UVA looks at VT rivalry with fresh eyes

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) -- Bronco Mendenhall's players chose not to talk to the media today in Charlottesville. They've heard plenty about the 14 year streak of futility against the Hokies. But all of that will be ancient history on Friday afternoon.

"I'm very clear about what this game means to our university, our fans and our players. And yeah, I've learned as all rivalry games and just taking over any job, it becomes clearer what's really important, and how you might need to go about something to give your team the best chance for results, and we have a significant deficit to overcome when you look at history. However, this is 18's team versus 18's team," Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall said.