West Virginia, which has a 9-4 record against current Big 12 members it has played, comes into the league with 4,000-yard passer Geno Smith. He is the Big 12 preseason Offensive Player of the Year. His 337 yards passing per game last season would have ranked third in the league behind only Weeden and Oklahoma senior Landry Jones.
"It sounds like everybody in the room thinks that we're pretty good, or that Geno is pretty good," Holgorsen said. "It's a compliment to Geno. ... He progressed and he's got a chance to be pretty good."
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