West Va. signs its next coach

December 16, 2010

Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen has been hired for the same position at West Virginia next season, and the Mountaineers said they plan to make him head coach in 2012.

In the deal announced Wednesday, Holgorsen will replace Jeff Mullen as offensive coordinator and become "head coach in waiting" in 2011.

In 2012, he will replace Bill Stewart, who will take an administrative role after the 2011 season.

Holgorsen will be paid $800,000 in 2011 and that will increase to $1.4 million, plus incentives, in 2012. He made $360,000 at Oklahoma State this season.

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