| Aug 22, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Back in college, Elijah Brooks had his future mapped out. Or so he thought.
He never envisioned himself as a coach, let alone the big cheese at one of the most prominent high school football programs in the country. And certainly not at the age of 27, a...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:32 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — Jerome Couplin asks for only one gift for his birthday. He will have a say in whether he gets it, as will several dozen of his William and Mary teammates.
Couplin turns 22 on Saturday, when the Tribe travels to West Virginia in...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 10:06 AM
Each summer the Daily Press sports staff convenes in the Caymans, cracks open a case of Sarsaparilla and, as Jimmy Buffett croons in the background, ponders the upcoming football season.
Topic A: How best to theme our preview section?
| Aug 24, 2013
| 10:09 AM
CRAIG SMITH | CNU | LINEBACKERS COACH
Christopher Newport's Matt Kelchner unsuccessfully recruited Craig Smith as a player. He gets him a decade later as an assistant coach.
Smith, a Virginia Beach native, will coach linebackers for the Captains. He...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 10:17 AM
34th year (215-160-2, all at W&M)
The architect of modern William and Mary football wants no part of soft landings and a cushy endgame while rattling around the building that bears his name. That's why he shook up his...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:37 AM
Quarterback Michael Graham gets a chance to craft a happy ending to an uneven career, as the starter when William and Mary opens at West Virginia.
Graham has started six games and played in 11 over the past two seasons. The fifth-year senior has had...
| Sep 4, 2013
WILLIAMSBURG — William and Mary could, and arguably should, have beaten Maryland in last season's opener. Coach Jimmye Laycock knew it, as did his staff and players. One super-sized problem:
The understandable confidence that the players gleaned...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:40 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — They don't do moral victories at William and Mary, not when the football program has real ones against programs with more resources and bigger stadia.
The Tribe nearly notched another one last Saturday at West Virginia, falling 24-...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 8:49 PM
William and Mary’s game plan was old-school simple: Run the ball on offense; stop the run on defense; control the line of scrimmage. Aside from several hiccups, mission accomplished.
The Tribe ran effectively, prevented Hampton from doing so and...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 3:43 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — If you're looking for a time when William and Mary's 2012 football season began to unravel, Sept. 8 of last year is a good place to start.
The Tribe's home opener against Lafayette came one week after a disheartening loss at...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 7:19 AM
At 5-foot-9 and 203 pounds, William and Mary redshirt freshman running back Kendell Anderson shouldn’t be considered small. Yet that’s how he views himself, and it informs and motivates him on the football field.
Anderson remembers himself...