Groh-ing Pains at U-Va.
I guess if you've just kicked your starting quarterback out of school and then gone on to lose to Duke coming out of your bye week, you know it's coming. And if you're Virginia Coach Al Groh, this ain't your first are-you-worried-about-your-job rodeo? And still there's nothing quite like the blood's-in-the-water phenomenon of a coach and program circling the drain before it gets out of September (see Bowden, Tommy).
While our Zach Berman wrote about how Virginia wide receiver Kevin Ogletree worked to rehab a torn ACL only to lose his first two quarterbacks before the season was three games old, most media focused on Groh's situation (Zach will be taking stock of the Wahoos' program later in the week). Here's the views from Richmond, including a column from Paul Woody calling for Groh's dismissal, and Charlottesville, including a more sympathetic column from Jerry Ratcliffe, and Newport News, including a blog post in which David Teel says Groh's biggest error was promoting his son to offensive coordinator.
Do you think all this animosity surrounding the program makes Virginia a more or less dangerous opponent on Saturday?
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