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UVA Fan Reacts Results: Fan expectations for Virginia at a season low while confidence in Tony Elliott is split

Here’s what UVA fans are thinking through five weeks.

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With the Virginia Cavaliers now sitting at 2-3 through five contests, we here at STL surveyed UVA fans everywhere to get a feel for how the fanbase is feeling about this team and the program moving forward.

For starters, we decided to see to what extent the 21-point loss to Duke has brought with it apathy among the fanbase. When asked if they’re still invested in UVA football following the road defeat, 39% of fans declared that they are, 38% of the Wahoo faithful noted that they are “sorta” invested, while the remaining 23% stating that they’re not invested, even if they were before.

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Next up, we polled what UVA fans expect the Wahoos’ final record to be this season. A near majority, 43% of fans see just two wins in Virginia’s remaining seven contests with the team finishing 4-8. 28% think Tony Elliott’s squad will finish 3-9 or worse which... isn’t great with 17% predicting a 5-7 record, 10% foreseeing the ‘Hoos going 6-6 on the year, and just 2% expect the team to be better than 6-6.

For comparison, when asked the same question after the Illinois loss when Virginia was 1-1 on the season, 33% of fans said UVA would go 5-7, 27% said 6-6, 23% chose worse than 5-7, 13% said 7-5, and 2% said 8-4. The drastic shift from 75% of fans expecting a 5-7 three weeks or better finish to just 29% now says everything you need to know about how this season has gone.

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Thirdly, we wanted to get an idea for the fanbase’s thoughts on Tony Elliott now that we’re nearly through half a season with him as the head coach. Fortunately, for now, 41% of fans noted that they’re moderately confident in Elliott. Granted, 35% said that they’re only a little confident with “extremely confident” and “not confident” each receiving 12% of the vote. So, altogether, the Wahoo faithful seem to be pretty split on Elliott right now.

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Lastly, we figured it’d be worth getting a feel for how UVA fans see tomorrow’s game against Louisville going. In tune with the lowered expectations for the season after last week’s embarrassing loss, only 39% of Virginia fans think that the ‘Hoos will be the 2-3 Cardinals at home. Woof.

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