Looking for some prime time
When WVU moved to the Big 12, one of the reasons stated was that it would get more prime time network exposure.
To date that hasn’t happened and a lot of local businesses are not happy with the fact that three of the first four “home” games have featured one of them in Washington, D.C., a 4:30 p.m. opener against Marshall, and then a pair of noon games, including this Saturday’s matchup with Maryland and next Saturday’s historic Big 12 debut against Baylor.
Do not, however, count Holgorsen among those upset with the early starts.
“Not at all,” he said when asked about it.
“You have to play at some time, so we might as well get it over with,” he continued, almost trying to make a joke out of it. “We’re trying to play fast around here. What is a better way to start fast than playing early? As opposed to sitting around being lethargic, let’s just get up and play. Plus, we get to practice for the next week.”
He’ll have to excuse some of the tailgaters who may disagree.
Garrison still in limbo
Doesn’t sound like last year’s leading rusher, Dustin Garrison, out as he recovers from knee surgery just before the Orange Bowl, will be ready to play this week and with each passing week the chances of his redshirting grow.
“We’ll see how he does today,” Holgorsen said. “Each and every week we look to see if he’s getting stronger. He’s been practicing some, so we’ll see how he is and play him if we need him to play and if he is ready to play.
In his place Shawne Alston and Andrew Buie have offered a strong 1-2 punch.