Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest
By DAVID UBBEN  |  Last updated 10/1/13
Forrest Gump was never a member of the West Virginia coaching staff and is not currently. Jobs in college coaching are infamously difficult to snag for fictional characters. "Life is like a box of chocolates," he famously said. "You never know what you're gonna get." That's been life in Morgantown the past two seasons. Last year, the defense was the Big 12's worst and hamstrung one of the league's best offenses. This year, the defense has easily been one in the top half of the Big 12 and the strength of the Mountaineers' team while the offense played musical chairs at quarterback and scored seven points in two games against major conference competition. A week ago, West Virginia was scratching its head to figure out how it lost to Maryland, 37-0, while coach Dana Holgorsen took the blame for everything from the offense's lack of execution to the loss to Georgia Tech in the 1954 Sugar Bowl. Monday, Holgorsen had to smile while answering questions about how the Mountaineers s...
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