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Bryn Renner threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter after a goal-line stand preserved North Carolina's lead and the Tar Heels ended Virginia's postseason hopes with a 37-13 victory Thursday night.
When Virginia Tech deputy director of football operations Bruce Garnes wants to high-five diminutive Hokies tailback J.C. Coleman, Garnes gets down on one knee.
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Virginia's workouts this summer often ended in the same way.
Thursday's late football practice marked the end of two-a-day workouts at the University of Virginia, and it came on the heels of a Wednesday night scrimmage that inched the Cavaliers closer to an opening-day lineup.
There are 139 days until Virginia kicks off its 2012 football season against Richmond, and the Cavaliers' secondary is going to want every last one of them.
Virginia got to the Chick-fil-A Bowl with gutsy playcalling and flawless execution.
Perry Jones took time out from bowl preparation in December to watch his younger brother, Zack, win a high school title.
A midseason tradition for the Cavaliers was moved to the postseason this year, and on a Friday early in December, Virginia's lesser-known players got the spotlight.
Virginia’s season has had no shortage of magical moments. Saturday night, the ante was raised.
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Just one Virginia running back has run for 1,000 yards in the last decade, that being Alvin Pearman in 2004.
Maryland's first season under Randy Edsall will end without a bowl. Virginia's second season under Mike London will probably be capped with the school's first postseason appearance since 2007.
Walking out of the locker room after a 28-21 victory Thursday night, Virginia cornerback Chase Minnifield was asked what kind of message the Cavaliers sent with their victory against Miami.
Miami's feared teams of decades past claimed that they played with "swagger."
"One-for-one, one touchdown for 37 yards, 740 quarterback rating," Jones said with a laugh.
"My freshman year, I didn't even know I was going to play running back until the day before training camp started," Jones said. "The whole summer I was working out as a safety and cornerback. I'm glad I got the opportunity. I don't regret anything. It was meant for it to be this way."