On Michael Strauss

Jay Jenkins has this very interesting profile of Michael Strauss in the Daily Progress:

It is all about jockeying for a spot on a depth chart as a Cavalier now for the 6-foot-3 quarterback.

And based on his decision to ask and be allowed to enroll early at Virginia — typically a taboo thing for Virginia football players — Strauss is ahead of the game....

Strauss knows that he has to shine in practice to move up the pecking order, but is willing to bide his time and did not take it as a knock when he was the third signal caller to take a snap in the spring game.

“I try to do the best that I can when I get in there,” he said. “I just try to take it one play at a time and whoever plays is the guy that plays.

“That’s the coach’s decision.”

I love the fact that Mike London is able to get some guys into school early -- greyshirting, it's called -- to let them get a head start. It certainly has to help Strauss. There has never been a better time to be an incoming quarterback at UVa, because there is a great opportunity to win a spot.