Holgorsen back in Big 12, says WVU good fit

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As for Ash and McCoy at Texas, coach Mack Brown said they came out of spring drills even.

“Last year at this time I sat here and we had four (options). And there was a lot of concern about trying to get four guys prepared for a new offense. … It was all over the place,” Brown said. “What we have done now, we have two older guys that have been through a year with Bryan Harsin’s and Major Applewhite’s offense. They both won significant games.”

Oklahoma State, which also lost standout receiver Justin Blackmon, is going from a 28-year-old quarterback who was a first-round NFL draft pick to 18-year-old freshman Wes Lunt, who enrolled last January.

West Virginia, which has a 9-4 record against current Big 12 members it has played, comes into the league with 4,000-yard passer Geno Smith. He is the Big 12 preseason Offensive Player of the Year. His 337 yards passing per game last season would have ranked third in the league behind only Weeden and Oklahoma senior Landry Jones.

“It sounds like everybody in the room thinks that we’re pretty good, or that Geno is pretty good,” Holgorsen said. “It’s a compliment to Geno. … He progressed and he’s got a chance to be pretty good.”

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