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Heinicke’s Long Path To ODU Pays Off For All

Nov 23, 2011, 3:57 PM EDT

In August of this year, Old Dominion football coach Bobby Wilder told the Virginian-Pilot newspaper he was “confident they hit” on freshman QB recruit Taylor Heinicke from Georgia.

Impressive from the very start of training camp, the plan was to redshirt Heinicke and let senior QB Thomas DeMarco finish as the starter in 2011.

Things change, and for ODU it worked out perfectly.

One of the Norfolk area’s top newspapers, the Virginian-Pilot, originally touched on the plight of the Monarch’s young star quarterback, so this story should be familiar to those in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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