West Virgina head coach Dana Holgorsen has coached in the Big 12 before. He held numerous positions at Texas Tech, and was an offensive coordinator for the Oklahoma State Cowboys just a couple of years ago.
So it is safe to say that he knows a thing or two about how things work in this conference.
Now that he is the head coach of the Mountaineers, who are moving from the Big East and entering their first year in the conference, Holgorsen is once again beginning to see some of the differences between the two conferences. (Via David Ubben of ESPN)
Holgorsen: "What's awesome about the Big 12 as opposed to where we were last year is the national exposure."— David Ubben (@davidubben) July 24, 2012
West Virginia is quickly becoming a big-market program. Morgantown provides one of the most electric atmospheres in college football, and it was clear last season that this team does not belong playing a bunch of basketball schools on the football field.
The Big East is a conference that is without question the weakest in the BCS and is losing some of its best teams left and right.
With the Mountaineers' high-scoring offense, they will likely become a fan favorite in the Big 12, and should immediately begin competing for conference titles and eventually possible national championships. Playing with teams such as Texas and Oklahoma should quickly build this program up, help recruiting and turn West Virginia into an actual football powerhouse within a few years.
Things are looking great if you are a West Virginia fan, but was it right for Holgorsen to kick his old conference when it is down?
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