UVA Will Have Open Quarterback Competition

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The UVA football team's new offensive coordinator, Steve Fairchild, says there will be an open competition for the starting quarterback job.

Fairchild says there is no preconceived idea of who Virginia's starting quarterback will be in the Fall.

Rising junior Phillip Sims has the most experience, playing in all 12 games last season.

The 'Hoos will have five other signal callers on the roster, including junior David Watford, and highly-touted redshirt freshman Greyson Lambert.

Fairchild says, "I think everyone would like to settle on a starting quarterback.  We'll have a very spirited competition going in, and I think we have some guys who have some ability. I'm quite confident that coming out of spring we'll have a guy that will play well for us."

Fairchild has 31 years of coaching experience, including 14 years at Colorado State, with four years as the head coach there.

The Cavaliers new coordinator has a definite plan on how he'll run the UVA offense this season.

"We'll go in with a pro-style approach," says Fairchild. "We'll want to both run the ball and throw it, and bring a very physical mentality to our run game, and try to spread the field the best we can by throwing it, and try to get some big play capability out of the passing game."