#ACCKickoff 2023: Virginia coach Tony Elliott (AUDIO)

Virginia coach Tony Elliott speaks at the 2023 ACC Kickoff in Charlotte (Photo by Nell Redmond/ACC)

Things did not go well for Tony Elliott in his first season as a head football coach. Following his successful stint as the offensive coordinator at Clemson, Elliott went 3-7 in a season cut short by two games due to the tragic shooting deaths of three members of the team in mid-November. So, not only did Elliott have to deal with the pressures of winning in major college football, he also had to be a rock for those around him in a time of tragedy.

Only three starters return from an offense that only averaged 17 points per game last season. Quarterback Brennan Armstrong is now at NC State, so former Monmouth QB Tony Muskett is penciled in as the starter. Former Clemson running back Kobe Pace will get the chance to carry the ball with the Cavaliers that he never got with the Tigers.

Another former Tiger, Malcolm Greene, will be a starter at corner. Eight defensive starters return from a unit that allowed just 24 points per game last season.

Virginia coach Tony Elliott at the ACC Kickoff

Virginia 2023 Schedule

Sept. 2vs. Tennessee (Nashville, TN)
Sept. 15at Maryland
Sept. 22NC STATE (Friday)
Sept. 30at Boston College
Oct. 14OPEN
Oct. 21at North Carolina
Oct. 28at Miami
Nov. 9at Louisville (Thursday)
Nov. 18DUKE

2022 Results

9/3/2022RichmondCharlottesville, Va.W 34-17
9/10/2022at IllinoisChampaign, Ill.L 3-24
9/17/2022Old DominionCharlottesville, Va.W 16-14
9/23/2022*at SyracuseSyracuse, N.Y.L 20-22
10/1/2022*at DukeDurham, N.C.L 17-38
10/8/2022*LouisvilleCharlottesville, Va.L 17-34
10/20/2022*at Georgia TechAtlanta, Ga.W 16-9
10/29/2022*MiamiCharlottesville, Va.L 12-14 4OT
11/5/2022*North CarolinaCharlottesville, Va.L 28-31
11/12/2022*PittCharlottesville, Va.L 7-37
11/19/2022Coastal CarolinaCharlottesville, Va.Cancelled
11/26/2022*Virginia TechBlacksburg, VaCancelled

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