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WATCH: Tony Elliott Reacts to the 2023 Virginia Football Schedule

By Matt Newton,


UVA's head coach gives his thoughts on the release of the 2023 Virginia football schedule

In his National Signing Day press conference on Wednesday, Virginia head coach Tony Elliott was asked to give his thoughts on the 2023 Virginia football schedule, which was released earlier this week.

"I like the open date in the middle, but man it's a grind all the way through," Elliott said with a smile.

UVA's head coach specifically mentioned the season-opening matchup against Tennessee in Nashville as a game "you have to play" in order to test the program against the best of the best in college football. The Volunteers went 11-2 and defeated Clemson in the Orange Bowl last season.

Related: Takeaways From the 2023 Virginia Football Schedule

Elliott said that there are some tough challenges for his team on the schedule and then added that every game will be a test. But overall, Elliott likes the balance of the schedule with the open date in the middle of the schedule in week 7, some opportunities for extra rest following the Thursday and Friday games, and said that the positioning of certain games is "favorable" for Virginia, without mentioning specific matchups.

Watch Tony Elliott's full comments on the 2023 Virginia football schedule in the video below.

Tony Elliott reacts to the 2023 UVA football schedule (; 1:22)

2023 Virginia Football Schedule

Saturday, September 2nd: vs. Tennessee (Nashville, TN)
Saturday, September 9th: vs. JMU (Charlottesville, VA)
Saturday, September 16th: at Maryland (College Park, MD)
Friday, September 22nd: vs. NC State (Charlottesville, VA)
Saturday, September 30th: at Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
Saturday, October 7th: vs. William & Mary (Charlottesville, VA)
Bye Week
Saturday, October 21st: at North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC)
Saturday, October 28th: at Miami (Miami, FL)
Saturday, November 4th: vs. Georgia Tech (Charlottesville, VA)
Thursday, November 9th: at Louisville (Louisville, KY)
Saturday, November 18th: vs. Duke (Charlottesville, VA)
Saturday, November 25th: vs. Virginia Tech (Charlottesville, VA)

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