CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Bronco Mendenhall is hoping for no more surprises in his second season as Virginia's coach.
The former BYU coach got one he wasn't expecting last season before the first game was over. With Richmond of the FCS dominating the Cavaliers in a victory at Scott Stadium, his team looked beaten long before the final gun.
This season, the coach who averaged nine victories a year in 11 seasons at BYU is taking a calculated risk. He's putting his confidence in quarterback Kurt Benkert in the hopes to reversing the fortunes of a team that finished 2-10 last year.