Top of the morning, folks. Should be a very busy day on the blog (and in tomorrow’s dead-tree edition).
We’ll start off with my annual in-season Virginia story for the week heading into the Cavaliers’ meeting with Maryland. Obviously, not much is going right and coach Al Groh‘s job could be in serious jeopardy (more on the implications of that later in the morning), but I found both Clint Sintim and Kevin Ogletree to be impressively resilient to the 1-3 start. They were obviously disappointed, but as Ogletree promised the Cavaliers aren’t about to throw in the towel because of a few lousy games.
Up at Maryland, the Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell takes a look at how Darrius Heyward-Bey is making the most of his limited touches. While Maryland fans might be troubled at how little he gets the ball (covered in depth here last week), it might be just as worrisome that he’s caught only 12 of the 27 balls thrown his way (44.4 percent). Those charts will be updated during the bye week.
The Virginian-Pilot’s Ed Miller made the trip up to College Park on Tuesday. He, as has nearly everyone else who cover this team, wrote about the Terps’ consistency or lack thereof.
Down at Virginia…
* The Charlottesville Daily Progress’ Jerry Ratcliffe scattershoots across the ACC, as he does every week.
* Doug Doughty of the Roanoke Times thinks fullback Rashawn Jackson‘s role could expand.
* The Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Jeff White gets some answers about Maryland. I’ll let you decide on the credibility of his source.
—- Patrick Stevens