One of the many storylines of Thursday's season-opener between BYU and Washington State revolves around first-year WSU coach Mike Leach, who will be coaching against his alma mater.

Leach has been asked a lot of questions about his time at BYU, and he has waxed nostalgic, reminiscing about the place where he graduated and met his wife.

Five BYU players are from Washington and are looking forward to facing WSU.

Read about 10 things to look forward to about this season for BYU fans.

Former BYU fullback Manase Tonga was released by the Los Angeles Raiders.