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Virginia Football Players, Alumni react to Mike London's Resignation

Overwhelmingly supportive responses coming out of current and former Virginia players as they learn of Mike London's resignation.

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With news breaking out of Charlottesville Sunday that Mike London is resigning as head coach of Virginia Football, effective immediately, both current and former players are starting to express their reactions on Twitter and other social media.

Virginia quarterback Matt Johns was among the first to react.

No words can describe my gratitude for Coach London. Thank you for everything. It has always been so much bigger than football and I can't thank you enough.

Johns was not alone, as this was, overwhelmingly, the same message coming from current players, including junior tailback Smoke Mizzell:

Sophomore OT Jack English:

Junior Center Jackson Matteo:

Freshman QB Nick Johns:

Junior QB Connor Brewer:

Sophomore ILB Micah Kiser:

Sophomore DT Andrew Brown:

Senior C John Pond:

Words can't describe the respect I have for Coach London. He gave me the opportunity of a lifetime. He has been an excellent role model and the definition of a class act. Its always been much bigger than football with him. He is truly a great man. Thank you for everything you've done for me Coach

Freshman OLB CJ Stalker:

Here's QB Jacob Rainey, who was offered a preferred walk-on position in 2013 after an injury at Woodberry resulted in getting his right leg amputated:

Here's one from Virginia graduate assistant Sean Cascarano, who was an OT at Virginia from 2009-2012, sitting out the 2013 season due to injury:

Former Virginia players had similar reactions. Here is Jacksonville Jaguars' C Luke Bowanko:

Here's Minnesota Vikings' Safety Ant Harris:

This picture right here says it all. Nothing but love and respect. Thanks for the life lessons and opportunities granted to help me excel. #Thanks #Grateful #LookAtMeNow

Former OG George Adeosun, whose medical injury led to him stepping down from the team:

Oakland Raiders' OLB Max Valles: