Over the years, the West Virginia Mountaineers have been known for their offense with guys like Geno Smith, Tavon Austin and Kevin White. But head coach Dana Holgorsen believes this year will be about the guys on the other side of the ball.
“Without a doubt, it should be the best that I’ve had potentially since I started coaching 20‑some years ago. I’ve just got guys that have a bunch of experience,” said Holgorsen.
“We’ve got all our position coaches back, added Bruce Tall for our D‑line, who’s coached in this defense as well. So continuity on the defensive staff along with a lot of experience with players and some pretty good talent as well,” Holgorsen added.
“I’m not going to sit here and apologize for where we’re at defensively. From a coaching staff perspective, we’re in a different place as well. Tony Gibson has done a great job. He brought a scheme that he believes in and I believe in,” said Holgorsen.
Voiceover by Clarke Sachs
Produced by Zach Sepanik