Like new Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen is a disciple of Air Raid offense guru Mike Leach. Holgorsen served on Leach's staff at Texas Tech as a wide receiver coach and offensive coordinator from 2000-2007, while Riley played on the 2002 Red Raiders as a walk-on quarterback, and served on the coaching staff from 2003-2009. Clearly Riley and Holgorsen are very familiar, which led to an amazing quote from the wily West Virginia coach at Big 12 media days.
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Riley probably can't put away a can of Red Bull like Holgorsen, but if he can lead an offense like he does, Oklahoma has a really good new offensive coordinator. Last year at East Carolina, his offense was 23rd in the nation in scoring and fifth in total offense. We think Sooners fans will be pretty happy with how things progress.