Can Virginia Find The Accelerator?

Jed Williams

To many purveyors of ACC hoops – casual and fanatical alike – Dave Leitao’s fourth Virginia basketball outfit looks like a car in the midst of a 200-point inspection: new engine, adjusted features, and virtually no idea how that baby will handle on the open road.

The question that naturally falls off the assembly line, then, is why is Leitao still test-driving? With three seasons and an NCAA Tournament in his rear view mirror, plus a sparkling palace to park the car in, why isn’t UVa’s chief mechanic at the wheel of a finely calibrated machine by now?

Then again, Leitao’s first three winters on Grounds haven’t exactly followed the typical script.