We sort of get the feeling that Dana Holgorsen tries to make things seem as simple as possible.
In less than three months, West Virginia will host Marshall on a Sunday afternoon during a nationwide broadcast on ESPN. It will be Holgorsen’s first crack at it as a head coach.
Yesterday, Holgorsen told the West Virginia Gazette, "It's kind of coach-speak, but the only thing I'm concerned with is getting better in camp. It means nothing to me who our first opponent [Marshall] is. It means nothing to me that it's an in-state game. It means nothing to me it's a rivalry. It means nothing that they're green or mean green. They're not even Mean Green; that's North Texas.”
They are the "Thundering Herd," Coach Holgorsen.
"All I'm concerned with is lining up and playing well."
Beautiful. Wouldn't you love it if Brady Hoke spoke of Ohio State by saying, “It means nothing to me it’s a rivalry.” There might be a riot in Ann Arbor.
With Holgorsen, we may have officially found the 100% opposite of Derek Dooley, who indicated he had 1400 things to setup before coaching his first game at Tennessee. Dooley emphasized creating a new infrastructure for the program from an academic, peer, social, training room, equipment room, locker room, shower technique, and procedural standpoint.
From the outside, Holgorsen seems to be concerned about much less, yet important things such as scoring and the lack of a tight end on the roster. To say the least, he doesn't seem overly complicated, much like his offensive scheme.
Not to say that one philosophy is better or worse, but we are certainly preparing for an entertaining year from Holgorsen.