Updated: Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012, 11:02 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012, 11:01 PM EDT
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) - In his 33 years coaching college-level football, Jimmye Laycock knows how it feels to start fresh.
"It's the same but its always different," Laycock said.
Much like this time last year, Laycock did not have a clear-cut favorite to play quarterback for the William and Mary Tribe football team.
Thanks to game experience in the 2011 season, juniors Brent Caprio and Michael Graham have the inside shot.
"It's going to start as a three-way rotation and then work its way down to two and let it play its way out," Caprio said. "It's not going to be who can do it on the board, in meetings or film sessions, because they can all do that. It's a matter of who can do it out there on the field."
The Tribe have to fill a runningback position as well. Gone is the program's all-time leading rusher Jonathan Grimes.
"We have some good depth at the runningback position," Laycock said. "We have four or five players who will be in the mix right from the beginning and we will see how that produces. I would expect playing two to three players in a game, more of a rotational type of thing."
The Tribe start the season Sept. 1 at the University of Maryland.
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