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Chris Long continues to be a good guy, Jason Williford reacts to promotion, and a new bowl projection

Also, Joe Harris has a pretty big beard now.

The 2018 ESPYS - Arrivals Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

We covered Saturday’s football game from all angles, providing the how to watch, game thread, and postgame summary of the Virginia Cavaliers loss to NC State in week five of the college football season, 35-21. Fortunately, not everything was bad over the weekend:

Chris Long to donate a quarter of his salary to literacy fund (ProFootballTalk)
Chris Long gave his entire base salary to charity last year, providing $1 million in order to launch educational programs in Charlottesville, St. Louis, Boston, and Philadelphia. Long intends to continue his philanthropic ways again this season, pledging to donate around $400,000 from his paycheck to help put books in the hands of underprivileged children.

Meet UVA Men's Basketball's new Associate Head Coach, Jason Williford (JerryRatcliffe.Com)
In the spring, UVA announced that long time assistant Jason Williford, who played for the Hoos in the 1990s, would be promoted to the position of associate head coach. In a recent discussion on the topic, Williford called it "a huge honor." Ritchie McKay and Ron Sanchez, the last two coaches to hold this title under Head Coach Tony Bennett, have gone on to become head coaches at Liberty and Charlotte, respectively.

UVA listed in bowl projection watch (SB Nation)
The UVA football team was named to SB Nation's bowl projections list, despite losing to NC State this past week. The article has Virginia facing South Florida in Tampa's Gasparilla Bowl.


That’s what I like to call a strong beard. Looking good, Joe.