Virginia Football didn’t take off Labor Day as head coach Bronco Mendenhall addressed the media and released a new depth chart before the Hoos take on William & Mary. It’s a short week with the Tribe coming into Charlottesville Friday night, but Virginia has a lot to build off of after a huge win at Pitt on Saturday night.
The depth chart didn’t look very different, but there are some notable things to point out. The Offensive Line saw the most movement as Ryan Swoboda moved from RT to LT, with Ryan Nelson shifting from LT to LG. On the other side of center, Chris Glaser switched from LG to RG, and Dillon Reinkensmeyer fills out the line at RT from RG.
There was no added information regarding the running back corps, with “or” listed between all six in the two positions. Wayne Taulapapa was one of four that impressed Mendenhall against Pitt, joining safety Joey Blount, kicker Brian Delaney, and punter Nash Griffin.
Defensively, there were no significant changes. Jordan Mack, who didn’t play in the second half against Pitt due to a potential concussion, is still listed as the starter. When asked, Mendenhall said Mack’s status was “pending”.
Check out the full depth chart below:
Mendenhall credited his team’s “resolve and maturity” in overcoming the one-point halftime deficit on the road. While he was excited about the win, Mendenhall knows there is more to improve upon.
BRONCO: I am a perfectionist at heart. I am thrilled for our win and our team opening on the road, winning on the road at Pitt. Now when I go to my standard of football, there are a lot of improvements. It is a delicate balance. #GoHoos | #TheStandard— Virginia Football (@UVAFootball) September 2, 2019
You can check out the full press conference here:
Virginia and William & Mary will kickoff on Friday at 8pm, and the game will be broadcast on the ACC Network.