The travel aspect of the basketball season is one area where Huggins said he hopes to see even more change, and he said he and the athletic department have taken measures to assure that happens.
"We've made some appeals to the league and I know the commissioner is very sensitive to that fact," Huggins said. "It's hard. I don't care who you are, if you get back at four or five o'clock in the morning, it's hard. Hopefully we've made some suggestions that I think they agree with and hopefully that comes out on the schedule."
While Holgorsen didn't have to deal with the mass exodus that Huggins is trying to overcome, he said his roster has some growth to do moving forward as well.
"We're still about 20-25 players short of what our actual roster is going to look like in August," Holgorsen said. "We've got about 12 or 13 more coming this weekend to integrate those guys into what we're doing, and then on July 1 we have another six or seven guys. You spend so much time getting to know these guys but you can't do anything with them athletically."
Game times for the first three games of the year were set this week with the season opener with William and Mary (Aug. 31) and the third game of the year against Georgia Southern (Sept. 14), each set for noon kickoffs in Morgantown.
Sandwiched in between is the little matter of a Big 12 Conference opener at Oklahoma, which is set for 7 p.m. on Sept. 7.
While that game will have many Mountaineer fans circling their calendars, Holgorsen said of all the things concerning him at the moment, games are not one of them.
"The furthest thing from my mind is a game right now," Holgorsen said. "We're doing so much different stuff - it's more of a summertime, offseason and conditioning for our guys. Then we get into August, which is 25-26 days of preparation before we start focusing on what an actual game is going to be like, but we'll take it one at a time.
"We won't start talking about Oklahoma until it's game week. But it will be fun, that's a great place to play and a storied program that has a tremendous amount of tradition and a tremendous amount of talent not only on the coaching staff but on the field as well."
Holgorsen had one more change up his sleeve this week as he is participating in the golf outing (weather permitting) today at Berry Hills, unlike last year when he did not play.
He got a practice round in on Thursday.
"Awful," Holgorsen said. "Mountaineer nation should be excited about the fact that I played awful."
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