West Virginia rolls into Dallas


West Virginia went first at Day 2 of the Media Days, with head coach Dana Holgorsen taking the podium at the Westin Galleria in Dallas.

In their first year under Holgorsen, the Mountaineers finished 17th in total yardage and tied for 15th in scrimmage yards, while quarterback Geno Smith -- the preseason Big 12 Player of the Year -- threw the fourth-most passing touchdowns in football.

Holgorsen, a former offensive coordinator at Texas Tech, Houston and Oklahoma State, has the type of quick-moving, high-flying offense that has given Big 12 defenses in the past.

Along the way, he's learned a little bit from each of the head coaches he served under, but absorbed quite a bit from Kevin Sumlin (now Texas A&M coach, former Houston coach) and his organizational skills.

"[Sumlin] had a CEO-type approach to all aspects of coaching," Holgorsen said.