According to Mike Montoro, West Virginia University's director of football communications, Dana Holgorsen will make his first public appearance in the Mountain State next week.
The incoming Mountaineer offensive coordinator and head coach in waiting will finish this season as the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State via duties in the upcoming Alamo Bowl.
On Thursday, though, he appeared on the "John and Lance Show" via Houston's 1560 AM KGOW radio station.
During the interview, he said he recently visited Morgantown, has a bead on his future assistants and addressed what could be an awkward situation working with Bill Stewart, who will be WVU's head coach next season before being replaced.
Below are Holgorsen outtakes from the radio show's interview:
On taking the call from WVU athletic director Oliver Luck:
"Well, you gotta listen to stuff like that, There's been stuff like that, not to this magnitude, but there's been stuff like that every year. You gotta figure out if the situation is better than the situation you're in. The history of what West Virginia has done over the last 10 years has been pretty good.
"So when Oliver approached me about three weeks ago, it was a situation I wasn't going to take lightly. We had a bunch of talks. It progressed and turned out good.''
On WVU's recruiting:
"There's really right now three pockets. Florida's huge. They have a ton of athletes from Florida. I'd say half their roster is kids from Florida. There's the Washington, D.C., and Virginia area, which really has a lot of good athletes. Grades are sometimes a problem, but you have to sift through that. They get a lot of linemen from Pennsylvania and Ohio. Pennsylvania is 40 miles from West Virginia. They get the big kids from those two states and the skill kids from the D.C. and Florida areas.''
On the difficulty of coming from another part of the country and trying to recruit to West Virginia:
"It comes back to hiring people. You have to have four or five guys on the staff that are going to be comfortable going to Florida and [will] know the area. I don't need a bunch of people with nothing but Texas ties going to West Virginia and expect them to go into Florida.
"It going to be part of the hiring process. Houston, though, is an area that we're going to get into a little bit and Dallas as well.''
On what convinced him to take the WVU job:
"It's a combination. One is Oliver Luck. He's really a great guy with a great mind. He's proactive and someone you can get along with. That's important. Couple that with the fact that West Virginia is averaging seven to nine wins a year for the last 10 years and you get an opportunity to win.''
On visiting Morgantown:
"I went out there two weeks ago. It was the first time I'd been out there. It's a great college town. It probably has 50-60,000 people, but the whole thing is all about West Virginia University. The support is there; the attendance is there. I think the whole community is really all about the school.''
On touring the city:
"It was pretty confidential at that point. It was just the beginning of talks. I went out and spent the day with Oliver.''
On coaching Oklahoma State in the bowl:
"I'm planning on it. I'm day-to-day; you know how I am. I'm pretty much viewing the next two weeks as vacation. It's what you have good assistant coaches for. Those guys will all game plan. We'll get together, game plan and practice.''
On the potential of an awkward situation coaching beside Stewart:
"Bill Stewart is a great person. His heart is with West Virginia University. He was born there. He's been there a long, long time. He wants what's best for the university. I get to learn from him and get a lay of the land, so to speak, for a whole year. I can evaluate the program and make suggestions on how to make it better.
"Job No. 1 is to get the offense going, install it, get it in place and teach people. In the back of my mind I'll kind of evaluate the whole thing.''
On the WVU job: