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Laycock's last game, legacy to live on in people he touched over 39 seasons at W&M

Laycock's last game, legacy to live on in people he touched over 39 seasons at W&M

Jimmye Laycock, the College of William and Mary’s head football coach, stood in the house he built at more than 39 seasons at the helm of the team. As television cameras focused on him, he smiled and laughed while standing in the office and training facility that bears his name.

“The closer we get to it, is it getting harder to walk away from this? What’s the hardest part of walking away?” one television reporter asked.

“Well, to be honest, I haven’t given a whole lot of thought to walking away or leaving,” Laycock said. “You get in this business and you’re so programmed to go from week to week and prepare for a game. Basically, that’s what we’ve been doing … and leaving...

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