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William and Mary travels to Blacksburg to take on the Hokies in the season opener. The head coaches are best of friends.

William and Mary's Jimmye Laycock and Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer were assistants for Bobby Ross at the Citadel in the mid 70's. They've remained close friends ever since.

This story views the coaches and the game from the William and Mary side of the field.

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