With a handful of new faces on the staff (and some rearranged titles), and the urgency to find some new play makers in Morgantown after sending some of the most dynamic players in the country to the NFL Draft, Dana Holgorsen noted yesterday in his press conference that it feels like his first day on the job all over again heading into spring ball.
"From a coaching standpoint, it's like its the first day on the job, so to speak." Holgorsen said to open up the presser.
"Offensively, we've got so many positions open, got some new coaches in here, and got some different philosophies and some open competition. And we've got some scheme stuff up for discussion as well so we're taking it slow and trying to come up with the best ways to do some specific things. So it feels like we just got here."
Holgorsen added that the same thing can be said on the defensive side of the ball, and on special teams after duties were swapped between Joe DeForest and Keith Patterson back in December. Patterson will install a different scheme, structure and philosophy as the defensive coordinator, while DeForest is "putting some new things together" on special teams for the Mountaineers.
Hopefully that "new" feeling can help Holgo and his staff see some sustained success in 2013. To end 2012, the Mountaineers dropped six of their last eight games after starting hot off with five straight wins.