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Virginia first-year coach Bronco Mendenhall rides the Cavaliers hard on the field and is working to show he cares about them off it as well. Nick Murphy Jersey .So Bronco -- so fitting a name for someone who has a ranch -- recently hosted his team at his Charlottesville, Virginia, spread, where players had the opportunity to ride a horse. It was a chance for players to spend time with him, his staff and the coaches families in an environment away from football.The gathering after Saturdays practice during Virginias bye week also included a cookout -- with Frank Wintrich, the teams director of football performance, manning the grill. But the highlight for players -- and Mendenhall -was the horseback riding, despite a steady rain.It was four and a half hours of players in line standing out in the rain in the middle of our pasture, he said. Three players rode at a time while Mendenhall kept his more challenging horse, Hot Rod, in the corral.I saw every emotion possible, Mendenhall said this week, as his team (2-3, 1-0) turned its attention to its Saturdays home game against Pittsburgh (4-2, 1-1). I saw hearts beating and shaking hands and -- petrification -- would that be a word? Guys so scared. And I saw exhilaration and I saw more smiles -- I never knew smiles could stay on that long.Nose tackle Donte Wilkins was among those first in line, with help from roommate Taquan Smoke Mizzell.I was like, `You going to get on a horse? He was like, `I have to. I got to try it, Wilkins said. I was like, `I dont know if I want to try it. And then I see Smoke on it.Most of the team eventually saddled up.After they saw me do it, they were like, `We got to do it, Wilkins said. I wore the horse out pretty early. Coach Mendenhall, this morning, said he went and checked on the horse and the horses back was hurting.A 280-pound defensive end, Jack Powers, got credit for going the fastest on a horse, causing Wilkins to surmise that his teammate from Santa Cruz, California, had prior experience. Mendenhall was not so sure that boasts of competence were warranted by any of the Cavaliers.Eric Smith was another highlight, though, and he called himself a natural, Mendenhall said of the 300-pound right tackle. I didnt call him a natural, but he labeled himself as a natural when he was out there.Powers broke the speed record, Mendenhall said, but quipped he was not sure it was intentional.What was intentional during the week was an intense week of practice, a little different approach to the bye week than the Cavaliers were used to -- especially coming off a two-game winning streak.But Mendenhall said the afternoon of horseback riding to cap off the week was a great chance to bond. And the players said they embraced the tough week of practice because of their desire to keep momentum going and build on their winning streak.That, and the insistence of tri-captain Micah Kiser that they keep pushing.Micah, hes a different breed, said Wilkins, who along with center Jackson Matteo are the other captains. Hes one of the best leaders Ive ever seen. ... In practice, everybody in our first team period was like, `Micah, what you got to say? Guys wanted to hear what he had to say. He was like, `This is game time.---Online: The APs college football page: http://collegefootball.ap.org---Follow Hank on Twitter: www.twitter.com/hankkurzjr Torrey Smith Jersey . LOUIS -- Valtteri Filppula assisted on three of Tampa Bays four goals, and the Lightning beat the St. Mark Andrews Jersey .C. Lions has come to an end. Banks told TSN on Jan 2 that he had no interest in playing out the option year of his contract with the Lions in 2014, and he again made that clear in a conversation with Lions GM Wally Buono last week. http://www.customravensjersey.com/custom-duane-starks-jersey-large-323d.html . Ivanovic was leading 7-5, 1-0 when Hantuchova withdrew after falling 0-40 behind in the second game. The match started slowly for Ivanovic, who surrendered her first two serves as Hantuchova took a 5-3 lead. Dhaka Dynamites 194 for 5 (Mehedi Maruf 60, Rashid 3-28) beat Comilla Victorians (Mashrafe 47, Mohammad Shahid 3-34) by 33 runs Scorecard and ball-by-ball detailsDefending champions Comilla Victorians will go into the Chittagong leg of the BPL - beginning on November 17 - as the only team without a win, after they lost their fourth consecutive game. This time, the Dhaka Dynamites defeated them by 33 runs.This was Dhakas thc

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