STILLWATER — Dana Holgorsen will return to Stillwater in West Virginia's first season as a member of the Big 12.
Oklahoma State released its 2012 football schedule Tuesday, and an immediate highlight is the Cowboys' home date with WVU on Nov. 10. Holgorsen, the WVU head coach, was OSU's offensive coordinator in 2010 before leaving after one season to go to Morgantown.
That contest will also be a homecoming of sorts for Joe DeForest, the longtime OSU assistant who left Stillwater last month to join Holgorsen's staff.
OSU will also host TCU, the other Big 12 newcomer, on Oct. 27. That game starts what appears to be the most difficult stretch of the season for the defending Big 12 champions. Following its home contest against the Horned Frogs, the Cowboys travel to Kansas State on Nov. 3, host WVU and Texas Tech and then face Oklahoma in Norman for the first time since 2009 on Nov. 24.