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Around the Corner 11/1: Anthony Gill starts for the Wizards, UVA vs Miami was a true battle of bad offenses, and Nick Jackson is ACC LB of the week

New month, same Around the Corner!

Chicago Bulls v Washington Wizards Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Good morning everybody and welcome back on in to Around the Corner as I take you through what you need to know about the Virginia Cavaliers on this first day of November.

Notable news

UVA/Pitt to Kick at Noon on Nov. 12 — Virginia Sports

Barf barf barf. Too much of a good thing is bad. Too much of a bad thing... well that’s a lot worse. These early kicks for home games stink. They limit tailgating, result in far lesser student attendance, and make for a less enjoyable atmosphere. Crossing my fingers that the Coastal Carolina game gets a night-time kick.

PFF grades, snap counts from Virginia’s loss to Miami — Wahoos247

Worthwhile read from Jacquie here. Although PFF does largely reinforce what the eye test displayed on Saturday. Offense = bad, defense = good.

Nick Jackson Named ACC Linebacker of the Week — Cavaliers Now

Speaking of defense equalling good, Nick Jackson was named the ACC’s linebacker of the week after his 14-tackle performance against the Hurricanes. Just as he was last season, he’s the ACC’s leader in total tackles so far this year.

Social media dive

Apologies for the redundancy, but these stats from Bill Connelly do emphasize what a weird contest Saturday’s was. Zero turnovers and only 26 points after 60 minutes and four overtimes is extremely rare. So, at the very least, be happy that the offense fixed its turnover problems for a game!

On a more light-hearted note, here’s a funny little video of some scary activity in the Wahoo football facility.

Pivoting away from football, the NBA ‘Hoos keep making my life difficult with just how many of them are doing well. The first of today’s notes goes to Anthony Gill for his impressive outing last night.

Good to see Joe Harris back healthy again for the Nets and making an impact on either end of the floor. While only scoring seven points against Indiana last night, he made his presence felt elsewhere.

Student perspective

Officially voted for the first time yesterday as I dropped off my Pennsylvania mail-in ballot at a USPS collection box on the Corner earlier today. Was admittedly cool to fill out a ballot for the first time.

Outside of that, I got Roots for lunch which was solid per usual and spent most of the rest of the day on schoolwork. The four essays I have due between Friday and Monday really aren’t helping the whole running a sports website thing. Alas, I need a degree.

Was pretty gross weather today, but that didn’t stop the annual Trick or Treat on the Lawn. I had originally planned to go myself to get some footage for the Twittersphere, but was turned away by the rain. That sure didn’t stop others, though!

That’s all from me today. Wishing you all a terrific Tuesday and I’ll catch you back here on the site later today and back in this space tomorrow.