Ask Mike Gundy about the best hire he has ever made and, with very little hesitation, he'll tell you it was Dana Holgorsen.
“When I look back at decisions that I've made, and there were some that were wrong, but one of the best coaching moves in the country was to hire Dana Holgorsen. And the reason why is Brandon Weeden couldn't run, which is the system we had before. So we took a chance.”
“People were scared to death we weren't going to run the ball, but I'd done my research and knew (Holgorsen) ran the ball. And he brought a little bit of attitude into our program.”
In his only season under Gundy in 2010 the Cowboys had the #2 ranked passing offense (346 ypg), #3 total offense (520 ypg), #3 scoring offense (44 ppg) and also finished in the top 10 in sacks allowed (.77 per game).
In year one at West Virginia, Holgo led the Mountaineers to a 10-3 record and top 25 finishes in multiple offense categories including a #6 ranked pass offense, #15 total offense, and #13 scoring offense.
Makes you wonder...What's he have in store for year two? This time, back in the Big 12.