Action Heating Up At Spring Practice

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail to someoneGoogle+share on TumblrShare on Reddit

The Virginia football team held another marathon practice session Sunday afternoon, clocking in at approximately 2.5 hours. This came on the heels of what was nearly a 3-hour session on Saturday. One note of concern was Eugene Monroe , a sophomore tackle.

During some drill work on the far field, Monroe was injured. He was taken from the field on a cart. His status is unknown as is the severity of the injury or even what the injury was. The Sabre will update the injury whenever information is available from UVa. Monroe had moved into the left tackle slot vacated by D’Brickashaw Ferguson.

The Cavaliers return to practice on Monday. The next practice open to the public is on Saturday, April 8, at 1:15 p.m.

Running Backs

Running back Jason Snelling has looked strong in spring practice for the Cavaliers.

Wali Lundy’s absence next season may not be too concerning after all, at least not judging by the pair of open practices. Four running backs (Jason Snelling, Cedric Peerman , Michael Johnson, Mikell Simpson ) have all received carries in various situations so far. All four have had impressive moments.

Snelling looks incredibly good as the current No. 1 back. He seems to have slimmed down without losing his power, making him an explosive player in hitting the openings. He showed the ability to run inside and outside during the weekend.

Peerman has looked strong as well. On several occasions, he’s absorbed the first hit and still gained more yards. Johnson had a handful of nice runs Sunday, including an inside carry in a goal line situation. He stopped, made a guy miss in the back field, and burst through for a touchdown. Simpson has shown flashes thus far and could be a valuable option at times. His running style brings to memory the slashing style of Thomas Jones.

“I think it would be fair to say that Jason probably