Charlottesville - Virginia Coach Mike London opened Monday's weekly news conference saying Jeremiah Mathis, Henry Coley (Coal-lee), and LoVante Battle have been suspended indefinitely and will sit out at least the N.C. State game.
Following six straight losses many UVa fans are already thinking about NEXT year and it appears coach Mike London may be thinking the same way.
Mike London, VIRGINIA HEAD COACH, said "There may be other players maybe in the two-deep that will see a considerable amount of time in trying to find out how these players can play and how they can perform."
Those backups will get a crack against N.C. State, a 5-and-3 team coming off a loss to North Carolina. The Wolfpack have Mike Glennon at quarterback, a 5th-year senior.
Coach London said "Mike's been around a Dana Bible offense, a Tom O'Brien offense for a while and he's demonstrated that he's got a great arm. I think that he's thrown for almost three thousand yards, I believe over 31 touchdowns and he's a guy that engineered a scoring drive, an end-of-the-game scoring drive and he beat Florida State."
Because of Hurricane Sandy, players were not allowed to attend the news conference and depending on the next 24 hours, UVa might not be able to practice Tuesday.
London said "We'll know more I'm quite sure as our school officials meet with local authorities about any issues or plans on impending weather situations."
The weather we're now experiencing is a lot like UVa's season thus far. If they have one more loss, that would be seven on the season, meaning they could only get to five wins. You need six to be bowl eligible.