â€œOne thing that will be cool about this (succession plan) is being able to sit back and learn and get a good feel for what everything is like around there,â€ he said. "After one season, I will know a whole bunch more about what I'm getting into."
Holgorsen was in high demand after helping the Cowboys to a 10-2 record and record-setting offensive season. OSU finished No. 1 in total offense, No. 2 in passing offense and No. 3 in scoring offense in 2010.
He reaffirmed his intention to stay â€” and call plays â€” with the Cowboys through the Alamo Bowl because winningÂ a school-record 11 gamesÂ at OSU is important to him and everyone else in the program.
â€œI'm going to finish what I started here,â€ Holgorsen said. â€œI'd like to think I had something to do with winning 10 so I'm going to do my best to help us win 11. It means a lot to everybody involved.â€
Holgorsen will look back on his time in Stillwater with appreciation. He helped the Cowboys win at least 10 games and raised his national profile to a point where he will take over a quality program in a BCS conference in his first head coaching opportunity.
â€œI enjoyed every minute of it,â€ he said. â€œI just tried to get us better offensively every day and I would like to think from the day I got here until now we have progressed offensively.â€