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The Wahoo Central Chat Room with UVa’s Conner Davis

Virginia football offensive guard Conner Davis will chat live Thursday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m.

The Cavaliers return home on Saturday to face Kent State in UVa’s final non-conference game. The game starts at 3:30 p.m. and there will be a webcast on ESPN3.

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team-logo-va.gif spacer.gif Wahoo Central Moderator: Welcome to today’s live Wahoo Central chat with Conner Davis. We are about to get started.
James: How closely do you follow what your former teammates now in the NFL are doing, particularly those O-linemen? Favorite NFL team?
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Conner Davis: First of all, I didn’t grow up following an NFL team, just watching UVa. I love watching teams with a really good offensive line unit like the Eagles, Patriots and 49ers.

Whenever guys like Oday, Morgan, Luke, Austin and even Brick and Branden Albert play I like to watch those games. I talk to Luke Bowanko a couple times a week and I am very happy for him. He follows UVa just as close.

Chuck: Talk about your offensive line coach Scott Wachenheim. He seems like quite a character and getting the most out of the OL group.
10367134.jpeg spacer.gif Conner Davis: Coach Wach just doesn’t develop you as a football player, but as a person for the rest of your life. He is an intense coach and he expects you to match his intensity. This is my fourth season with him and its been awesome.
Steve (Charlottesville): Did you play any other positions growing up? If you could play one other position, what would it be?
10367134.jpeg spacer.gif Conner Davis: I played a lot of tight end growing up. I liked the position because you could block and catch passes. Sometimes I wish I still played tight end, or defensive end so I could accumulate stats.
Vince (Phoenix): One stereotype of O-linemen is that they eat a ton, is that true with you guys? If so, who can eat the most on the O-line?
10367134.jpeg spacer.gif Conner Davis: One of the benefits of playing offensive line you need to weight 300 pounds. Ross Burbank is the biggest eater on the line, only matched by Sean Karl. They have never eaten a snack in their lives, just meals.
Kathleen Connors: Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions?
10367134.jpeg spacer.gif Conner Davis: When I get in the locker room I stretch on my own and then get dressed faster than everyone else. I then sit in my locker and listen to music and visualize doing well in the game.
Bill (Crozet): You guys have only given up a handful of yards lost on rushing plays this season, what has been the key so far?
10367134.jpeg spacer.gif Conner Davis: We worked really hard this summer on the run game. We play a fundamentally sound style of football. We still have areas we need to improve on, but not giving up TFLs is a good foundation.
Michael (Charlottesville): Better beard…you or Morgan Moses?
10367134.jpeg spacer.gif Conner Davis: Morgan’s beard is more clean cut and professional. Mine is on “walk-about.” I don’t see that ending soon. Brett Keisel is my bearded idol.
Jimmy Robinson: Who is the funniest guy in the locker room? Who’s the DJ?
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Conner Davis: Funniest guy in the locker room is based on your comedic interest. Ross Burbank is jolly, Cody Wallace quotes movies and David Marrs tells jokes.

The DJ in the O-Line corner is Cody Wallace. And its usually 90s Pandora radio. Jackson Matteo is our worst DJ, he is the guy you put on the graveyard shift when everyone is asleep.

Nick Pap Joe Billy: What team are you closest with on grounds?
10367134.jpeg spacer.gif Conner Davis: I like all the wrestlers. My favorite all-time college wrestler is Steve Mocco.
Kath: Has anyone ever told you that you resemble Zac Brown from Zac Brown Band??
10367134.jpeg spacer.gif Conner Davis: … and a little bit of chicken fried …
Laura Coutts Wallace: What are your other hobbies outside of playing football?
10367134.jpeg spacer.gif Conner Davis: I like being outdoors. Hiking, golf and going to concerts.
Richmond: What is your most memorable moment in a game?
10367134.jpeg spacer.gif Conner Davis: Worst memory was giving up a safety to Miami in 2012 because I thought that was going to cost us the game. Thankfully we ended up winning. My best memory is playing in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
C.P. Angel (C’vlle): Have you ever scored a touchdown, in high school or when you were a kid?
10367134.jpeg spacer.gif Conner Davis: I scored a couple touchdowns in 8th grade as a tight end. Those days no longer exist.
Sally: What is the atmosphere like in the locker room after a big win?
10367134.jpeg spacer.gif Conner Davis: Everyone is really happy. We countdown the point total of our score to 0 and then go crazy throwing water and Gatorade in the air. Its a good feeling.
Lizzie Scott: Feel prepared for Kent?
10367134.jpeg spacer.gif Conner Davis: I feel very prepared. I need the birthday win.
Kathryn (NY): Do you have a significant other? If not, what’s your ideal date in Charlottesville?
10367134.jpeg spacer.gif Conner Davis: My ideal date is Oct. 25th, because its not too hot and its not too cold.

Joel (salem): Is it difficult to bounce back from a loss like the BYU game and how do you and the team accomplish that?

Go Hoos

10367134.jpeg spacer.gif Conner Davis: Its tough coming off a close loss, especially on the road. It has also given us a lot of confidence for the rest of the season. This week in practice we have gotten back to business to prepare for Kent State.
Jenna: What is your favorite spot on Grounds?
10367134.jpeg spacer.gif Conner Davis: My favorite place on Grounds is the Lawn because it reminds me of why I decided to come here.
Ryan (Standardsville): What do you think is the most important attribute for an offensive guard to have, as opposed to a tackle or center?
10367134.jpeg spacer.gif Conner Davis: You need to be able to play against a 300-pound defensive tackle and then the next play a faster 260-pound player.
Sally (Clifton Forge, Va.): Other than Scott Stadium, where has been your favorite stadium to play in?
10367134.jpeg spacer.gif Conner Davis: I always loved going down to Miami because its an NFL Stadium. I love going over to Lane Stadium because its loud and a rivalry game.
Nick Williams Maupin: How do you balance athletics and academics? I heard your currently receiving your masters while competing in the sport that you love.
10367134.jpeg spacer.gif Conner Davis: Its a tricky balance, but for an elite student-athlete like myself, its a walk in the park, or a walk down the Lawn.
Braxton (Charlottesville): Whats your favorite part of being on the UVA football team?
10367134.jpeg spacer.gif Conner Davis: We are all really close. We have a blast on and off the field. We are serious when we need to be and we are funny when we need to be as well.
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Wahoo Central Moderator: That is all the time we have for Conner Davis today. Thank you for all the questions and thank you Conner for joining us.

We will see you all at Scott Stadium on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Go Hoos!

Next week we will be joined by Canaan Severin for a live chat at Wahoo Central. Date and time is TBD.

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