November 19, 2008
The Cavalier football team takes the field for its final home game of 2008 on Saturday, as Clemson visits Charlottesville. Senior day ceremonies will be held prior to kickoff, as the contest marks the final game at Scott Stadium for several Cavaliers.
Cedric Peerman, John Phillips, Eugene Monroe, Clint Sintim, and John Copper will all take the field for the final time in Charlottesville. It will also mark the first time that any of these players will take on Clemson, despite being conference foes with the Tigers. Copper, Peerman, Sintim, Scott Deke and Zak Stair were on the roster during that game, but all five were red-shirted during that 2004 season.
It is a tradition at Virginia for the seniors to have the opportunity to speak the night before the game. This year's seniors will also have that option, and say that speeches of the past have been very inspiring.
This will mark the first meeting between Virginia and Clemson since that 2004 season, when the Cavaliers topped the Tigers, 30-10, at Scott Stadium. This season both enter with 5-5 records, with the winner becoming the ninth bowl eligible team from the ACC.
Click on the above video link to hear some of the seniors' thoughts on Saturday's senior day.