West Virginia Football: What's Next for the Mountaineers?

DJ BumgarnerContributor IIIMay 23, 2011

ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 28:  Geno Smith #12 of the West Virginia Mountineers warms up during the Champs Sports Bowl against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium on December 28, 2010 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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With football season a short time away the citizens of West Virginia are starting to get revved up for Mountaineer football. The question remains though, What's next for the Mountaineers?

With Dana Holgorsen in town many in West Virginia think the sky is the limit and possibilities are endless. The guy has some amazing things everywhere that he has been, and showed during the WVU spring game that his offense is working pretty good in Morgantown.

Geno Smith and Paul Millard were both very impressive during the spring game. The rest of the offense seemed to click as well, which gives Mountaineer fans high hopes heading into September.

Jeff Casteel's defense didn't look that spectacular during the spring game, but that's to be expected given the talent that graduated last year. However, as he's done in the past, I have faith that come September things will be fine on that side of the ball.

We've seen Geno Smith on many people's Heisman lists heading into the season, and with Smith's numbers last year which should be much higher with Holgorsen in town, I can understand why.

However, for Smith to become the first player at WVU to win the award he is going to have put up stellar numbers each game, especially the LSU game, which could put WVU in the national title picture if the Mountaineers can manage to win the game, and if both teams come in undefeated.

From the looks of things, Bill Stewart seems to be getting along with Holgorsen and staff, which should help put to rest all the questions about how the two could coexist this season, which will be Stewart's last as the head football coach in Morgantown.

With the changes in Morgantown heading into September, WVU fans have a lot to get excited about, but let's not get too far ahead of ourselves as anything can happen and no game is an automatic win.

Thinking in the mindset will just get us in trouble, both players, coaches and fans all need to take the 2011 season one game at a time.