Take that deep running back corps, for instance. It is so deep that on Tuesday Holgorsen said that Andrew Buie, who led the team in rushing a year ago and had a 207-yard game against Texas, will redshirt. That leaves Charles Sims, Wendell Smallwood, Dreamius Smith and Dustin Garrison to handle the load.
How will that work out? Well, that's another wait-and-see proposition.
"Hot hand,'' Holgorsen said. "I don't know how it's going to go. When we hand the ball off, if it looks good and we're getting yards we'll probably do it again.
"Same thing in the pass game. If we're protecting fine and we're throwing it and completing balls, we'll do that more, as well.''
Throw in Cody Clay and Garrett Hope, too. Those two will play some fullback, some tight end, some H-back and even slot receiver.
"We have bodies back there that can give us snaps and I feel very good about it,'' Holgorsen said. "I have not been able to sit here for the last two years and say I felt good about it. We've always had about two or three and now I feel like we've got some depth that I'm excited about.''
But as far as seeing dramatic changes in schemes or philosophies, that's just not going to happen, Holgorsen said.
"You can turn the tape on from last year and figure out what we do defensively,'' Holgorsen said. "Is Keith going to have some different wrinkles to it? Yes. Are we going to develop some different wrinkles offensively based on what our personnel is? I would assume that we will. Special teams, it's not the same coordinator as it was last year, so are we going to do some different things with special teams? I would say there's probably a pretty good chance of that.
"But when you see what the product is out there, are you going to be able to notice distinct differences being a fan in the stands? I doubt that very much.''
Reach Dave Hickman at 304-348-1734 or dphickm...@aol.com or follow him at Twitter.com/dphickman1.