WVU Prepares For Holgorsen To Take Control
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Now that the season is over for West Virginia after their 23-7 loss to N.C. State at the Champs Sports Bowl, Dana Holgorsen is taking over the offense.
In Holgorsen’s finale as Oklahoma State’s offensive coordinator, the Cowboys beat Arizona 36-10 in the Alamo Bowl Wednesday night. It marked the 11th time this season that Holgorsen’s offense had scored at least 33 points.
Holgorsen will assume his new role by next week and take over as head coach for Bill Stewart after the 2011 season.
As the team prepares for the new coaching staff, West Virginia has let go of two more coaches, Chris Beatty and Dave McMichael. Beatty was the teams recruiting director, running back and slot receiver coach. McMichael coached the tight ends and offensive special teams.
WVU also let go of offensive line coach Dave Johnson and offensive coordinator Jeff Mullen earlier in the week.
West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck decided to replace Stewart with Holgorsen because he didn’t believe Stewart and offensive coordinator Jeff Mullen could win a national title.