STILLWATER â€” Dana Holgorsen appears to be headed to West Virginia.The Oklahoma State coordinator has been in high demand since leading the Cowboy offense to a record-setting season. According to a report in the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette, Holgorsen is part of a succession plan at West Virginia. Holgorsen would become the offensive coordinator at West Virginia in 2011 then take over the Mountaineer program as head coach in 2012. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Holgorsen will likely sign a six-year deal which will pay him more than $500,000 in 2011 then bump him to around $2 million when he becomes the head coach in 2012. He made $360,000 at OSU this season. The deal was reportedly struck between Holgorsen and WVU athletic director Oliver Luck, who took over the Mountaineer athletic program in June. Luck was president and general manager of the Houston Dynamo Major League Soccer team before taking over in Morgantown. Luck was in that role when Holgorsen was the offensive coordinator at Houston from 2008-09, meaning he likely got a first-hand look at Holgorsenâ€™s explosive offensive attack. While a deal with Holgorsen may be imminent, nothing official has been announced. Bill Stewart remains WVUâ€™s head coach and offensive coordinator Jeff Mullen, despite being a candidate to become head coach at Kent State, remains in place. Stewart has been under fire at WVU despite posting three straight nine-win seasons. OSU coach Mike Gundy acknowledged the Mountaineers' interest in Holgorsen on Tuesday, stating: â€œWest Virginia has expressed a very strong interest Dana Holgorsen. Thatâ€™s all I can say right now.â€ Holgorsen, who hasnâ€™t spoken to the media in several days, has been in Stillwater this week putting together an offensive game plan for the Cowboysâ€™ Alamo Bowl game against Arizona on Dec. 29. Holgorsen is expected to remain at OSU through the bowl game and should call the offensive plays against Arizona according to an OSU release. If the deal becomes official and Holgorsen leaves for West Virginia, the impact could be felt throughout the Cowboy program both on and off the field. * The search for Holgorsenâ€™s replacement would get started immediately and could already be underway, But who could it be? If Gundy looks to hire someone from within, inside receivers coach Doug Meacham could have the inside track. If Gundy looks outside the program, there are several interesting names with similar backgrounds to Holgorsen. Houston offensive coordinator Jason Phillips coached under Holgorsen and called plays this season as the Cougars averaged 37.7 points despite losing standout quarterback Case Keenum for the season in September. Arizona offensive coordinator Seth Littrell, a Muskogee native, and East Carolina offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley worked under Mike Leach and Holgorsen at Texas Tech and could be options. And Leach himself remains unemployed. * Would OSU consider scrapping Holgorsen's style of offense and turn to a different attack? Possible but unlikely. Gundy has spoken several times this season of seeing the pros of this offensive attack and how it allows players who may not have been able to make an impact before become contributors. OSU boasted the Big 12â€™s No. 1 scoring offense, No. 1 passing offense and No. 1 total offense. Why change that? * Could Gundy return to calling plays? Maybe, but again unlikely. Heâ€™s spoken several times of seeing the positives of his new role as â€œCEOâ€ as opposed to play caller. He also has been upfront in speaking of his inexperience with this style of attack, stating multiple times: â€œIâ€™m learning just like the players.â€ * How could Holgorsenâ€™s departure affect Justin Blackmon? It could have an impact but Blackmonâ€™s return likely has more to do with how his NFL evaluation comes back. (The NFL has a draft advisory committee that projects where a player will be selected in the draft?) And expect the potential lockout to also play a role in the decision of any draft-eligible prospect including Blackmon. * How could Holgorsenâ€™s departure affect Brandon Weeden? Much like Blackmon, Weedenâ€™s NFL evaluation could be the key. Unless heâ€™s projected to be a high pick, Weeden talks like a player who will be taking snaps in Stillwater in 2011. * Will elite recruits like quarterback J.W. Walsh of Denton (Texas) Guyer and running back Herschel Sims of Abilene, Texas change their minds? Sims was already taking other visits but remains a â€œsoftâ€ commitment to OSU. Walsh told the Denton-Record Chronicle that he had spoken with Gundy on Tuesday. He said Gundy told him the offense would remain the same and he will remains "100 percent solid" on his commitment to OSU. Teammate, another OSU commit, Josh Stewart told the newspaper OSU remained No. 1 for him as well. * Off the field, Holgorsenâ€™s offense was a marketing coup with Blackmon and kicker Dan Bailey winning national awards thanks in part to Holgorsenâ€™s attack and OSUâ€™s explosive offense becoming nationally renowned as the season progressed. The â€œOklahoma Stateâ€ brand got plenty of notoriety in 2010 thanks to Holgorsenâ€™s offense and he could be missed from that standpoint. Neither West Virginia or Oklahoma State have made official announcements regarding any staff movement, but the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the deal could be finalized by the end of the week.