William & Mary Tribe
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Coach: Jimmye Laycock (245-189-2) 39th Season at William & Mary
Stadium: Zable Stadium (Capacity 12,672)
196th: Division I
2017 In a Sentence: The Tribe won two of their three out-of-conference games to start the season, including near-miss at FBS Virginia, but followed that up by losing all 8 CAA games while searching for an identity and the right QB under center.
Biggest Shoes to Fill: Quarterback position. William and Mary played multiple quarterbacks last season in search of the right fit. The Tribe threw for only 1567 yards all of last season. They need to pick a player and stick with him. Which leads me to…
Key Player: Sophomore QB Shon Mitchell was a highly regarded recruit who chose to stay close to home by choosing William & Mary. The Tribe needs him to step up and be the guy under center this year.
Fearless Prediction: William and Mary will struggle in the CAA again and Jimmye Laycock announces his
retirement at the conclusion of the season, wrapping up a remarkable coaching career.
Jamie is a proud 2002 graduate of James Madison University. He’s witnessed the growth of the program from no one in the stands in 1998, to the hiring of Mickey Matthews, to the 2004 National Championship, to the 2008 team, to the struggles in the early 2010s, and finally the rebuild under Mike Houston. He also allegedly really enjoys Washington, DC-based Stanley Cup winners.
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