William & Mary's Jimmye Laycock could surely have come up with a better scenario for the start of his 35th season as coach at his alma mater. Since it's too late for that, he can only laugh, and hope.
Laycock named inexperienced Steve Cluley as his starting quarterback this week, and will rely on the sophomore to weather a defensive storm when the Tribe opens the season at Virginia Tech on Saturday.
The Hokies should have one of the nation's top defenses again this year.
Laycock says he's not even sure how much of the offense will be available on game day. He says the coaching staff has been trying not to overwhelm Cluley.
The Hokies have a new quarterback, too — Michael Brewer, a transfer from Texas Tech.