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Busy day for Morgan Moses in his first career collegiate start

Morgan Moses became the third true freshman in Virginia football history to start at an offensive tackle position when he lined up at right tackle Saturday against North Carolina. Coach Mike London said Sunday that Moses "ended up playing every rep," which amounted to 76 snaps.

London said Moses still is adjusting to the speed of the college game, but on the whole he thought the big man -- listed at 6-foot-6 and 350 pounds -- played well. Moses, by the way, is the seventh* true freshman starting at offensive tackle in Division 1-A this season.

"I think Morgan had maybe two or three mental errors out of the snaps that he took," London said. "He did a nice job ... We're pleased with him and his development. He's got a bright future."

Regarding junior left tackle Landon Bradley, London said he had no timetable on when the player might be able to return to the lineup. Bradley had surgery last week to repair a broken right hand. London said the doctors "just put the pin and things in his hand not too ong ago."

"I guess basically it's between (Bradley) and the doctors and the tolerance of the pain threshold and things like that," said London, who will get an updated report Monday from the team trainer.

With Bradley out, usual right tackle Oday Aboushi switched over the play on the left side and Moses plugged the gap on the right side. Aboushi and Moses are likely to remain in those positions at least until Bradley returns to the field.

* The other six true freshmen starting offensive tackles in Division 1-A this season are: Seantrel Henderson (Miami), James Hurst (North Carolina), Rob Crisp (North Carolina State), Luke Joeckel (Texas A&M), Davonte Wallace (New Mexico State) and Ja'Wyan James (Tennessee).

By Steve Yanda  | October 18, 2010; 9:31 AM ET
Categories:  Football  
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