This time it was Saturday's 31-19 loss at Kansas, which snapped a 27-game Big 12 losing streak. The loss by the Mountaineers came a week after a dispiriting 47-40 overtime loss to Texas.
"Yeah, the Texas game beat us twice,'' Holgorsen said. "I talked about it not happening and it did.
"Why? Well, you guys can keep pointing the finger at me. That's what my job is. I didn't reach them, didn't get them back and that's on me. I don't mind saying it.''
West Virginia has suffered all kinds of losses this season, from close ones in which it surrendered late leads to blowouts against Maryland and Baylor. This one, though, was different, Holgorsen said.
"It's the first time all year that we didn't play with the energy and the effort that it takes to win the game,'' Holgorsen said. "There have been losses were I wasn't comfortable with the loss, but I'm comfortable with the loss as long as it doesn't have to do with effort. If we lose because of [lack of] effort, that's where I get in a bad spot. And I saw it for the first time on Saturday.
"It's frustrating. Of course it's frustrating. You've just got to keep coaching.''
BRIEFLY: Holgorsen was also asked about facilities upgrades Tuesday. Since he arrived, the most significant project has been remodeling the weight room. He would also like work on the cramped team meeting room and on practice facilities.
"You've got to be able to develop in your weight room. We got that accomplished,'' Holgorsen said. "You've got to be able to meet appropriately, which we can't. And you've got to be able to practice appropriately, which we can't. So those are where we're headed.''
Holgorsen wants to put artificial turf on the spacious grass practice fields and "blow up'' what he called a "dysfunctional'' indoor practice facility.
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