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Virginia vs. Clemson: Few changes to UVA depth chart following season opener

Hoos make changes to offensive line rotation heading into showdown with Clemson

NCAA Football: Duke at Virginia Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

As the Virginia Cavaliers prepare to travel for an ACC title game rematch against the Clemson Tigers, the two-deep for the Hoos will remain mostly the same as it did when UVA knocked off Duke in week one.

Ryan Swoboda swings from left tackle to right, Ryan Nelson moves from left guard to left tackle, and Dillon Reinkensmeyer switches from right tackle to left guard. The only other change to the line rotation is Jestus Johnson no longer appearing as an “or” option at center with Gerrik Volmer, backing up Olu Oluwatimi.

There were no changes made to the defensive side of the ball after Virginia’s seven-turnover performance against the Blue Devils. Safety Joey Blount had to be helped off the field after a scary collision late in the Duke game but—after media reports indicated that Blount was okay after the game—he appears as the starter for this week.

Tavares Kelly is still listed as the starting kick returner despite his season-opening fumble that led to Duke’s first points of the game. Shane Simpson replaced Kelly as the deep man for the remainder of the game but did not return any kicks.

Lavel Davis is also still shown as a back up to Ra’Shaun Henry at wide receiver, even after catching four passes for 101 yards and 2 touchdowns.

The Hoos kick off at 8 PM on Saturday in a game televised on the ACC Network.