Sunday, October 31, 2010

Virginia To Miami: Yes We Have A Football Team

There are those who thought and I among those who thought the Virginia Cavaliers would defeat someone they were not suppose to in the first year of the Mike London era. That happened Saturday in Charlottesville.

Virginia jumped on the Hurricanes and knocked Miami quarterback Jacory Harris out of the game. At the half the Wahoos lead 17-0 before the Hurricanes made their usual comeback however, it fell short. Virginia gets their first conference win defeating 22nd ranked Miami 24-19.

Here are the highlights and post game sound from the Newsplex. (Thanks WCAV-TV Charlottesville, VA)

It's the first ACC win for Mike London as UVa head coach who feels this win sends a message.

"When you have a team that has taken its lumps, the only way to bring them out of that mindset is to say ‘I have enough faith in you that we are going to go for it and we are going to get it.'" London said. "That's the only way you create the mindset that you want to be physical and you want to compete. Why not?"

London added, "When you have a group of young men who hear ‘you guys are only going to win three games' and ‘you're no good,' those that are in the room keep hearing the message ‘you're not fast enough, you're not good enough.' They refuse to listen to those things. We are what we are and we play a style that's conducive to who we are. Today we played a style that was good enough to hold on and beat a very good team, a fast team, an athletic team regardless of who is in the game."

Here's post game sound from Miami head coach Randy Shannon. (Thanks Canes All Access)

The University of Miami has not released the condition of Jacory Harris. It is now known if Harris suffered a concussion.

Photo Courtesy: Steve Helber, Associated Press

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