"You go in there and game plan and try to figure out the best way to utilize him when you've got a guy that can do that many different things,'' Holgorsen said. "That's not always going to be just giving it to him 24 times. We felt like that was the best thing to do against TCU and he took advantage of that.''
What it will be tonight when West Virginia hosts Texas at Mountaineer Field remains to be seen. A year ago, in a 48-45 win over the Longhorns in Austin, Holgorsen gave the ball to Andrew Buie repeatedly and with great success. Buie ran 31 times for 207 yards and caught three passes for 66 more.
Can Sims have the same kind of success? Well, even though the coordinator is different, Holgorsen said it looks a lot like the same Texas defense.
"It's a lot of the same guys we were looking at when we played them last year,'' Holgorsen said. "They have tremendous experience and we all understand how talented Texas is when you're able to recruit the kids that they're able to recruit.''
West Virginia, though, has a pretty good one, too, in Sims. Regardless of how he's used, he figures to play a big role in the outcome.
"I challenge you to find anybody across the country that does more for their team than Charles does for us,'' Holgorsen said.
Reach Dave Hickman at 304-348-1734 or dphickm...@aol.com or follow him at Twitter.com/dphickman1.