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The New York Giants finally addressed the need for an edge rusher, taking defensive end Oshane Ximines (oh-SHAIN ZIMM-in-es) of Old Dominion late in the third round Friday.
- First draft pick from Old Dominion goes to Giants
- QB LaRussa leaving ODU to enter seminary
- ODU frosh Williams to start at QB vs. Hokies
- Liberty will pay ODU $1.3M to play home opener
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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer
I've confirmed earlier reports (first from Football Scoop) that Old Dominion is hiring former Maryland assistant Brian Stinespring, former Virginia Tech assistant Galen Scott and former East Carolina assistant Daric Riley. Stinespring will be tight ends coach and run game coordinator; Scott will coach defensive backs and Riley will coach outside linebackers. Some strong hires here by Bobby Wilder entering a key 2019 season.
Old Dominion quarterback Blake LaRussa, a former walk-on who led the Monarchs to an upset over Virginia Tech, throwing four touchdown passes, will forgo his senior season to attend seminary.
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Matt Schick, Ivan Maisel and Chris Low weigh in on Old Dominion's upset over Virginia Tech, Stanford's unexpected victory, Nick Saban's call for assistance and more. Plus, a new "Talk to Nerdy" and #WalkOns questions.
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
Old Dominion's win over Virginia Tech was the largest upset between FBS opponents in the history of FPI game predictions -- which go back 14 years.
Old Dominion's backup QB, who grew up a Virginia Tech fan, leads stunner over the No. 13 Hokies.
Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer
Old Dominion pulled off the biggest upset of the season so far, as the 29-point underdogs shocked No. 13 Virginia Tech 49-35. It was the biggest upset by an FBS team over an ACC opponent in the past 40 seasons. C-USA had lost 52 straight games against ranked nonconference opponents. It was also another blow to an already-struggling ACC, as Boston College also lost to Purdue and is likely to fall out of the top 25. Clemson remains the league's lone playoff contender but would benefit most if Miami stays ranked and wins the Coastal. Assuming Clemson wins the Atlantic, it might not face a ranked opponent until the ACC title game. It's SOS will be questioned by the committee, which means little to no margin for error.
In normal times, the Big Ten would own this week's Bottom 10. But friends, when FSU gets dominated by Syracuse and squeaks by Samford, we are not in normal times.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer
To recap CFB games being affected by Hurricane Florence. Cancelled: UCF at North Carolina, West Virginia at NC State. Moved earlier in day: Boston College at Wake Forest (now 5:30 p.m. ET Thursday on ESPN). Moved up: Coastal Carolina at Campbell (now Wednesday). Still on but being monitored: Marshall at South Carolina, Georgia Southern at Clemson, Old Dominion at Charlotte
The Bottom 10 pays tribute to cinematic and Florida State legend Burt Reynolds, who famously said, "I still don't think acting is nearly as important as the Super Bowl."
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