MORGANTOWN - Dana Holgorsen's critique of the play of his offensive line has pretty much run the gamut this season.
It has gone from expansive criticism after the first few games, to generous praise somewhere in the middle of the season, and to unrestrained condemnation later.
Now, though, he seems pretty much tired of addressing the issue. So he doesn't.
"None of them played well enough to win,'' Holgorsen said in regard to West Virginia's most recent game at Cincinnati, which the Mountaineers seemed to win in spite of the offensive line, not because of it. "We'll leave it at that, but they need to get better.''
Indeed. And they need to get better in a hurry.
When West Virginia (7-3, 3-2 Big East) resumes play after a week off, it will be against Pitt (5-5, 3-2) Friday night at Mountaineer Field. Against the Panthers, offensive line play will be a key.
The Panthers certainly have their flaws, but defensive line play isn't one of them. WVU's offensive line will be going against a Pitt defensive front that is allowing just 122 rushing yards per game, and one that ranks among the top 10 in the nation in sacks.
What does that mean for West Virginia's offensive line?
"It means we need to get better,'' Holgorsen said.
There have been times this season when WVU's offensive line woes could be explained away to some degree. Syracuse, for example, showed more different blitz packages in one game than most teams conjure up in a season.