Virginia Football Drawing Close to a Decision on Starting Quarterback
Three days into training camp the Cavaliers had their first practice in partial pads, as attention continued to revolve around the competition at the quarterback position.
Sophomore David Watford remains on top of the depth chart, getting the majority of snaps with the first team, redshirt freshman Greyson Lambert is second on the list.
When asked if the timetable for naming a starter was coming into focus, head coach Mike London said,
“I think so, I think we’re moving in the direction of finding out who can do what.”
London also relayed that Wednesday’s practice would be important in the evaluation process due to the addition of a live pass rush on the quarterbacks.
Both Watford and Lambert looked more comfortable with their throws after a challenging day one of camp. London commented on their progress.
“We’re always talking about accuracy and it wasn’t there on the first day of practice. Yesterday it got better. You saw that the ball was placed in a lot of receivers’ hands.”
During Wednesday’s practice Watford had his best day yet, connecting with his receivers on a wide variety of throws. His day was highlighted by a touchdown toss to wide-out Darius Jennings moving across the end zone during offense-defense drills.
This weekend the Cavaliers will suit-up in full pads which should lend even more to the evaluation process. Mike London has repeatedly promised that he will name a starting signal caller earlier in camp than last year, when Michael Rocco and Phillip Sims competed for the job.
As the August 31. opener against BYU draws closer, expect the announcement to come sooner rather than later.