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Should UVA even be in the big-time football business? (Link)

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"Football is a numbers game – the numbers being the 85 scholarships, the 50 guys you need on your two-deep.

We can compete in men’s basketball, where you have 13 scholarships, an eight- or nine-man rotation.

We can compete in baseball: 11.7 scholarships, a couple of weekend starting pitchers, couple of guys with pop.

Eighty-five and fifty are big numbers.

Virginia just will never be a top four team in CFP terms given the realities. Even with the playoff likely to expand to a 12-team format with automatic bids for conference champions, the best we can hope for is to win the Coastal, upset Clemson in Charlotte, win a first-round CFP game, maybe upset somebody in the quarterfinals, then be respectable in the semis.

That’s the rosiest of rosy scenarios for UVA football.

That’s if we find our checkbooks for a $65 million football ops center that, honestly, isn’t going to do anything other than catch us up to where other mid-tier Power 5 programs have been for the past decade or more.

Our taste of big-time success was fleeting, and long ago – three weeks at #1 in the polls in 1990."
[Post edited by charlie27858 at 12/03/2021 04:48AM]

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Posted: 12/03/2021 at 04:45AM


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