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Ohio Football is one day away and Bronco Mendenhall has a mentor you might not know

It’s a football-filled Friday.

Ohio v Massachusetts Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images

Yesterday here on STL, we gave you Virginia basketball’s 2018-19 ACC schedule, three keys as Virginia football heads to Nashville, and we dropped a hot new pod for all our football fans. Here’s what else you might’ve missed from outside STL:

Ask an opposing beat writer: UVA vs Ohio (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Mike Barber talks to Jason Arkley of The Athens Messenger ahead of Virginia’s rare Week 3 neutral site game at Vanderbilt on Saturday. As Barber noted, “the venue may have changed but the match up remains the same.” They talked Ohio’s off week, the Bobcats’ QB situation, each team’s strengths/weaknesses and how that affects the matchup, and how Ohio will handle the Cavaliers’ QB Bryce Perkins.

Football: Ohio continues to ride run-pass options for offensive success (The Post Athens)

The Post breaks down the Bobcats run-pass option offensive scheme ahead of Ohio’s second game of the season.

In simple terms, here’s how it works: “The offensive line blocks for the run. The quarterback can either hand the ball off to his running back, pass the ball or pull the ball for a keeper. All three can result in huge plays, and it’s nearly impossible to defend.”

If you want to learn more about the Ohio’s offense ahead of this weekend’s game against Virginia, The Post has you covered right here.

UVa football notebook: Mendenhall credits San Diego State coach as a key mentor (The Roanoke Times)

Bronco Mendenhall talks about an often-overlooked mentor who was crucial to his coaching career: Rocky Long. Long was his boss at both Oregon State and New Mexico and currently is the head coach at San Diego State.


Yes, that is Louisville basketball’s coach face palming over the fact that his team ends the regular season in Charlottesville.