"I think you worry more about what you do than what the opponent does, so it really doesn't matter who they play back there,'' Casteel said. "They're going to have great skill players and I assume he's going to be an athletic kid that can make some plays with his feet. But we don't know a lot about him.''
While Smith counts Cato among his friends, he's not likely to spend much time watching him play on Sunday.
"He's not on defense so I'm not going to see him,'' Smith said. "I'll shake his hand before and after the game and I'll root for him. But I'm also rooting for West Virginia. I hope we kick their butt.''
Whether or not that happens, though, is likely to depend in part on how well West Virginia's defense fares against the true freshman. And if Casteel has any secrets, he's not sharing them.
"We haven't seen him, so it's kind of hard to know what we'll do against him,'' Casteel said. "And if we did know we wouldn't be talking about it on the news.''
"That's one of those things I hadn't thought of really,'' Holgorsen said. "I don't know. We'll talk about it as a staff later in the week.''
On defense, nothing changes from recent years with line coach Bill Kirelawich and safeties coach Steve Dunlap upstairs and coordinator Jeff Casteel and cornerbacks coach David Lockwood on the field.
Holgorsen is a bit curious how that will work out.
"It all depends on how the footage is - what the footage is and what the angle is,'' Holgorsen said. "You don't want to guess. It will be interesting to see how that actually works.''
Reach Dave Hickman at 304-348-1734 or dphickm...@aol.com.