TheSabre.com Podcast: Virginia Football Season Preview – Defense

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The Virginia football team is closing in fast on the start of its season as William & Mary comes to town on Saturday, Sept. 4. With the new campaign on the doorstep, TheSabre.com podcast returns with a close look at the defense as part of a two-part season preview. There’s also a salute to UVA’s Olympians in the final segment.

You can find the podcast on Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and more. You can listen to it embedded below too.

Here are the time stamps for this episode:

0 – Introduction, Mandy Alonso, Aaron Faumui, + More
6:36 – Pass Defense Concerns, Third Down Defense
17:40 – Havoc Plays, Field Position, + More
28:48 – Position Preview: Safeties
34:01 – Position Preview: Cornerbacks
39:17 – Position Preview: Linebackers
46:22 – Position Preview: Defensive Line + Run Defense
55:50 – Salute To UVA Olympians

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  1. Very good summary of the status of the defense. The comment half-way through the podcast about the play differential didn’t sound right. I checked the vasports website and they show 379 plays to 693 plays – UVA offense vs. UVA defense – which is the stat quoted in the podcast. However, based on the total yards and yards per play, we actually had 613 plays on offense. Still a difference but not as dramatic.

    1. Thank you for that clarification. Not sure where Jeff was quoting the stat from. Pro Football Focus shows Chris Glaser as the top snap count on offense at 734, Zane Zandier as the top snap count on defense at 659, and Hayden Mitchell as top snap count on special teams at 177. There’s a difference between snap count and plays because a penalty can cancel out an official “play” in the stats but it’s accounted for in the snap count in PFF.

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