2009 Virginia Cavaliers football team

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2009 Virginia Cavaliers football
Virginia Cavaliers text logo.svg
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Division Coastal
2009 record 3–9 (2–6 ACC)
Head coach Al Groh (9th year)
Offensive coordinator Gregg Brandon (1st year)
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Al Groh (1st year)
Base defense 3–4
Home stadium Scott Stadium
(Capacity: 61,500)
Uniform
ACC-Uniform-UVA-2006-2007,2009.png
Seasons
← 2008
2010 →
2009 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
#24 Clemson x   6 2         9 5  
Boston College   5 3         8 5  
Florida State   4 4         7 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         5 7  
NC State   2 6         5 7  
Maryland   1 7         2 10  
Coastal Division
#13 Georgia Tech* x$   7 1         11 3  
#10 Virginia Tech   6 2         10 3  
#19 Miami   5 3         9 4  
North Carolina*   0 4         0 5  
Duke   3 5         5 7  
Virginia   2 6         3 9  
Championship: Georgia Tech 39, Clemson 34
December 5, 2009
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • North Carolina vacated 8 wins, including 4 ACC wins.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia in the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season as a member of the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The Cavaliers were led by ninth-year head coach Al Groh. The previous season, Groh fired his offensive coordinator, his son Mike Groh, and replaced him with Gregg Brandon, who had himself been fired as the head coach at Bowling Green. Brandon installed the spread offense at Virginia.[1] The Cavaliers finished the season 3–9, 2–6 in conference play and failed to qualify for a bowl game. Following the conclusion of the season Virginia dismissed Al Groh as head coach and hired Mike London as his replacement.[2][3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 6:00 PM No. 14 (FCSWilliam & Mary* Scott StadiumCharlottesville, Virginia ESPN360 L 14–26   54,587[4]
September 12 3:30 PM No. 16 TCU* Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, Virginia ESPNU L 14–30   48,336[5]
September 19 3:30 PM at Southern Miss* M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, Mississippi CBSCS L 34–37   31,170[6]
October 3 12:00 PM at North Carolina Kenan StadiumChapel Hill, North Carolina (South's Oldest Rivalry) Raycom W 16–3   57,500[7]
October 10 3:30 PM Indiana* Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, Virginia ESPN360 W 47–7   45,371[8]
October 17 4:00 PM at Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland (Rivalry) ESPNU W 20–9   44,864[9]
October 24 12:00 PM No. 13 Georgia Tech Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, Virginia Raycom L 9–34   43,016[10]
October 31 3:30 PM Duke Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, Virginia ESPN360 L 17–28   41,713[11]
November 7 12:00 PM at No. 17 Miami (FL) Land Shark StadiumMiami Gardens, Florida Raycom L 17–52   48,350[12]
November 14 3:30 PM Boston College Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, Virginia ESPN360 L 10–14   44,324[13]
November 21 3:30 PM at No. 19 Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, South Carolina ABC/ESPN L 21–34   77,568[14]
November 28 3:30 PM No. 14 Virginia Tech Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, Virginia (Commonwealth Cup) ABC/ESPN L 13–42   58,555[15]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ACC spring in review: No. 11 Virginia". Orlando Sentinel. May 5, 2009. Archived from the original on August 17, 2009. Retrieved July 30, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Groh Fired". WVIR. Charlottesville. November 29, 2009. Retrieved December 11, 2009. 
  3. ^ Heucert, Dan (December 7, 2009). "Mike London Named Head Football Coach at U.Va.". UVA Today. Retrieved December 11, 2009. 
  4. ^ "William & Mary Tribe vs. Virginia Cavaliers Box Score". ESPN. September 5, 2009. Archived from the original on March 20, 2010. Retrieved March 24, 2010. 
  5. ^ "TCU Horned Frogs vs. Virginia Cavaliers Box Score". ESPN. September 12, 2009. Retrieved March 24, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Virginia Cavaliers vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles Box Score". ESPN. September 19, 2009. Retrieved March 24, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Virginia Cavaliers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Box Score". ESPN. October 3, 2009. Retrieved March 24, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Indiana Hoosiers vs. Virginia Cavaliers Box Score". ESPN. October 10, 2009. Retrieved March 24, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Virginia Cavaliers vs. Maryland Terrapins Box Score". ESPN. October 17, 2009. Retrieved March 24, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Virginia Cavaliers Box Score". ESPN. October 24, 2009. Retrieved March 24, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Duke Blue Devils vs. Virginia Cavaliers Box Score". ESPN. October 31, 2009. Retrieved March 24, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Virginia Cavaliers vs. Miami (FL) Hurricanes Box Score". ESPN. November 7, 2009. Retrieved March 24, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Boston College Eagles vs. Virginia Cavaliers Box Score". ESPN. November 14, 2009. Retrieved March 24, 2010. 
  14. ^ "2010 Clemson Football Media Guide" (PDF). Clemson University Department of Athletics. Retrieved November 12, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Virginia Cavaliers Box Score". ESPN. November 28, 2009. Retrieved March 24, 2010.