ATLANTA, Ga.—We're a day away from the Chick-fil-A Bowl inside the Georgia Dome.
A huge factor in how Virginia ended a string of three-straight losing seasons and made it to Atlanta is the play of the defense in 2011.
But that unit could be without its top player, cornerback Chase Minnifield, who is still dealing with a nagging injury.
"Chase will be a game-time decision. Obviously through the course of the season there are a couple guys that get nicks and bruises and things like that," Virginia coach Mike London said.
London would not say what specifically ails the All-American. Minnifield has been in sweats and not participating during the open portions of practice.
He is still expected to play, but if he can't go on Saturday, the Wahoos would be without their lockdown cornerback, a guy with three picks on the season.
On a lighter note, the games continued between Virginia and Auburn this afternoon with a football version of "The Family Feud."
It was a second half comeback by the Tigers after UVA won the first two competitions. A blown lead the Cavaliers hope to avoid Saturday night in the real game.