Oct 6, 2012; Austin, TX, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen calls a play during the fourth quarter against the Texas Longhorns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. West Virginia beat Texas 48-45. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

WVU Football: Holgorsen Not Tipping Hand on Starting Quarterback


Today was the Spring football media day in Morgantown. Press gathered at Milan Puskar Stadium to listen to head coach Dana Holgorsen’s analysis of the first week’s worth of practices.

Unlike last year, coach Holgorsen is not about to cough up an early depth chart.

“I know a lot of you all were asking for depth charts and stuff and last year, and I reluctantly gave you one because it changed tremendously. It is the same thing with this. These depth charts really don’t exist. We have open competition at every single position.”- Dana Holgorsen

Of course, the biggest question mark right now for the Mountaineers is: “who will start at quarterback in 2013?” Holgorsen, when asked about the early leader for the position under center, played it very coy.

“I would assume everybody would like to know about the quarterback position. I am more anxious than you are. As this thing goes on, we will discuss it. We’ve got a lot of practices ahead of us. We won’t name a starter for awhile. We have three or four guys there – Paul Millard, Ford Childress and Chavas Rawlins, who is doing a great job in the offseason. He has got some talent to him. Logan Moore from Fairmont is doing some good things in the offseason. We will give those guys a bunch of different reps and kind of see where we end up.” – Dana Holgorsen

The odds of Chavas Rawlins and Logan Moore stepping in to the starting role this season are low. Many expect that the real battle for the starting position will be between Millard and Childress. Millard, played in spot duty for Geno Smith last year, completing one very impressive touchdown pass (around the 0:30 mark).

Ford Childress, the highest rated recruit of the Mountaineers 2012 recruiting class, redshirted last year. Given his four-star rating and was widely considered a top ten quarterback prospect.

The battle for the top signal caller spot will certainly be the one that Mountaineers fans pay closest attention to.

For more quotes from media day, visit wvusports.com.

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