Holgo: The good stuff is just getting started
- Published: Friday, 29 June 2012 16:12
- by Doug Samuels
With West Virginia's addition to the Big 12 becoming official on Sunday, Dana Holgorsen is convinced that there are many good things to come, and we're just seeing the tip of the iceberg.
The conference money in the Big 12 will be better which will lead to upgrades in facilities, and the exposure on Saturday nights will also get even better which will lead to better recruiting. It all goes hand in hand.
“There’s no doubt from when I was here a year ago to where we’re at now that a lot has happened, a lot of positive things have happened and a lot of positive things are going to happen. It’s going to continue to get better and better. We’re obviously in a good spot and the more we’re in the Big 12, the more money that comes in and the more support that’s here, the better it’s going to get.”
“I get asked all the time if the Big 12 has helped in recruiting. It hasn’t helped yet, but once we play a season and fix a lot of things from a facility standpoint and our kids can actually turn on the TV on a Saturday night on FOX and see a huge production of West Virginia against Baylor, I think that will grab people’s attention. It will get better and better, but it’s going to take a little bit of time.”
With off season rumors of a black uniform getting added to the mix in 2012, Holgo admitted that the staff and the team took a long look at some black alternates, but settled on an all gray alternate instead.
“A lot of people out there wanted the black uniform. We looked at it, but it just didn’t flow very well. We felt like the gray was neutral enough to where it would flow and the response I think has been very good. And the players like it, they feel good so they better play good.”
Taking a look at yesterday's official release of the gray on gray look, we'd have to agree. Pretty sharp looking.