The No. 11 ranked team in the AP and USA Today polls is entering its first year as a part of the Big 12 conference—a conference far superior to the Big East conference that they have left behind.
West Virginia is led by a strong senior class, and all of them are products of the former Mountaineer head coach Bill Stewart. Stewart inherited the program once Rich Rodriguez left to take the vacant head coaching job at Michigan at the end of the 2007 season.
Stewart has since been replaced by Dana Holgorsen, a young, enthusiastic leader who has installed a run-and-shoot offense that suits the Mountaineers' personnel well.
Holgorsen—who won an Orange Bowl in his first season in charge in Morgantown—has even higher expectations for his second year on the job.
With a very difficult schedule that features games against six opponents currently ranked in the Top 25, West Virginia has their work cut out for them, but they also have a great chance to make some noise in the postseason.
If they want to make this noise, and maybe even earn a berth in the National Championship game, they will need to rely on these eight seniors to take them there.
Here are those seniors along with what every college football fan needs to know about them.
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