In his interview at the Big 12 conference, WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen expressed confidence that his Mountaineers are ready to be competitive in 2014.
He also talked about his faith in the leadership and playing abilities of senior quarterback Clint Trickett, as well as his stable of running backs and a much improved secondary. Holgorsen also singled out defensive backs Daryl Worley and Karl Joseph for praise.
Coach Holgorsen pointed out how a lack of experienced depth cost WVU several games last year that could have gone either way. That should not be the case this year.
Several freshmen were thrown into the fire last season when starters suffered injuries and the results were obvious. Those players are now sophomores and know what it takes to compete in the big 12.
The coach pointed out that WVU has 55 players with experience playing against Big 12 competition. He obviously expects this year’s team to be much improved over last season.
His press conference courtesy of DP and Eric Tomlinson: