Dana Holgorsen: Succession plan at West Virginia won't be a problem
BY BRANDON CHATMON, Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org •
Modified: December 22, 2010 at 7:25 pm •
Published: December 22, 2010
/articleid/3525912/1/pictures/1308252"> FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2010, file photo, Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen addresses the media during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla. Holgorsen has been hired for the same position at West Virginia next season, and the Mountaineers plan to make him head coach in 2012. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
1 and there are people fighting each other, you aren't going to win games. We know that if we're all on the same page you have a chance to win. I'm not too worried about that.â€
Holgorsen will be in San Antonio for the next week helping prepare OSU's explosive offense for the Alamo Bowl against Arizona on Dec. 29. He expects to begin his job at West Virginia on Jan. 1.
â€œCome Jan. 1, I'm 100 percent in on trying to make this place better,â€ Holgorsen said.
Holgorsen's hire at West Virginia completed his meteoric rise through the coaching ranks since leaving coach Mike Leach's staff at Texas Tech in 2008. Holgorsen left Texas Tech to become Houston's offensive coordinator, then left the Cougars after his second season to become OSU's offensive coordinator in January 2010.
This season, he helped the Cowboys to a 10-2 regular season. He directed OSU's offense to a record-breaking season. Oklahoma State led the NCAA in total offense (537.58 yards per game).
â€œThis is a wonderful opportunity for me,â€ Holgorsen said. â€œI can't wait for the six years ahead of me. I've been at four different places in the last five years, and I'm tired of moving. I'm tired of living in a hotel. I look forward to making this home.â€