There’s been plenty of recent news surrounding the former Oklahoma State coaches who are now part of Dana Holgorsen’s staff at West Virginia.
Last week, former Cowboy assistant Joe DeForest, who left Stillwater to become the defensive coordinator at West Virginia, was demoted to co-defensive coordinator.
The outlook is better for former OSU cornerback and student volunteer coach Andrew McGee.
McGee, who is now a graduate assistant at WVU, will coach the Mountaineer cornerbacks in the Pinstripe Bowl, Holgorsen announced Monday. Former WVU cornerbacks coach Daron Roberts was fired earlier this month, and Holgorsen said he would hire Roberts’ replacement after the bowl game.
“Andrew is a really good, bright young man,” Holgorsen said. “When I was at Oklahoma State, I watched him and he is the leader of the FCA guys and is a tremendous kid. He has a bright future and has been working closely with them since he got here.
“He’ll take the lead, and obviously coach DeForest, because he is in the back end, will spend a lot of time with those guys, as well.”
McGee led the Big 12 with five interceptions in 2010 after recovering from a broken neck. He helped coach the Cowboys last season while finishing up his undergraduate degree, before WVU offered him a defensive grad assistant job.
McGee’s job won’t be easy, as WVU ranked 119th out of 120 teams in passing defense this season.