Graduate assistant Andrew McGee coached WVU's cornerbacks for the bowl game. Perhaps Holgorsen is waiting to meet with prospective assistants at the American Football Coaches Association convention, which starts Monday in Nashville.
Of all the areas in which WVU fell down this season, the most glaring was in the defensive backfield. That's somewhat shocking if you look at recent history. Currently on NFL rosters are former Mountaineer defensive backs Adam Jones and injured Robert Sands (Cincinnati), Ellis Lankster (New York Jets), Ryan Mundy (Pittsburgh) and Keith Tandy (Tampa Bay).
And finally . . .
While Luck was on the horn, I asked him about the ongoing, lengthy process regarding his school's third-tier media rights.
The word has been IMG has landed the yet-to-be-announced deal, yet the athletic director said he's "not going to confirm or deny that."
"Nothing has been announced with the holidays just passed," he said. "I think the lawyers will be back in the saddle now."
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