CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Dana Holgorsen is familiar with Big 12 country, having spent time under Mike Gundy at Oklahoma State and Mike Leach at Texas Tech.
As West Virginia's second-year coach, Holgorsen now gets to introduce the conference to the Mountaineers, who along with TCU will be making their debuts this fall.
In many ways, no introductions will be necessary.
Some coaches, such as Texas' Mack Brown and Iowa State's Paul Rhoads, have a history with West Virginia going back to the days of longtime coach Don Nehlen.
With several reunions in store, Holgorsen said Monday during the Big 12 coaches' spring conference call there's an excitement about playing several potentially high-ranked opponents, especially at home. The Mountaineers have their offense intact from the team that beat Clemson 70-33 in the Orange Bowl.