The hope and concern series continues today with Virginia:
Biggest reason for hope: Defensive strides
With nine starters returning in the second season in the 4-3 scheme, Virginia should show measurable improvement this fall. Coach Mike London said this spring that the defense is well ahead of where it was this time a year ago because of the transition and coaching change. The Hoos also have legitimate playmakers in cornerback Chase Minnifield, who finished fifth in the country in interceptions last year, and defensive end Cam Johnson, who ranks fifth among all active ACC defenders in career TFLs. Defensive tackle Matt Conrath and linebacker Steve Greer are two additional standouts who should make Virginia’s front seven solid.
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