Dana Holgorsen's first season with the West Virginia Mountaineers was a huge success. He went 10-3, won the Big East Championship and shellacked the Clemson Tigers in the Orange Bowl.
But all that means nothing now.
West Virginia is officially a member of the Big 12—a beefier conference with a meaner attitude.
The Mountaineers are known for their speed, but will it hold up against their more physical opponents?
Can Geno Smith play at a Heisman level, or will inconsistent play doom the offense?
Our questions will not be answered until the regular season begins, but as spring unfolds, a few glimpses into the future will be revealed.
This slideshow will explain what the West Virginia Mountaineers must accomplish this offseason if they want to be successful in 2012.