Virginia’s loss to Louisville embodied so much promise and frustration that has been present all season.
The Cavaliers jumped out to a 10-0 lead on a team playing with their backup quarterback. Instead of capitalizing on the fast start, Virginia gave up 20 straight points.
The passing game was inconsistent. The Cavaliers’ wide receivers had several drops and Brennan Armstrong continued a less than stellar season with two interceptions and a fumble. The fumble seemed to strike a nerve with head coach Tony Elliott.
“When we’re coaching you in practice, take the coaching” said Elliott. “Make sure it’s not just a “yes sir” and move on.”
Virginia’s running game had shown improvement from last season but Saturday wasn’t one of those days. It took 25 carries for the Cavaliers to muster 45 yards.
Perhaps it was on the offensive line. Not only could Virginia not run but Armstrong was also sacked six times.
The lack of rhythm is troubling especially when you consider how explosive this unit was last season but be careful not to bring that up to Elliott.
I’m tired of hearing about last year. That’s the problem that everyone wants to say “last year”.Head coach Tony Elliott after the Louisville loss.
The week off couldn’t come at a better time for Virginia. Coming out of the bye, the Cavaliers travel to Atlanta to play Georgia Tech.