“I had eight great years there,” Holgorsen said. “But I faced Texas Tech when I was at Houston and then played a road game at Texas Tech when I was at Oklahoma State. So it's nothing new to me.
“I'm five years removed and have been at three different places since then, so all those feelings and emotions went away a long time ago.”
New Tech coach Tommy Tuberville still uses Leach's basic offensive philosophy, except with more running plays. Which is what Holgorsen has embraced, too.
So far Holgorsen has been blessed. At each of his recent stops, a stud quarterback was waiting on campus. Case Keenum at Houston. Brandon Weeden at OSU. Geno Smith at West Virginia. Or maybe Holgorsen immediately put them into ideal situations.
“He's had some good quarterbacks,” Tuberville said. “And obviously, he's been a good quarterbacks coach everywhere he's been.”