Some Hints Of What Virginia Football Might Look Like After Bryce Perkins

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Virginia receiver Terrell Jana.
Terrell Jana came on strong at receiver last year as a junior at Virginia. ~ Mike Ingalls

In a video call last month, reporters asked Virginia offensive coordinator Robert Anae what might look different for the Cavaliers now that dynamic quarterback Bryce Perkins has finished his collegiate career. That question likely was born out of the shift in philosophy when UVA transitioned from Kurt Benkert to Perkins at the QB spot – the Hoos understandably went from a spread offense tailored toward a pocket quarterback to a spread offense tailored toward a run-pass combination quarterback.

Anae took his answer a step further. Not only will Virginia need to move on from Perkins, it is also replacing some of its biggest producers elsewhere too. That won’t lead to an overhauled offense like the switch heading into this coaching staff’s third year, he said, but there could be some tweaks within the concepts as the personnel changes.

“There’s Bryce, there’s Has [Hasise Dubois], from the skills standpoint, and there’s Joe Reed. Dang, with that group you kind of lump in Olamide Zaccheaus so within the past two years that group is completely out the door. So what’s going to be different?” UVA offensive coordinator Robert Anae said. “The whole time those guys have been in place, we’ve