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Young ODU opening on the road, but Wilder sees the positives

Young ODU opening on the road, but Wilder sees the positives

NORFOLK — In its first six seasons, Old Dominion opened on the road only once. That didn't go so well: East Carolina dusted the Monarchs 52-38 two years ago in their FBS transition season. Given he has the fourth-youngest team in college football with 10 seniors, ODU coach Bobby Wilder sees the obvious poor timing going into Saturday's opener at Eastern Michigan. But there are some positives about it, and Wilder welcomes the challenge. "Sometimes, there are some advantages with a young team to get away from home," Wilder said at his first weekly news conference. "You travel, you get into a hotel, it's just your team that's together. There's...

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