One hundred fifty-eight days before their 2018 season opener against Richmond, the Virginia Cavaliers took to the practice fields for the official start of spring practice.
Spring Ball ‘1️⃣8️⃣— Virginia Football (@UVAFootball) March 27, 2018
Time to grind
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NCAA rules permit fifteen spring practices, including a spring game, for all FBS programs. For those fifteen practices:
- The first three must be non-contact, helmets-only;
- Eight may involve tackling; and
- Three (including the spring game) may be 11-on-11 scrimmages for the majority of the practice session
That means a lot of the early practices will look like this
One of the main focal points for spring practice will be installing the spread-to-run, option-based attack with new quarterback Bryce Perkins. We got a glimpse of what that will look like right on day one.
Motioning the wide receiver. A lead block from an H-back/off-set tight end. The option run back into the flow of the WR motion. Yes, please.
Spring practices will run three times a week in Charlottesville, culminating in a spring game at Scott Stadium on Saturday, April 28th.