Mike London named red shirt sophomore David Watford the starting quarterback for the game against BYU earlier today during a teleconference. London is staying consistent with his prediction that the decision would be made early in training camp. ” It is his, he doesn’t have to look over his shoulder”, London told the media earlier today.
Watford has expressed throughout the off season that he is ready to lead the football team. In his recent appearance Friday evening on WINA’s The Best Seat In The House, he described the importance of his role on the team. ” I feel great about the progress of the offense. A lot of the offense, it flows through us, [the quarterbacks] so we have to know what everybody else is doing, we have to put the guys in the right place if they line up wrong. I really applaud him [coach fairchild] he has pushed us and challenged us as quarterbacks to get better and control the offense.” Watford went on to say that he believes he should lead in many different ways, including physical conditioning. ” Its no excuse why we shouldn’t be in condition and be in great shape. I feel like its important to lead the guys and just show them, that I’m in great shape, everybody else has to be in great shape and we all gotta push each other and get better.” Watford was leading wind sprints during practice on Friday. To hear the interview in its entirety visit the podcast section of wina.com. For the latest on Virginia Football, listen to the Best Seat In The House, weeknights at 6pm on WINA.