Bring on Miami

Am I the only one who is more concerned than usual about this weekend's football game at Miami? Forget the fact that the program has cratered; even if Virginia were to play well, I have to believe that Miami will be out for revenge. Remember that 48-0 drubbing that the Hoos dealt them in Miami's last game in the Orange Bowl? That was just two years ago, although it seems like longer than that. Anyway, From Old Virginia has this preview of this weekend's game, and The Good Ol Blog has the injury report. It's appearing increasingly likely that Marc Verica will be starting at quarterback, since Jameel Sewell is having shoulder problems.

I'd say it's even money that Sewell's absence will make the offense work better.

Okay, after all that, it's time to smile now. Watch this video (tip of the cap to From Old Virginia):

Jameel Sewell to start vs. Georgia Tech

It appears that Jameel Sewell (ankle) will be the starting quarterback against Georgia Tech on Saturday. You tell me whether that is a good thing or not. Over on The Edge, there is speculation that Marc Verica will still see a lot of action.

Still no word on whether tailback Mikell Simpson will play, or whether he will miss his second straight game. Similarly, we're all waiting anxiously to find out if defensive end Matt Conrath will play this weekend after suffering an injury against Murr-land:

Early indications suggest that Conrath's ankle injury might sideline him. Conrath was omitted from the initial depth chart released to reporters this week, although freshman Will Hill was listed with the first team. Virginia will release its final injury report after Thursday's practice.

I'm afraid the defense can't withstand the loss of Conrath for long.