For the second year in a row Virginia has played two quarterbacks in the early part of the season. But unlike 2011, we could see the back-up take over the starting duties.
Michael Rocco struggled on Saturday and Phillip Sims nearly led the Cavs back against Louisiana Tech.
At Monday's news conference it wasn't what Mike London said, but what he didn't say that was most telling. After five weeks of naming Michael Rocco his starting quarterback, London said the decision for this week was still to come. That leaves the door wide open for Phillips Sims' first start as a Cavalier.
"We are going to evaluate everything that we do,” London said.
Rocco has started 18 games in a row for the Wahoos but has already thrown eight interceptions this season. Sims, the transfer from Alabama, has thrown five touchdowns in the last three games, with zero picks.
"You always have to evaluate where you are and where the players that come into the program, how they stack up against the competition and if they can help you win,” London said.
Virginia tailback Kevin Parks said: "When he came it's like he'd been in there before. He had great poise. Calling the plays in the huddle is a big thing, calling the right play. Like he told me, whenever his name is called he's going to be ready."
The team has not released a depth chart this week as it waits on medical updates for a few players. But London stressed that any position, from QB to the offensive line, is open to competition.
"We want to win football games fellas. Not worried about personalities and things, we want to win games. And we want to put the best people in the game to help us win,” London said.
On Saturday the Cavaliers face a surprisingly 4-1 Duke team.
Two quick notes about the Blue Devils: quarterback Sean Renfree's status is uncertain for Saturday's game. He left the last game against Wake Forest with an arm injury. Senior receiver Conner Vernon is now tied for the ACC lead for most receptions in a career. So we could see some history down there in Durham on Saturday.