Virginia coach Mike London announced David Watford (5) will be the Cavs starting quarterback in 2013.
Virginia coach Mike London announced David Watford (5) will be the Cavs starting quarterback in 2013.
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David Watford will be Virginia's starting quarterback.

Coach Mike London made the announcement Monday on a teleconference. He says he called Watford and Greyson Lambert in Sunday night and told them that Watford would be the starter.

Watford played sparingly as a true freshman two seasons ago and redshirted last year. He was listed as the Cavaliers' No. 1 quarterback after spring practice, and London pledged to name his starter early in preseason camp to prevent a revolving door situation like Virginia experienced last season.

Watford is viewed as a duel-threat, and Lambert is a classic drop-back passer.

Michael Rocco and Phillip Sims shared the job for the Cavaliers last season, but Rocco transferred after the season and Sims was dismissed from school during the summer.

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