|Historical Stats & Info
|"It is the most important victory of my career." -- Head Coach Dick Voris, after the
Hoos’ 15-12 victory over Duke on September 27, 1958. Voris finished his UVA career
with a record of 1-29.
|"We've stopped recruiting young men who want to come here to be students first and
athletes second." -- Former Virginia head coach Sonny Randle, describing his strategy
for turning around UVA's football program
|"As the score mounted, to 20-0 and finally 26-0, his movements slowed. With two
minutes to go and South Carolina threatening once more, Voris stood behind several
rows of substitutes, staring at his shoes." -- Sports Illustrated, describing Coach Voris’
stellar coaching performance during the Hoos’ 26-0 loss to South Carolina in 1960
|"Really, Texas wasn't as good as I thought they'd be." -- Ted Manly, Virginia's
freshman quarterback, after Texas had spanked the Hoos 68-0
|"There's no way you can succeed there. It's impossible." -- Joe Paterno, attempting to
convince Dick Bestwick not to accept UVA’s head coaching job
|"Virginia athletics have always reminded me of British foreign policy, with a magnificent
history of honorable failures." -- Bill Millsaps, former sports editor of the Richmond
|"So cherished is defeat in the Virginia tradition that its fondest sports memory is of a
loss. It was 1941, the year The University had its only Everybody's All-America, Bullet
Bill Dudley, and nearly had its only perfect season, too. The Wahoos were ahead of
Yale 19-0 at the half but lost 21-19. And here's the punch line the alumni really savor:
not only was it Virginia's lone defeat, but it was also Yale's only victory. Beautiful."
-- Frank DeFord, Sports Illustrated
|"Things became so disorganized that one time the team was penalized for delay of
game for showing up late to its own stadium. Another time the team bus went to the
wrong college for a game." -- Frank DeFord, describing the dark days of the UVA
|"Virginia? That’s the white meat of our schedule." -- Former Clemson coach and Hoos
tormentor Frank Howard
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