Virginia Football Kicks Off Spring Season

The Virginia football team began spring practices Saturday at the McCue Center.

The Wahoos are coming off a disappointing 2-and-10 season under Mike London, who is 18-31 in his first four seasons as head coach at UVa. The Cavaliers return 16 starters from last year -- nine on defense and seven on offense, including rising junior David Watford, who started all 12 games at quarterback in 2013.

The pre-spring roster released by UVa on Wednesday did not include a depth chart and London said he planned to open up the competition at just about every spot on the field this spring, including quarterback, all in an effort to improve upon last year's performance.

"There's a completely different tone, different mood," London said of the new start. "New actions have to demand new outcomes. You go from 4-6 seniors on the field to now 22 seniors, there's a sense of urgency we have as a team to get better and last year wasn't good enough."

The Cavaliers have three workouts set before the team takes a week off for spring break. Practices will resume on March 18.

The spring game is slated to kick off at 1 p.m. on April 12 at Scott Stadium.

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