Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall declines to issue update on Brennan Armstrong before Notre Dame game
Virginia is keeping the status of starting quarterback Brennan Armstrong under wraps this week.
Armstrong exited Virginia’s Week 9 contest vs. BYU with an apparent injury to his ribs. The Cavaliers were idle in Week 10, so this will be his first chance to play against since suffering the injury.
Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall declined to issue an update on Armstrong’s status during his weekly press conference on Monday. He said he’s “planning” on Armstrong to start, but wouldn’t elaborate further.
#UVA coach Bronco Mendenhall declines to address QB Brennan Armstrong's injury status going into Saturday night's game vs. No. 10 Notre Dame.
Says he's "planning on" Armstrong playing, but said it doesn't help team's preparation, or his, to announce anything.
— Mike Barber (@RTD_MikeBarber) November 8, 2021
When healthy, Armstrong is arguably the best quarterback in the ACC. He’s clearly been the most productive so far this season, throwing for 3,557 yards through nine games. That’s over 400 more yards than the next closest quarterback in the conference.
If he’s able to finish the season, Armstrong is on pace to smash Deshaun Watson’s ACC single-season passing yardage record.
However, it’s possible Virginia decides to rest Armstrong for this game if he’s not 100 percent. Notre Dame is obviously a nonconference contest for the Cavaliers, who have a great shot at winning the ACC Coastal.
With important games vs. Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech still remaining, another week of rest could make sense.
Kick off is at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.