| Nov 11, 2011
| 3:22 PM
When Bobby Wilder watches video of William and Mary, one player among many jumps off the screen. When counterpart Jimmye Laycock watches video of Old Dominion, several players grab his attention.
Job one for the Tribe is containing ODU's platoon of skill...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 3:45 PM
They began the season at opposite ends of the spectrum and will conclude that way. William and Mary was expected by many to contend for a conference and perhaps a national title. Old Dominion was an unknown quantity in its first year competing in one of...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 3:30 PM
Recent editions of the William and Mary-Richmond football rivalry included conference championship and playoff implications. Is the game diminished when nothing else is at stake as both teams wrap up disappointing seasons?
That's where the principals and...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 8:34 AM
That old softie, Jimmye Laycock, nearly went Roy Williams when the topic of Jonathan Grimes and his career came up after William and Mary's 25-23 season-ending win at Richmond.
Grimes logged his third consecutive 200-yard rushing game and concluded his...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 1:19 PM
In hindsight, William and Mary's Jimmye Laycock wondered if expectations were too high. He would never discourage his players and coaches from aiming for championships, but he understands the fine line between success and frustration competing in one of...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 5:30 PM
Phase Three of the grand experiment known as Old Dominion football commences in less than six weeks, and no one is more eager to begin or less certain about its outcome than Bobby Wilder.
The head Monarch is justifiably optimistic, based on results of...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 1:16 PM
A week ago, William and Mary's postseason football prospects were grim. The offense was stagnant, the quarterback was in street clothes, and the schedule was barbed-wire nasty.
Other than that, Jimmye Laycock, how's your day?
Today, the offense has...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 5:46 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — It was the last thing William and Mary head coach Jimmye Laycock and his players expected, and it might have thwarted the Tribe's chances for a third consecutive postseason trip.
Towson and its risk-taking, unorthodox offensive...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 7:22 AM
In each of the last two football seasons and three of the last five, an ACC team has lost to a Championship Subdivision (the old Division I-AA) opponent.
Two of the offending coaches — Duke’s Ted Roof (to Richmond in 2006) and Virginia’...
| Jul 30, 2011
| 2:06 PM
Bobby Wilder had no way of knowing that his professional future would include being part of history or a geographic trend, but as an assistant coach at Maine 15 years ago, he had an inkling which direction the winds were blowing for Division I-AA football...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 2:54 AM
Virginia’s football team has every reason to have the throttle wide slam open for its Sept. 3 encounter with William and Mary.
First, it’s the season opener. Second, the Tribe is considered among the nation’s best Championship...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 5:29 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — William and Mary's offense is blessed at tailback, solid up front, deep at tight end and experienced at quarterback. The defense boasts all-conference caliber talent along the line, at linebacker and in the secondary.
So what's not...