MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Dana Holgorsen has never put himself in the position of having to juggle quarterbacks during a game, so how he might handle doing so Saturday is probably the most intriguing thing about West Virginia's opener against William & Mary.
Remember, this is a team full of intrigue, from how a deep stable of running backs will be used to the introduction of what amounts to a brand new batch of receivers to huge questions about any improvement in a wretched defense and even to a crop of rookie kickers and kick returners.
Ah, but those quarterbacks, plural.
Who gets the first crack, Paul Millard or Clint Trickett? When does the guy who doesn't start get his shot? Is it the second series? The second quarter? The second half?
Shoot, how about the second play? Anyone for a revival of Paul Brown's old messenger guard system?
Of course, between now and Saturday, Holgorsen could formulate an actual plan for the two. Or for one. Who knows? He might even divulge it, although that doesn't seem likely, given his nature.
No, chances are he'll just wing it.
"Depends on my mood, I guess,'' Holgorsen said. "Depends on how the game's going.''
And how one or both are playing, of course. If one starts and sputters, expect a change. If one starts and shines, well, then you've got a dilemma of sorts.
"It's about opportunities,'' offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson said. "Neither of those guys has proven he doesn't deserve a chance.''
What they might prove Saturday is the $64,000 question.
What if Trickett (or Millard) starts, completes his first 10 passes, leads three or four straight touchdown drives and looks like Geno Smith circa the Baylor game? What happens to the guy who maybe just lost the coin flip in Holgorsen's head right before kickoff?