CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen has some catching up to do with his staff before he can start building his team for next fall.
With time winding down until spring practice begins on Sunday, Holgorsen still must hire a running backs coach, a position that opened up last week. Four other assistants have been with the Mountaineers less than two months.
The recent hires include cornerbacks coach Brian Mitchell, safeties coach Tony Gibson, receivers coach Lonnie Galloway, and Ron Crook on the offensive line.
Holgorsen's work already is piled up as the Mountaineers embark on the post-Geno Smith era. Holgorsen not only has to find some new playmakers on offense, he'll look to fix a defense that allowed a school record for points in a disappointing 7-6 season.