Mike London will replace retiring Jimmye Laycock at William & Mary as coach of the Tribe football team, the school announced Monday. London has coached at Richmond and Virginia, and spent the past two seasons coaching at Howard.
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William & Mary is hiring Mike London as its next coach, sources tell ESPN. An official announcement is expected later Monday. Football Scoop first reported the move. London has spent the past two seasons at Howard University, going 11-10. He went 27-46 in six seasons at Virginia and now returns to the Colonial Athletic Association, where he guided Richmond to the FCS national title in 2008. He replaces Jimmye Laycock, who is retiring after 39 seasons at William & Mary.
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Naim Jones rushed for a career-high 152 yards and a touchdown and Rhode Island forced five turnovers to defeat William & Mary 21-10 in the rain on Saturday.
Tom Flacco had 109 yards rushing and threw for another 188 yards and a score to lead Towson past William & Mary 29-13 on Saturday night.
Shon Mitchell ran for a late touchdown and pulled in the 2-point conversion pass that gave William & Mary a 25-22 win over Albany Saturday afternoon.
Grant Breneman threw for 227 yards, Chris Puzzi kicked three field goals, and the defense forced three turnovers in Colgate's 23-0 shutout of William & Mary Saturday night.
Ben Dinucci threw two touchdown passes, Jimmy Moreland scored the fifth defensive touchdown of his career and James Madison ran its home winning streak to 18 games with a 51-0 win over William & Mary on Saturday.
Steven Peoples had two first-half touchdown runs and No. 12 Virginia Tech made quick work of William & Mary in a 62-17 victory Saturday.
Shon Mitchell and DeVonte Dedmon hooked up on a screen pass that went 75 yards for the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter and William & Mary defeated Bucknell 14-7 Saturday night in a season opener for both teams.
Xavier Goodall ran for two touchdowns and a career-high 180 yards, and Kyle Lauletta ran into the end zone from a yard out with four minutes left to give Richmond a 27-20 victory over William & Mary on Saturday.
Coby Tippett returned a punt 62 yards for a score, the Tigers converted two turnovers into scores, and Towson shut out William & Mary in the second half to win 26-14 on Saturday.
Trevor Knight passed for 406 yards and a career-tying four touchdowns and New Hampshire beat William and Mary 35-16 on Saturday.