Saturday, September 12, 2009
Virginia's not over yet (but it's over)
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
Virginia's offense is bad. There's no other way to say it.
Is this the payoff for firing your son? Because Gregg Brandon certainly hasn't been able to work much magic in Mike Groh's absence. What started out as a respectable game against TCU has turned into an embarrassment, as Virginia trails 30-0. Virginia can't even get into the red zone, a place TCU might as well set up camp.
The Cavaliers are 2 of 12 on third downs and 0 for 2 on fourth downs. They have 72 yards of total offense. Jameel Sewell has been sacked seven times. Road trips to Southern Miss and UNC loom. It looks like it will get worse before it gets better. Duke won today, officially stepping over Virginia at the bottom of the ACC.
Did you see how empty Virginia's stands were late in the fourth quarter? Doesn't bode well for Al Groh's support group. And if Virginia keeps this up, he's going to need all the help he can get.