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College football practices open with quarterback questions

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - College football teams all across the Commonwealth began fall practice on Monday.  And for a few of them, they face questions at the most important position on the field.

The Spiders opened up practice at Robins Stadium with a full QB competition in Danny Rocco's first season.  Last year's backup quarterback Jon Laub is duking it out with UVA transfer Michael Strauss. Rocco said QB is just one of the positions that face important battles over the next month.  Rocco's goal is to keep the feeling out process as short as possible. Rocco replaces Wayne Lineburg, who led the Spiders to just three wins, with zero of them coming in CAA play in 2011.

The Spiders open up the season on September 1st at UVA.  The Wahoos also kicked off practice.  Incumbent starter Michael Rocco (Danny's nephew) took most of the snaps with the #1 offense.  But most of the eyes were on Alabama transfer Philip Sims, who worked mostly with the number two's.  Sims played in most of the games for the Tide last year, in a backup capacity. 

William & Mary opened up camp as well with a triumverate at quarterback.  Coach Jimmye Laycock said juniors Brent Caprio and Michael Graham, as well as sophomore Raphael Ortiz, will have the opportunity to start at quarterback this season. The Tribe open at Maryland this season.

So while these three teams have questions underneath center, they have four weeks to find answers.

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