The Times West Virginian


September 18, 2013

HERTZEL COLUMN- Maryland’s dynamic WR Diggs reminds Holgorsen of Austin


FAIRMONT — oooooo

Holgorsen says he enjoys the idea of playing in M&T Bank Stadium, the home of the Baltimore Ravens, as a neutral site, even though it is located in the state of Maryland.

Considering how close it is to the eastern side of West Virginia and that it is a pro stadium with all the extras that it brings, he expects a lot more Mountaineer fans than if the game was played at Maryland.

There will be more “Mountaineer energy” in the stadium is the way he put it.


Speed is everything in the college game and, according to Holgorsen, it is where quarterback Ford Childress has to step up.

“He needs to improve his sense of urgency,” is the term Holgorsen used. “The speed of the game will increase and he is going to have to make his reads quicker.”


After missing last week’s game, injured linebackers Doug Rigg and Jared Barber are expected to move forward and play against Maryland.


Cornerback Brodrick Jenkins, a starter last season who lost his job this year, is no longer with the Mountaineers. No reason was given.

Terrell Chestnut was promoted into the backup job that Jenkins had held while freshman Daryl Worley has been made the nickel back.

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