NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - It was media day at Foreman Field in Norfolk as the Old Dominion football team continues to prepare for its week one match on August 31 against East Carolina University on the road in Greenville.
Four years ago, fans wondered how ODU would do in its first ever game against Chowan. The results were the most successful start-up program in the history of college football.
As the Monarchs make the transition to college football's highest level, things feel very much like they did prior to that first game against Chowan.
"It does have a feeling like 2009 in that we're starting over," Coach Bobby Wilder told the Sportswrap's Brian Parsons. "The biggest thing that grabs my attention is that in 2009 everyone was so curious what we would look like when we took the field against Chowan. Well, here we are in 2013 and everyone is curious what are we going to look like when we take the field against East Carolina."
Junior quarterback Taylor Heinicke will once again be the focal point of the Monarchs high octane offense. Despite setting several records last season, quarterbacks coach Ron Whitcomb is putting the pressure on Heinicke to raise the bar even higher.
"With Coach Whitcomb being your quarterback coach you have high expectations and he plants that in your head," Heinicke said. "He's been talking about 80 percent completion percentage. That's pretty high. I'm gonna go for it, but I think 70 will be good."
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