Posted by Tom Fornelli
These are not good days to be a Cavalier, no matter the sport. In the NBA, the Cleveland Cavaliers have lost every game they've played since roughly 2008, and the Virginia Cavaliers football team is losing players at an alarming rate. On Tuesday head coach Mike London suspended three of his players for conduct detrimental to the team, and on Wednesday word comes that running back Torrey Mack has left the school.
The news was first reported by the school's newspaper, The Cavalier Daily, and a school spokesman confirmed it to the Washington Post as well. Mack is not enrolled in classes this semester, and therefore no longer a member of the team. Academic troubles seem to be the reason behind his absence, though not going to class anymore isn't the best way to help those troubles.
Mack did not contribute much in 2010, carrying the ball only 13 times for 79 yards, but he had been expected to compete for a more prominent role in 2011. With the team's leading rusher Keith Payne graduating this spring, Mack was going be competing for a chance to earn the starting job. Now it seems that Perry Jones, who rushed for 646 yards as a sophomore, has the inside track on the starting job.