Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/12/13
Chasing a Big 12 championship will be a tall order for West Virginia unless Dana Holgorsen can do some patchwork on both sides of the ball. The Mountaineers' third-year coach hopes a group of transfers can help shore up big holes on offense and improve a defense that was one of the nation's worst last year. West Virginia is coming off a disappointing 7-6 season that included a five-game losing streak. They Mountaineers aren't considered to be a contender for a Big 12 championship in their second season in the conference. West Virginia fans got spoiled by an offense that averaged 40 points per game a year ago. But with only three returning starters on offense, the Mountaineers will be pressed to continue a streak of 11 consecutive seasons of playing in a bowl game. Holgorsen must choose from three candidates to replace departed quarterback Geno Smith and has a group of mostly inexperienced wide receivers looking to fill the void left by Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey. ''We're t...
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