Holgorsen then hired Oklahoma State assistant Joe DeForest and New York Jets assistant Mike Smith last month before Smith returned to the NFL team. (Football Scoop, by the way, reported that DeForest recently received a total of $81,666 in bonus money from Oklahoma State. As an assistant to Mike Gundy, he received $66,667 for the Cowboys' BCS appearance, $10,000 for the Big 12 title and $5,000 for finishing in the Top 10.)
Holgorsen said he's looking forward to returning to the Mountain State and watching the WVU basketball team. Some junior football recruiting prospects are scheduled to visit the Morgantown campus this weekend and take in the Louisville game.
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