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London: "I'm the Right Man for the Job"


The losses have started mounting for Virginia coach Mike London. And with them, questions from outside the football program about his job security.

On Monday, London was asked about that job security.

"I believe that I'm the right man for the job," he replied. "I believe that the process that's gone on here is one that, although painstakingly slow, is a process that will be successful."

"I'm 100 percent committed to winning," he added. "To producing a product that's on the field, of guys that want to win."

London is now 18-25 as head coach at Virginia, following last weekend's 35-22 loss at home to Duke. Monday marked one month since the Cavaliers' last win this season, a 49-0 shutout of VMI.

The Cavaliers will take a 2-5 record into Saturday's Homecomings game against Scott Stadium, where they will try to snap a four-game losing streak when they host Georgia Tech.

"It's embrace the adversity," London said. "Embrace it. Look it in the eye. And tell the players, "Let's go." Because the only thing you can do is get ready for the next game."

"He's the most passionate man I know," junior offensive lineman Conner Davis said. "I mean, every day he's out there trying to get not only the team better, but just as a group, just not letting anyone let go of themselves. Not letting people fall away from the team."

"We feel like he's definitely still behind us," said junior safety Anthony Harris. "He's just trying to figure the team out, see where we can make any adjustments. I think he's doing all he can right now to do that. We've just got to find a way to come up with these close games."

London's only win against the Yellow Jackets came during Homecomings two years ago -- a 24-21 victory over a Georgia Tech team that came Charlottesville 6-0, and ranked No. 12 in the country at the time.

That 2011 UVa team ended up 8-5, marking the only time in London's first three years that his Cavaliers finished a season with a winning record (8-5). This year's team is one loss away from adding another non-winning season to London's resume.

"We are committed to winning. No one wants to win more than I do, being here. No one wants to win more than the players," he said. "The players' approach to this, and the coaches' approach, is let's go. We've got five games. The most important game is this game."


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