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Changes Coming for WVU Offense

After Saturday's seven point performance against Oklahoma - the lowest point total since the arrival of Dana Holgorse in Morgantown - the West Virginia head coach said that there will be plenty of changes to the offense, at least as far as the passing game goes.

Trickett will see more time at quarterback this week, says Holgorsen.

"We will definitely shake things up on the offensive side of the ball as it pertains to our pass game," said Holgorsen Monday morning. "I'm not happy with where we're at. We need to be way more efficient than we have been."

Those changes begin with the quarterback.

"The quarterback reps will change (this week)," Holgorsen continued.

Junior quarterback Paul Millard won the job after preseason practice, even though junior transfer Clint Trickett had been running with the starting team during fall camp. Redshirt freshman Ford Childress was relegated to third string.

"We settled on Paul because we felt like he gave us the best chance to win the opener and to travel and win at OU," Holgorsen said today. "We told the other two guys at that point as well that they need to stay ready."

On Saturday, Millard completed only 21-of-41 passes with no touchdowns and one interception. Because of that - and the continued issues with communication with Trickett - Holgorsen says the competition for the starting job is wide open once again.

"I don't know when it's going to happen to the point that I feel good about somebody, they take the bull by the horns, they lead the team to victories and they look good doing it," he said. "So until that happens, I would assume that we're going to continue to play all three (quarterbacks)."

The changes won't stop at quarterback, though, says Holgorsen.

"I would anticipate some starting lineup changes with the receivers as well."


Dana Holgorsen had no comment when asked about the upcoming Sports Illustrated article that links assistant coach Joe DeForest to improprieties at Oklahoma State...... According to Holgorsen, "Doug (Rigg) is doing fine, thankfully." He said he received a "very, very minor concussion," is questionable for this weekend and will be evaluated each day this week by the staff

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