Football Roundtable: Looking Ahead To 2011

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Virginia fans make sure to check out more from the roundtable panelists! Kris Wright and Blair Capps on the Sabre EDGE and Frank Maloney in the Hoos Talking radio archives!

The Virginia football program took a step forward in 2010 during head coach Mike London’s first season at the helm. London and the rest of the coaching staff plan to build on this season’s foundation, shoring up weak spots and continuing to improve in areas of success. While reflecting on last season, the coaches will get a clear picture of what worked, what didn’t, and what needs to change.

This past season saw the introduction of new systems on offense and defense, and there have been mixed results. As the program moves forward, the staff will have to take both the positive and negative aspects into account, as well as the personnel available. London has the ability to recruit players to his system, and has been making the rounds across the Commonwealth. Fresh faces will bolster the new offensive and defensive schemes, as well as fill in the gaps left behind by graduation.

The moves to the 4-3 defense and away from the spread offense mean that the staff will be looking for specific players and skill sets. London is also charged with winning key recruiting battles with other ACC schools and in-state rivals. The 2011 recruiting class is shaping up to be a solid group, with some players potentially being able to contribute immediately.

It’s not only the coaching staff that is looking toward 2011, though; media members and fans are also awaiting the next chapter for the Cavaliers. Signing day is just around the corner, so it’s high time for some football discussion. Frank Maloney, host of “Hoos Talking” on Sports Radio 910 in Richmond, TheSabre.com’s Kris Wright and Blair Capps as well as Sabre EDGE subscriber The_Superhoo have all contributed to a football roundtable discussing the 2010 season and looking ahead to next year.

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