Posted November 05, 2012 on
When Bill Young was hired as Oklahoma State's defensive coordinator he had one year of warm up before Dana Holgorsen arrived to coordinate the Cowboy offense and covert the attack into a spread similar to Texas Tech's under Mike Leach. Holgorsen returns to Stillwater on Saturday as West Virginia's head coach, and will bring with him Joe DeForest, a former trusted member of Young's defensive staff.
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West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen met with the media on Tuesday for his weekly press conference. Coach Holgorsen talked about a number of topics. Coach touched on the Oklahoma State program, his relationship with Coach Gundy, the energy Keith Patterson brought to the sidelines and more. Video via BlueGoldNews.com
It's no secret that the game of football is often a chess match between coordinators. Watch film, study schemes and personnel, and then try to devise a game plan that takes advantage of an opponent's weaknesses in hopes of giving your team the best chance to win all while the guy on the other sideline is trying to do the exact same thing. The chess match continues during...
West Virginia's defense has received its fair share of criticism over the past several weeks and rightfully so. The Mountaineers had given up an average of 53 points per game in their first four Big 12 games. Saturday against TCU, the Mountaineer defense was finally able to stop the bleeding for a good portion of the afternoon. They held TCU quarterback, Trevone Boykin, to 12...
Todd Monken has no antimosity toward former Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen, quite the contrary. Monken has nothing but thanks for Holgorsen, now West Virginia's head coach. He says he doesn't know him well, but he knows that Holgorsen's departure from OSU opened the door for Monken to move back into being an offensive coordinator.
The cause of West Virginia’s offensive woes, according to coach Dana Holgorsen, is poor play and a tactical switch opposing defenses have made that the Mountaineers haven’t been capable of countering.