Apr 6, 2013; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers head coach Mike London stands on the field during the spring game at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Getting to Know Virginia Cavaliers Head Coach Mike London (Audio)

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When it comes to any team throughout the country one of the best ways to learn about the program is to talk to the man who is at the top. In the case of Virginia, Head Coach Mike London did not start at the top. He began his career before football as a police officer:

“I did that for two and a half, three years(in Richmond). Some good times, some very tough times. I had opportunity to experience some life changing events that put me on the path to coaching.”

Newsradio 1120 KPNW in Eugene caught up with Coach London earlier this week as he prepares the Cavaliers for Oregon(coming to Scott Stadium this weekend.) The Cavs coach has been at Virginia since 2010 and says it’s been a growing process:

Last couple years it was Huggies Pampers, then we graduated to Pull Ups and we’re wearing Cloth Diapers Now.

Coach London on the ‘Growth’ of the Football Program

When it comes to the team coming to town this weekend in #2 Oregon:

I look at an Oregon team with dynamic players in a lot of the skilled positions. We’re trying to get players like that. Oregon…it’s such a phenomenal team in all aspects.


It will be the Ducks first trip that far east in a very long time, but the last time they went they also did not have the Offense they have now. The interview continues with London talking about what they are trying to build at Virginia and a good showing on Saturday against Oregon could show the Nation and potential recruits how special a place Scott Stadium is.

KPNW Interview with Virginia Coach Mike London

Oregon takes on Virginia from Scott Stadium Saturday at 12:30 PT on ABC locally in Eugene, elsewhere it’s on ESPN2.


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