ATLANTA, Ga.—All the build-up will finally come to a head Saturday night in Atlanta, and there won't be an empty seat in the house.
Saturday's game in the Georgia Dome will be a sellout, 70,000 strong packing the stands. We've seen more and more UVA fans around town as the game draws closer, all here because of the rebuilding job Mike London has accomplished in just his second year.
London has turned around the program to an 8-4 team heading into Saturday's game.
He preaches a theme, a philosophy for his program based on faith, family and football.
Something both players and coaches have bought in to.
"More often than not that when tested it doesn't stand the test of time or circumstance. But in this instance, every test has been faith, family and football," Virginia Defensive Coordinator Jim Reid said.
Auburn coach Gene Chizik also gives London credit for the turnaround.
"My hat is definitely off to Mike because he has, in two, years done a terrific job," he said.