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WATCH: Virginia football opens spring practice

New faces and new offense hit practice fields for the first time

Virginia v Miami Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

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.

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.