In his first year as a head coach, Dana Holgorsen lead his West Virginia Mountaineers to a 10-3 record and a win in the Orange Bowl. The Mountaineers had a top flight offense, lead by Geno Smith, who has returned for his senior year. Holgorsen had one of the best first years in recent memory, but things aren't going to be easy in his second year.
The Mountaineers have moved to the Big 12, where Holgorsen was an assistant coach for a total of eight years between Texas Tech and Oklahoma State. The competition is going to be stiffer, and travel is going to go up.
Yet Holgorsen has a chance to become one of the best coaches in the conference. He popularity after one year is high, and he has experience in the Big 12 world.
Holgorsen was by far the top coach last year in the Big East, yet there are some things that he must do if he wants to become the top coach in the Big 12.
Here are five of them.