"Mr. Bumpas's Horned Frog defense held opponents to 59 percent of their average total yards and 45 percent of their points. ... Meanwhile, it's no surprise that Mr. Holgorsen has already accepted a job as head coach in waiting at West Virginia. His Cowboys gained 138 percent more yards and scored 167 percent more points that what their opponents allowed on average."
According to the report, Oklahoma offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson was No. 2 and, not surprisingly, was hired by Indiana. So one might expect the No. 3 and 4 ranked offensive coordinators - Boise State's Bryan Harsin and Stanford's David Shaw - to be poached as well.
Frankly, I'd never heard of the service. It's called "Win AD" and "builds online database tools to help ADs optimize financial decision making: budget planning, contract negotiations, trend analysis and benchmarking.''
It's not surprising, though, that such a service exists, and it's certainly not surprising that Holgorsen was at the top of the offensive list. OSU's Alamo Bowl performance marked the 11th time this season his offense scored at least 33 points. (By comparison, WVU's Champs Sports Bowl loss was the fifth time this season the Mountaineers scored 17 points or less.)
On Saturday, Holgorsen takes over the WVU offense. It will be interesting to see how he uses Geno Smith, Shawne Alston, Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey, Ryan Clarke, Daquan Hargrett, Trey Johnson, Ivan McCartney and Brad Starks next season. Perhaps more interesting will be what he and the incoming offensive line coach do with returning linemen like Tyler Urban, Joe Madsen, Don Barclay, Cole Bowers, Jeff Braun, Josh Jenkins and others, like Quinton Spain.
Keep in mind, though, when that Times Square ball drops, Holgorsen will be the man in charge.