Spring Football ACCtion: April 6

April 7, 2013

'Hoos Remain Work in Progress After Spring Game
By Jeff White

CHARLOTTESVILLE -- Head coach Mike London might wish a starter had emerged by now, but UVa's quarterback competition will continue through the end of spring practice next weekend and, in all likelihood, into training camp in August.

Redshirt sophomore David Watford came into Saturday atop the depth chart at QB, followed by redshirt freshman Greyson Lambert and then redshirt junior Phillip Sims. On a sunny afternoon, none succeeded in separating himself from the other two in the annual Orange-Blue spring scrimmage at Scott Stadium.

The Orange roster included the first-team defense, the Blue roster the first-team offense. Each quarterback saw time on both sides during the scrimmage, which the Orange won 18-15.

Watford finished 5-for-10 passing for 55 yards. Lambert completed 21 of 36 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns, and Sims was 8 for 18 for 89 yards.

Of his performance, the 6-6 Lambert said, "I've got a lot of stuff I need to work on, and that showed today. I'll go back in the film room and correct some things."

Three practices remain this spring for the Cavaliers, and London said Saturday that his offensive staff, led by new coordinator Steve Fairchild, will use the time to further evaluate the accuracy, decision-making and leadership skills of the three quarterbacks.