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Charlottesville, VA – The Virginia football team held its second practice of the fall today on the practice fields at the McCue Center. The Cavaliers will hold open practices through Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 3:45 p.m. each day.

Prior to practice first-year coach Mike London addressed the media and said he was overall pleased with the team’s first day of work after having a chance to review the practice tapes. London said the emphasis would be on improving each day and not beginning any game preparation until 10 days to two weeks before the team’s opener against Richmond on Sept. 4.

“All we can do right now is take care of ourselves,” London said. “Now, it is about what we are doing.”

London said that senior quarterback Marc Verica had a good first day of work after not being at the top of his game at the start of the first session.

“As practice progressed he made the throws and I thought he had good command of the huddle,” London said. “He is a work in progress.”

London indicated Morgan Moses will work at right tackle during camp.

“I don’t know about his immediate impact,” London said. “But I know when you stand next to him he blocks out the sun. He has a lot to learn.”

London said he has not received final grades from the summer school session but anticipates positive news early next week.

“I feel confident they will have met the criteria we set for them,” he said regarding a handful of players he indicted in the spring that needed to show academic progress to remain with the team.”

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