CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Virginia's players and coaches are leaving last year's 2-10 record in the past.
The team has a new, big-armed quarterback in Greyson Lambert, plenty of skill players to surround him with and a defense that should be sharp from the outset after a season learning defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta's aggressive, attacking style.
Defensive tackle David Deal says the team sees the potential for greatness, and "it's only us that can stop us from reaching that ceiling."
Coach Mike London's fifth year likely will determine if he has a sixth at Virginia. The Cavaliers are 6-18 the last two seasons.
The hope is that Lambert, a trio of stout tailbacks and an emerging group of wide receivers will help lead the charge.
The Cavaliers' biggest shortcoming last season was difficulty scoring.