ODU vs. WKU on Friday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. – The Bobby Wilder Coach's Show will take place on Wed., October 18
Good afternoon everybody. Good afternoon to all our 12th Monarchs out there in Monarch Nation. Coming off a frustrating loss at Marshall this past Saturday. Right now it's simply about execution for all of us; coaches and players. We've got to find a way to execute better than we are at this point. Marshall is an outstanding football team. They rarely lose at home, it was their homecoming. They've got a top-10 defense in the country, but certainly a team that we were playing well with for long stretches of this game. We've just got to find a way to get more explosive, particularly offensively. I felt like we were ready to play in the first half of this game, we ran 37 plays to Marshall's 24 plays. We had more yards than Marshall did, but the telltale of this one was the fact we were inside the 10 twice early in this game and only came away with a field goal. You need to score points when you're down there, particularly against a team that's as hard to move the ball against as Marshall is. Down 7-3 at the half, down 14-3 entering the fourth quarter, it was our inability particularly in the third quarter to get anything going on offense. We didn't have any first downs in that third quarter, putting too much pressure on our defense. Special teams wise, Bailey Cate continues to perform at a high level, 41 yard average on four punts, but we hurt ourselves on kickoff returns. We fumbled the ball and they returned it for a touchdown and we muffed a punt that was well blocked that we could have had an explosive return. Defensively, I felt we were very good in the first three quarters especially. We only allowed 130 yards at the half, one touchdown. Then in the second half we got beat on an out in up, we got beat on a seam ball, we got beat on a fade. They hurt us in the pass game in the second half in some critical areas. A lot of it had to do with executing what we neede
HUNTINGTON, W.V. – The Old Dominion football team (2-4, 0-2 C-USA) fell to Marshall (5-1, 2-0 C-USA) by a 35-3 score at Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. – The Bobby Wilder Coach's Show will take place on Thursday, Oct. 12 at Wild Wing Cafe in Chesapeake at 7 p.m.
Huntington, W. Va.- Old Dominion University Football travels to Marshall on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Coming off a disappointing and humbling loss at home to Florida Atlantic. The keys to this game were quite evident as to what I saw during the game, the video confirmed it yesterday and today, it was all about the turnovers on offense, having four turnovers and then poor tackling in this game. The good news is that it's all things that can be corrected and that's what we will work on to correct starting today. Defensively, 39 missed tackles, that's the most missed tackles we've ever had in a football game. That was a combination of technique and scheme by the coaches that we need to get better at and a couple of really good running backs from Florida Atlantic that have some of the top running backs in the league, which I need to give them credit for. The bottom line is we need to coach better and work on that and we'll start on that tomorrow at practice. Offensively, it was the four turnovers and four interceptions. They were situations that could have been avoided. Missed throws by the quarterback, where one time he was waiting on the receiver to break and he's about to get hit in the teeth on a blitz and throws the ball and it goes right by the receiver right to the their defensive back. Another time our receiver gets a hand on the ball and tips it in the air and it's intercepted. So there's definitely things that can be corrected. Our quarterback is trying to do the right things. He's trying to put the ball in the right place and even with those four turnovers we have 75 plays and 411 yards, 28 points. Jeremy Cox has a career high of 202 yards rushing. So we need to do a better job as coaches putting our offense and especially our quarterback in better situations so he can make better decisions. This week our opponent Marshall is 4-1. They look like the Marshall team we're used to seeing in the past. They are playing really good football right
Old Dominion fell to Florida Atlantic, 58-28, in its Conference USA opener on Saturday evening at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium.
ODU Football hosted Global Monarch day on Thursday, Oct. 5
The Old Dominion University Football game against FAU on Saturday will be televised locally on MYTVZ, on various channels throughout the country and on streamed online. The game will be streamed online at www.WatchStadium.com, or stadium.twitter.com. Fans can click here to see the rest of the TV clearances.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. – The Bobby Wilder Coach's Show will take place on Thursday, Oct. 5 at Wild Wing Cafe in Chesapeake at 7 p.m. Hosted by Ted Alexander, the voice of ODU athletics, the show is carried live on ESPN Radio 94.1 in Norfolk, Lynchburg affiliates WLVA 94.1 and Fox Sports 580, WNTW 820 AM and 97.7 FM The Answer in the Richmond market.
NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion University Football hosts Florida Atlantic on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. in the Conference USA opener.