The West Virginia Mountaineers are about to embark on a brave new course for their program in the Big 12. They will be keeping coach Dana Holgorsen around for a while in Morgantown, though, with CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman reporting the school and coach have a contract extension through 2017 in place.
Holgorsen, originally named offensive coordinator and coach in waiting until Bill Stewart at West Virginia, assumed the top spot at the school in June 2011 after Stewart resigned under pressure. He reshaped the Mountaineers as a pass-happy offense in his first year, which ended with the Mountaineers ranking sixth nationally in passing offense, winning the Big East, and carpet-bombing Clemson in a 70-33 Orange Bowl victory.
Holgorsen's deal with West Virginia already ran through 2016, and paid him a total of $10.75 million, but there's obviously a chance that he'll see a salary bump with this new deal.
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