The Phillip Sims era is set to take flight in Durham on Saturday, when the much-talked about transfer will start at quarterback for the first time as a Cavalier.
It's been a whirlwind summer and fall for the redshirt sophomore. After the NCAA gave him permission to play right away, he has been thrown into the complexities of Bill Lazor's offense.
Earlier this season Mike London said Sims was still learning parts of the playbook.
But now the QB says he's ready to go for his first start since high school.
"It's a complete 180," Sims said. "Just coming in, probably the first week of training camp you feel like a freshman all over again. But now I feel pretty good about the offense. It's not a struggle for me trying to find a receiver now. Now I know where the receiver is going to be and they're there. I just want to go out and help my teammates. Go out and make some good throws, lead the offense up and down the field, score some points. We're trying to get back on track as a team. We really need to put up a good show this week as an offense, collectively."