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Malcolm Cook thinking about NFL, Tony Bennett’s team jumps to No. 1 in power rankings and more

Plus, the Long brothers play each other in the NFL playoffs this weekend and we are pumped.

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Every weekday, we deliver UVA links outside of STL that you may have missed from the day before. It’s our look Around The Corner.

Welcome to the end of the week, everyone! Yesterday we brought you an in-depth look at Kyle Guy’s story from SB Nation (just in time for the ‘Hoos to open their ACC slate TOMORROW against Florida State) and a look at what could be in store for Bronco Mendenhall’s team in 2019. Here’s what else is happening arouuuund the corner.

Former Richmond and UVA linebacker Malcolm Cook looks for a shot at the NFL (Richmond.com)

Former Virginia linebacker Malcolm Cook is looking for a chance to play football in the NFL despite struggling with injury for most of his final season of eligibility.

College basketball power rankings: Virginia takes No. 1 spot away from idle Duke (CBS Sports)

Virginia took a leap in CBS Sports’ college basketball power rankings, moving from the No. 3 slot to No. 1 as the Blue Devils continue an extended layoff.

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2019 (Athlon Sports)

Athlon sports lists the Virginia Cavaliers as a team to watch in 2019–the program is trending upwards and big things could be coming next season.

Long brothers prepared for playoff matchup (CBS19)

Virginia alum Chris Long, now with the Eagles, will face his brother Kyle Long and the Bears in the NFL wild card game on Sunday. The Charlottesville natives have only played three times in their professional careers, but have never met in the playoffs.

TOTD:

Devon Hall is still getting buckets... just not for Virginia anymore :(