"We've introduced the Clemson preparation already," Holgorsen said. "Started sprinkling some stuff in. There's a fine line there, though. We didn't want to overkill it because of the time off. We'd just have to refresh their memories once here.
"Now, though, we begin refreshing. It's all in, we just have to practice it."
In regard to the team's health, Holgorsen seemed pleased, aside from the loss of defensive back Terence Garvin, the Mountaineers' third-leading tackler (72), who is out following knee surgery.
"Other than him, we're as healthy as we've been all year," said the WVU coach. "We had a couple weeks off that helped with treatment. Then we had five or six practices last week where everybody was flying around pretty good. It was the first time in quite some time."
WVU will be practicing at Barry University. Holgorsen said the school has no football team and, thus, no football field, but it has two soccer fields. "I haven't been there yet," said the coach, "but they say the practice conditions are really good."
So the Mountaineers are in sunny Florida. Orange Bowl preparations for Clemson have begun. And the team is in its fancy digs at the Fontainebleau.
"It's nice," Holgorsen said of the hotel. "So nice the kids can't afford any of the things that can get them in trouble."
Reach Mitch Vingle at 304-348-4827, mitchvin...@wvgazette.com or follow him at twitter.com/MitchVingle.