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W&M's Defensive Boost Caught Laycock's Eye
William and Mary coach Jimmye Laycock was pleased with the way his defense performed in the Tribe’s controlled scrimmage to complete spring drills on April 12 at Zable Stadium. Considering how many points (school-record 427) W&M allowed in 2007, that’s an encouraging development.
“We are beginning to get an understanding of team chemistry defensively,” Laycock said. “We have to continue to learn how to play together, and everyone needs to become comfortable with their role. We are still learning about the level of intensity we need to bring.”
Senior-to-be linebacker Todd Reyher led the defense with a pair of quarterback takedowns. Rising junior safety Robert Livingston had an interception. Another rising junior, end C.J. Herbert, contributed a sack and multiple QB pressures, and rising senior safety Kevin Allen (Highland Springs High) knocked down one pass and intercepted another.
“We still have some work to do, but I think we’ve improved as a team,” Laycock said.
Working with the tailbacks and fullbacks during practice was new running backs coach and former W&M star David Corley, a four-year starter at QB.
Defensive boost caught Laycock’s eye