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"Virginia has more to sell than (head coach Mike) London. A top university, the educational offerings will lure prospects. Virginia is also the state school, even if it seemed Virginia Tech took that spot with its recent football success.
That success, however, is fading into the past. Long gone are Michael Vick and a national championship appearance. The distance between the two programs doesn't seem that far any longer. Virginia was 4-8 last season in an obvious rebuilding year. Tech was 7-6 and barely beat the Cavs, 17-14.
Recruiting wasn't quite as close. Tech finished the year ranked No. 20 in the nation. Virginia was No. 34. Blanding will help the Cavs close the gap."