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West Virginia Football: Potential Replacements for Keith Patterson at DC
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

West Virginia lost another defensive coordinator last week when Arizona State announced that Keith Patterson would become the Sun Devils' defensive coordinator, linebackers and defensive special teams coach. 

Assuming head coach Dana Holgorsen doesn't promote special teams coordinator Joe DeForest, who led the defense in 2012, the Mountaineers will be on their fourth new face at defensive coordinator in as many years. 

That's not ideal for any team, and Holgorsen has to assess his hiring options once again. 

And really, Holgorsen needs to get this right. Coming off a 4-8 season, there's going to be a lot of chatter about his job security heading into next year. West Virginia has trended downward since Holgorsen took over in 2011, so this season will have to be a rebound of sorts. 

Defense will have to be a part of that. So who does Holgorsen look to for help?

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