Personally, I couldn't agree more with what he's saying. OL recruiting has been criminally sub-par under London. And though we've lured in a few studs on the DL, there's no reason we should be flirting with disaster with such a thin depth chart.
I'd like to add one more beef with London's recruiting: the quarterback position heading into the 2014 season.
So right now, we have incumbent David Watford, who can throw but isn't a passer; who is fast but isn't a runner. He's not a QB we can win with, in my humble opinion. Then there's Greyson Lambert, who really looks the part... until you begin to factor in the way things look when he's on the field. Also, reports that he's struggled with confidence do very little to entice me into confidence that he'll ever be "the guy" at UVA. (A quarterback with a fragile psyche is exactly the opposite of what we need right now.) Then there's Matt Johns and Brendan Marshall. Who knows how good these guys might be? But I do know that it's pretty clear they were brought in to be career backups. And finally, Corwin Cutler. They say he's got the goods. We'll see, I guess. But I can tell you that we're doomed to failure if a true freshman wins our starting quarterback job in 2014.
Newsflash: WE NEED A FUCKING QUARTERBACK. LIKE, RIGHT FUCKING NOW.
Are there no graduating seniors with a post-grad year of eligibility floating around out there? Like Wisconsin with Russell Wilson? Are there no FCS-level gunslingers we could bring in and not have to worry about them sitting out a year as per transfer rules? Are there no JUCO kids ready to get behind center at UVA?
For all the shuffling of deck chairs on the Titanic London is doing on the recruiting trail right now, it mystifies me - nay, it INFURIATES me - that we're not kicking the tires on veteran quarterbacks who could step right in and start for us in 2014.
Lots and lots of problems are going to add up to Mike London being fired in November 2014. Gross mismanagement of the quarterback position is chief among those problems.
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