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This Sports Handicapper believes the future is bright for the third rated NCAA football program in the “MOTHER OF STATES.” Old Dominion head coach Bobby Wilder enters his fourth season as a member of Conference-USA and is putting his stamp on the program.
Long gone is record-setting signal caller Taylor Heinicke and so is the pass happy philosophy.
The Monarchs were 10-3, (7-0) at home in 2016, finishing second in the East Division of Conference USA.
With the departure of Western Kentucky head coach Jeff Brohm, the Monarchs are setting their sites on the 2017 division title.
Old Dominion has the most balance of any school in C-USA, with a stout defense and adequate offense.
Old Dominion lost badly to Appalachian State, North Carolina State, and Western Kentucky last season, but are ready in 2017.
Nonconference games against ACC powers North Carolina and Virginia Tech in September could determine what direction the program is heading.
Conference USA foes Western Kentucky, and Rice are formidable opponents that visit Norfolk, Virginia in 2017.
Former wideout David Washington did a masterful job under center last season, but he’s gone.
Blake LaRussa is set to be the starting quarterback in 2017. Offensive coordinator Brian Scott is in his ninth season in the press box and is excited about his offense this season.
Running Back, Ray Lawry (1,255) rushing yards last season is the primary weapon on offense. Junior Jeremy Cox is the best backup running back in the Conference-USA, he ran for 732 yards.
The Old Dominion offense put up over thirty-five points per game last season, and it was a balance of running and passing.
Wideouts Jonathan Duhart and Travis Fulgham are top targets in the passing attack and Lawry can catch the football out of the backfield.
Junior center Nick Clarke anchors the offensive line which returns three starters from last season.
The key to success for the Old Dominion offense is to avoid injuries on the line and aggressive play calling.
The 2017 Old Dominion defense has potential, and coordinator Rich Nagy must continue to recruit the “TIDEWATER” area.
Old Dominion did a great job creating turnovers last season, and it’s one of the reasons they won them football games.
Four returning edge rushers should help the unit again this season. The 383.9 yards given up by the defense should improve in 2017, producing more turnovers.
However these are College kids, and hopefully, they don’t believe their hype. Senior cornerback Brandon Addison is a team captain and a high character football player.
Old Dominion is loaded in the secondary and will improve on their 226.8 yards per game given up through the air.
As much experience they have on the defensive line and secondary, losses at the linebacker position could loom big as the season progresses.
The key to success for Old Dominion this season is for young players to step up at linebacker.
Bovada.Lv, list the 2017 Old Dominion Monarchs at +500 to win the Conference USA Crown.
Free Betting Odds Prediction: The 2017 Old Dominion Monarchs will go 9-3 and finish second in the Conference USA East, division. Also, Play Online Poker Plus Other Casino Games and enter some of the best Tournaments on the World Wide Web. Bet Here.