Lucas played a few snaps in a few games last season, but the rest of the experience on the offensive line belongs to left tackle Quinton Spain and right tackle Curtis Feigt.
"We have trouble sometimes, but when we have trouble, we rely on the two experienced tackles we have," Orlosky said. "Right now, they're helping me make the calls."
The center does a lot in between plays. It's the quarterback who reads Holgorsen's signal and shares the play with the offense, but it's the center who gets in his stance, spies the defense, identifies the middle linebacker, shares it with his offensive linemen, sets the protection and then drops his head.
That's when everything can change. William & Mary plays a 4-3, which makes it easier to identify the middle linebacker and thus assign the linemen blocking responsibilities, as well as some 3-3-5. Many defenses will watch the center and when they see his head lower, they'll slide their defensive front, which changes all the blocking assignments.
The guards and tackles then have to tell Orlosky what just happened and how it changes the plan - and none of that accounts for how a blitz can change everything and require more communication again after the snap.
The offense tries to maintain some advantages and use different snaps to keep the defense from keying on Orlosky's head. Sometimes the quarterback will flash a hand signal and bob his head, which tells Orlosky to snap it whenever he wants.
Other times, the offense will go fast and the quarterback's signal tells Orlosky to snap without ever looking up at the defense, which makes it hard for the defense to move and confuse.
And then there are occasions when the quarterback will show a thumb, which means Orlosky gets the signal and the quarterback knows Orlosky will snap it as soon as he lifts his head.
"We get to do a good amount of things and you want to have a look at how it works in a game, but you also can't get big-headed about all of it," he said. "Obviously, I'm excited for the game. It's my first college football game. I don't know how it turns out. I hope it turns out well, but the only think I can do is take it one snap at a time."
Contact sportswriter Mike Casazza at mi...@dailymail.com or 304-319-1142. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/wvu.