Virginia has gone where it never dreamt of going prior to the season and not in a good way.
The Cavaliers own a five-game losing streak, something that Mike London had never endured as a head coach. Not at Richmond or at UVa.
"In the forefront of my mind is that I will remain positive. I trust on the faith that I have and my efforts, and my intentions, are all geared on trying to win football games," London said during Monday's news conference. "Trying to educate young men. Trying to be a role model, a mentor and a leader in every way."
Tight End Jake McGee added, "It's going to turn around. We haven't been playing as well as we should have. But I still feel it's close to us turning it around and making something out of this season."
The Cavaliers are still giving up 33 points per game. The same problems that have plagued them in recent weeks reared their head again on Saturday against Maryland, including penalties and costly turnovers. Phillip Sims was responsible for two in the loss to the Terps.
"If you don't produce it's not too much hope for you. In the college football world, it's a what did you do for me now," Sims said. "Nobody cares what you did last year or two weeks ago, it really doesn't matter. If you're not producing right now you have no chance to be around."
"You've got to be a consistent performer. If you're a guy thats worthy of the opportunities, the coaches trust you that you make a mistake and you're not going to make that same mistake again," he continued. "You're going to get more opportunities than a guy that's not trustworthy. Those are the guys that won't be around long."
Wake Forest head coach Jim Grobe returns to his alma mater Saturday. It will be the first time that Wake has played in Scott Stadium since 2007.
The Demon Deacons haven't been without turmoil of their own. They've lost three straight since beating North Carolina and Grobe has suspended eight players in the last two weeks.