Oct 26, 2013; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder and West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen shake hands after the game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The Wildcats defeat the Mountaineers 35-12. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Mountaineers Fall to Kansas State

West Virginia Mountaineers fans (if they’re anything like me) are probably sighing and shaking their heads while they wonder what the rest of this season holds. Kansas State has always been a great competitor, but this season has already started to look very much like the second half of last season…minus Geno Smith. Which makes it a little worse. Mountaineers fans will never give up on their beloved team so here are some numbers from their fall to K-State.

This past game was one of the last give in which WVU was technically seen as the underdog. Since moving from the Big East to the Big 12, the competition has been much more difficult. In their 35-12 loss, Holgorsen has admitted that he has never dealt with this many new players before and that it has indeed been a challenge for him. WVU lost around 90% of their offense from last season, which is a huge deficit. Much to the dismay of all fans. TCU Coach Gary Patterson has given Dana Holgorsen the advice that once a team moves into the Big 12, it takes a few years to become familiar with each opponent. Surely, Mountaineers fans can be patient for another season or two. Right? Right?

At this point, many people are wondering if head coach Dana Holgorsen is the right man for the job at West Virginia. Which leads me to ask you all…

Is Dana Holgorsen the right man for the job at West Virginia?

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It’s not secret that Holgorsen is frustrated with the teams performance lately. Does this mean he is slowly giving up? Does he need a break? Does he need fired? Who knows. What we do know is that he does have it in him to lead our team to victory once more. I think a huge factor that hasn’t been considered much is that WVU has received several new coaches for this season. Also, has anyone looked at the scouts information? These are all things to consider before putting the entire blame on Holgorsen, even though he is the head honcho in the spotlight for WVU.

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