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Chris Gorham has moved to receiver as a senior.
What happens when a struggling offense loses its most proven playmaker? An offense that was ahead of only Duke in the ACC in points per game? An offense that was ahead of only Wake Forest in passing yards per game? What happens when a returning sophomore quarterback who is gaining confidence loses his go to man, and his biggest big play threat?
Virginia fans are about to find out.
One thing is for sure, though. The game is not going to wait around for Kevin Ogletree to get better. As bad as the loss of Ogletree is for the Virginia offense, the team needs to move forward and do its best to find a replacement.
Maurice Covington , a 6’4″, 215-pound junior seems to be the most logical replacement in terms of production for the upcoming season. Last year, he had 6 catches for 45 yards, but his height and length is what could make him successful in the ACC. During the weekend practices he looked good, but he has little advantage over any other receiver that wears the orange and blue in the experience category.
Gorham was asked by the coaches this offseason to switch to the offensive side of the ball after he was passed on the DB depth chart last season – he played just six games and had 4 tackles. Overall, Gorham registered 48 tackles, 2 interceptions, and 1 fumble recovery in his three-year career in the secondary.
Gorham made the move to receiver optimistically saying, “Wherever I can be the most help, that’s what I want to do for my team.” That is an outstanding attitude for the senior to have, the extremely humble Gorham solidified his thoughts on the change.
“Basically, I just consider it a blessing. Anytime...
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