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Several Virginia players disciplined Saturday for class attendance issues

Virginia Coach Mike London said Sunday that junior center Anthony Mihota was one of several players disciplined during Saturday's 48-21 win over Eastern Michigan for recent class attendance issues.

Sophomore reserve center Mike Price tallied his first career start Saturday in place of Mihota, who was benched for Virginia's first offensive series of the game. Mihota returned to the field for the Cavaliers' second possession and played the remainder of the game.

"Mike Price was one of those guys that got an opportunity to play because Anthony Mihota, you know, had to sit a little bit, again, addressing the issue of attending class and being on time and things like that," London said.

Mihota was the only player London directly referenced as being disciplined for missing or being late to class, though he mentioned other players in the context of discussing the recent class attendance issues.

Junior Dom Joseph started at free safety for junior Corey Mosley, who did not play in Saturday's game. Redshirt freshman Jake Snyder started at left defensive end for junior Zane Parr, who did eventually get into the game and played a fair amount.

"Unfortunately, we weren't able to play Corey Mosley like we anticipated, and a couple other guys ended up playing," London said. "Mike Price ended up starting the game. Jake Snyder started the game. There were some issues that I had with some guys, expectations of making sure we go to class and being on time, and if not, then it's going to affect some playing time. Unfortunately, it affected the playing time of a couple young men. Hopefully, the message is sent that going to class and being at class on time will resonate with some guys and they'll play more or they'll have opportunities to start games."

By Steve Yanda  | October 24, 2010; 7:56 PM ET
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