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"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
5 Questions with Paul London
Paul London played defensive back for the University of Virginia from 1992-1995.  
As a freshman in 1992, London played in all 11 games, with his first career start
coming against Virginia Tech in the season finale. London finished the season with
nine tackles, a fumble recovery, and a pass break-up.

In 1993, London played in every game for the second straight season. He started
at safety opposite Keith Lyle for the final eight games, including the Carquest
Bowl. London finished the season with career highs in tackles (25) and pass
break-ups (three), and his four interceptions were second-most on the team, just
one behind Keith Lyle.

After being limited to six games as a junior, London had a breakout season as a
senior in 1995.  He played in all 12 games, starting 11, and finished with a
career-high 67 tackles (7th most on the team), 2 tackles for loss, and 2 pass
break-ups. London also picked off 6 passes, tied with Percy Ellsworth for the team
lead. For his efforts, London was named Honorable Mention All-ACC, one of TEN
UVa defensive players to earn All-ACC honors that season.

London finished his career with 10 interceptions, tied for 14th on Virginia's all-time
list. He played a key role in Virginia's NCAA record 39-game interception streak,
picking off a total of 7 passes during the streak.

These days, London is the owner / treasurer of Elite Health Care, Inc.  He is the
proud younger brother of Mike London, UVa's new football coach.
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1. You played on some of the most talented defenses in the history of the
program.  When you guys scrimmaged against the offense, who did you
have the most trouble stopping?

We didn't have too many scrimmages where the starting "D" got a bunch of plays
against the starting "O", but, we did have a 7 on 7 pass skeleton session almost
everyday in practice.  With that in mind, I would say some of the tougher WRs to
cover were guys like Tyrone Davis, Larry Holmes, Pete Allen, and Crowell.  We
also had pretty athletic TEs like Aaron Mundy and Bobby Neely that were very
good as well.  But of course, the D always got the best of the O.

2. What's the funniest thing you ever saw Coach Welsh do?

I don't think Coach Welsh ever did anything funny intentionally.  He's one of those
guys that said something and you're like..."What, did he just say... hip hip
hooray?"  Literally, we could be in the most serious situations and he would say
something that would make you bust out laughing...of course not at that moment,
but when the coast was clear, guys would just lose it.  I remember one of his pre
game speeches where he actually (with a straight face) used the phrase "Tend to
your knitting."

3. The 1995 season had to be an emotional roller coaster for you guys. You
lost four games by a total of 14 points, but you also had the huge victory
over Florida State and the crazy win over Georgia in the Peach Bowl.
When you think back to that season, what stands out the most for you?

Obviously, that victory against FSU was special, but not just because of that 1
game.  It was the culmination of everything that we went through as a team
leading up to that game.  To this day, I think that we had one of the best teams in
college football in 95, and, one of the 2 best teams in the history of Virginia
football...the 1990 team was pretty damn good too.

4. What's your best memory from your time in Charlottesville?

Besides the FSU game, I think it would be more like a collection of memories.  
There are too many specific moments to mention, but the thing that I'm most
thankful for is the life long friendships that I have developed and maintained over all
these years.  

5. You mentioned that you and Joe Crocker are good friends. If you guys
were to go out and run a 40 against each other right now, who would win?

My bet is that we both pull up with a bad hammy around the 20 yd mark.
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