Virginia football surprised everyone when they went 8-5 and played in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on New Years Eve last season.
The Cavaliers had won only one ACC game in Mike London's first season as head coach at Virginia but used his highly-touted recruiting class to surprise people.
Granted, it was not an easy task. Virginia was clearly a work in progress on both sides of the ball.
Yet, now Cavalier fans must deal with a new enemy: expectations.
Virginia is not going to sneak up on people's radars anymore. How are they going to be able to handle their new role in the ACC?
London did a good job by bringing in another good recruiting class, improving the overall depth and talent of the team. However, major question marks remain on both sides of the ball.
While some units have incredible depth, other units will have plenty of pressure of trying to avoid being the weakest link in the chain.
Sure, Virginia fans have to love the progression of quarterback Michael Rocco and the running game, led by a three-headed monster at tailback.
Will they be enough to counter-balance some of the perceived weaknesses?
Let's take a look at the units that must improve if Virginia is going to take a step forward in 2012.