Virginia Puts Trust In Competitive, Confident Brennan Armstrong

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Virginia won 9 games last season.
Brennan Armstrong “can make all the throws” according to Virginia offensive coordinator Robert Anae . ~ Photo courtesy Virginia Athletics Media Relations/Jim Daves

Much of the chatter this offseason surrounding the Virginia football team, particularly from national level media, has centered on how the program will look without two-year star quarterback Bryce Perkins. Reporters continue to pose questions to the Cavaliers for how the offense might change too.

The Hoos insist not much looks different from a technical standpoint. Well, except for maybe the spin on the ball and how often quarterbacks coach Jason Beck, a right-hander himself, tries to demonstrate things as a lefty for new starting quarterback Brennan Armstrong.

“He does a lot of example stuff with his left arm now. It’s different,” Armstrong said with a grin. “Nothing really changes much. My footwork and the timing is still the same. There’s not a lot changing, just the way the ball is delivered to the receivers with the backward spin.”

Ultimately, however, what the outside observers are getting at is pretty clear. How will the Hoos replace the overall production and the possibility of a pop play on any given snap? Perkins set the UVA career