New season, new Hoos. That is the line Mike London and company have been preaching since National Signing Day, when the staff brought in a consensus top-25 recruiting class, ranked No. 19 by ESPN with six four-star athletes, including the Maryland and Virginia Gatorade State Players of the Year.
But there's still no guarantee of a bowl appearance at the end of the season, much less an appearance at "a bowl that matters." After all, four of the Cavaliers' past five seasons were losing ones, including the past three straight. The Cavaliers finished just 4-8 in London's first year at the helm.
There's a lot of reasons to be excited about what London is doing for the program. Certainly, it appears that he's getting things done on the recruiting front, "taking back" the state and holding open practices in both Hampton and Alexandria. He's also cleaned up the academic delinquents of the program, though Virginia made a good run at the Fulmer Cup this year. Oh, and Chase Minnifield is returning.
As we head into the spring game, what are your expectations of this team? There are clearly questions at the quarterback position, but where else do you see the holes? Is Virginia going bowling? Do the Cavaliers have what it takes to make a good run at the ACC title? What are your reactions?