The news wasn’t unexpected, but it’s still devastating. Virginia Football head coach Bronco Mendenhall announced Monday that senior cornerback Bryce Hall is out for the season after injuring his ankle on Friday night against Miami.
Said Mendenhall (per Virginia Football’s Twitter):
Bryce Hall is in good spirits. We expect a good recovery, he sustained a left ankle injury and had surgery Monday. We do not expect him back this season. He is an amazing young person, I am thankful for his efforts and to be his coach. On the bus after the game, Bryce was sitting behind me and he said to me, ‘coach, I’m a human buoy’. He has been exemplary in everything he has done here.
There was obviously a change on this week’s depth chart before Virginia’s upcoming game against Duke, and De’Vante Cross stepped into the starting corner position across from Nick Grant.
Here is the full depth chart:
In a small sliver of good news on the injury front, Hasise Dubois—who left the Miami game after taking a brutal hit in the end zone—is listed as the starter. He has been Virginia’s leading receiver with 435 yards on the season, and is second to Joe Reed with two touchdowns.
Mendenhall also addressed needing to fix the red zone offense as the Cavaliers scored nine points on six trips inside Miami’s 30-yard line.
BRONCO: We can consider personnel and then how we are using those players in the critical area (red zone) need more emphasis. We need to get better in both of those. My job is to be ahead of it and make the adjustments needed, I was not this week. #GoHoos | #TheStandard— Virginia Football (@UVAFootball) October 14, 2019
Here are Mendenhall’s full comments:
Virginia and Duke kick off at 3:30 in Charlottesville on Saturday. The Virginia-Louisville game now has a game time for October 26!
SCHEDULE ALERT— Virginia Football (@UVAFootball) October 14, 2019
UVA's Oct. 26 road game at @UofLFootball will kick at 3:30 p.m. and will be televised either on ACC Network, ESPN or ESPN2. Network designation will be announced after all games on Oct. 19. #GoHoos | #TheStandard
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