Holgorsen Ready for Expanded Duties


Dana Holgorsen’s time table for taking over as head football coach at WVU was accelerated and now its his show.  

Holgorsen believes he is ready for the challenge and the expanded duties.

"I am going to be signaling in (the plays) because that is what (Mountaineer quarterback Geno Smith) is used to right now," Holgorsen said on Tuesday’s MetroNews Sportsline.  "We’ve got good non-verbal communication going on right now.

"I’ve got four other (coaches) here on offense that I trust.  If I need to leave the (meeting) room for any reason they can keep the thing going.    I haven’t had my guys in to help me the last two years.   Now that I have my guys in to help me the work load for me offensively will be a lot smaller.

"As far as the game day stuff, I’ve been on the field for the last three years," Holgorsen said.  "I’ve been calling plays from the field and I’ve been in tune as far as the decisions go.  Should I call a specific time out?  Should I kick or should I not kick? I think I’m fully capable of that."

Holgorsen says he’ll take most of the summer before making a decision on who to hire to fill the vacancy on the coaching staff.

"We’ve got enough guys right now that we can roll with it the way it is," Holgorsen said on the Sportsline.  "I haven’t made the decision yet and I am just going to think about it.  I really don’t have to make it until about August 1st.

"There is nothing we can do from a coaching standpoint right now," Holgorsen said.  "And there is nothing we can do from a recruiting standpoint right now."


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