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Monday, October 22, 2007

Al Groh wins Coach of the Week

October 22, 2007

Doug Lesmerises

Coach of the Week

Virginia's Al Groh: Boasting a 42-33 record in six years with the Cavaliers coming into this season, Groh was a popular resident of most coaching hot-seat lists. Hello, 7-1. After an opening loss to Wyoming, Virginia has won seven straight, including a five-point win, two two-point wins and, the past two weeks, consecutive one-point wins over Connecticut and Maryland.

The latest victory came after backup running back Mikell Simpson touched the ball on 14 straight plays during a 90-yard drive that produced the winning touchdown with 16 seconds left.

"We're showing that this is a team that isn't going to crack," Groh said at his postgame news conference.

No. 15 in the BCS, the Cavs lead their division in the Atlantic Coast Conference and could keep rolling until the season finale against Virginia Tech.

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