and be televised on ESPNU. The Yellow Jackets are 2-2 this season after falling 45-28 at home to N.C. State this past weekend. Georgia...

By Steve Yanda  | September 27, 2010; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Flashback to 1995: Noel Lamontagne

One of the most notable wins in Virginia football history took place on Nov. 2, 1995. On that Thursday night, the Cavaliers defeated Florida State, 33-28, to serve the Seminoles their first ACC loss since joining the conference in 1992....

By Steve Yanda  | September 27, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Green, Snyder take advantage of extra playing time

Virginia Offensive Coordinator Bill Lazor said he noticed something different about the way junior wide receiver Jared Green performed in practice last week. He couldn't put his finger on exactly what caused it -- though the likely season-ending ankle injury...

By Steve Yanda  | September 27, 2010; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Inman's big day a dream come true

Senior wide receiver Dontrelle Inman always had wondered what it felt like to score a collegiate touchdown. Entering Saturday's game against Virginia Military Institute, Inman had not graced the end zone with his presence in four years with the Cavaliers....

By Steve Yanda  | September 27, 2010; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Minnifield's interceptions atone for special teams gaffe against VMI

Junior cornerback Chase Minnifield returned Virginia Military Institute's first punt 20 yards Saturday, which qualified as his longest of the season thus far. He ended the day with a pair of interceptions, which boosted his team-leading total to three. The...

By Steve Yanda  | September 27, 2010; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Poll: Did you agree with the decision to play Michael Rocco?

In a game in which one team clearly was far superior than the other, one of the most interesting developments to come out of Virginia's 48-7 win Saturday over Virginia Military Institute was Coach Mike London's decision to play not...

By Steve Yanda  | September 27, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Final decision on Tim Smith has yet to be reached

Virginia Coach Mike London said Sunday night in his weekly teleconference with reporters that a final decision has not yet been made regarding whether to redshirt sophomore wide receiver Tim Smith, who sat out Saturday's 48-7 win over 1-AA Virginia...

By Steve Yanda  | September 26, 2010; 7:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia's ACC opener against Florida State to kick off at noon

Virginia will open ACC play Saturday against Florida State in a home game that will start at noon and be televised on the ACC Network. The Cavaliers are 2-1 after yesterday's 48-7 victory over 1-AA Virginia Military Institute. The Seminoles...

By Steve Yanda  | September 26, 2010; 8:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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