Holgorsen will look at those and no doubt demand better throws. But that's not all he's looking at.
"I look for some different things than what you guys look for,'' Holgorsen said. "Completion percentage and yards and all that stuff I really don't pay much attention to. I thought his body language was good. I thought he handled the huddle pretty good. Coming to the sidelines he was communicative. Whether it was O-line, running backs, receivers, me, [offensive coordinator] Shannon [Dawson], I thought he did a good job of just being in the game.
"That's what we're looking for. If you've got a guy like that who can handle those situations and understand the game of football and understand what's going on out there, then you can get to the sidelines and you can bring a lot of other guys along with you.''
Perhaps Childress understands that, too. Even when the offense went into a lull against Georgia State Saturday - just one touchdown in seven possessions in the second and third quarters - he maintains he wasn't worried about being lifted in favor or Trickett or Millard.
"I didn't really feel that way,'' Childress said. "I've got good enough players around me that I can just hand the ball off to them or throw the ball to them and they'll make a play for me.''
Certainly Holgorsen is of the mind that the job belongs to Childress. That could change if the quarterback struggles for an extended period, but the tip-off that the job belongs to Childress and Childress alone was when neither of the other quarterbacks even sniffed playing time against Georgia State.
"If it's not [his job] then I'm not very smart,'' Holgorsen said. "I just gave him a hundred percent of the reps.''
BRIEFLY: West Virginia plays its final non-conference game of the season Saturday in Baltimore against Maryland. The game is at the Ravens' M&T Bank Stadium and kicks off at 3:30 p.m. It was announced Sunday that the game will be televised on ESPNU.
Maryland is 3-0 after Saturday night's 32-21 win at Connecticut. The Terps previously won lopsided games over Florida International and Old Dominion.
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