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Virginia OC Robert Anae raises eyebrows with postgame comments

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The assistant coach criticized the team’s teamwork, chemistry, and quarterbacks.

NCAA Football: Connecticut at Brigham Young Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

In his final postmortem of the 2016 Virginia football season, UVa offensive coordinator Robert Anae did not hold back in his evaluation of the Hoos’ quarterbacking situation. Per the Newsplex’s Damon Dillman:

Anae’s comments were nearly universally panned by UVa fans on the Twittersphere for their needlessly harsh nature and lack of personal accountability. Throughout the team’s 52-10 loss to Virginia Tech, quarterbacks Matt Johns and Kurt Benkert switched on almost every play, perplexing most observers.

The quarterback shuffle approach was far from effective. The offense never got a consistent rhythm going, gaining only 94 yards in the first half and 247 over the entire game. Johns was 4-10 for 17 yards and two interceptions in his final game, and Benkert went 9-26 for 122 yards and a touchdown.


Update, 11:30 a.m. Sunday:

The Daily Progress’ Jerry Ratcliffe included in his Sunday morning column a much fuller quote from Anae that reads very differently than the above tweets: