COLLEGE PARK, MD - SEPTEMBER 17: Head coach Dana Holgorsen of the West Virginia Mountaineers celebrates after the Mountaineers scored against the Maryland Terrapins during the first half at Byrd Stadium on September 17, 2011 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
West Virginia and head football coach Dana Holgorsen have agreed to a contract extension, according to a report from CBS.
West Virginia starts life in the Big 12 this season, and it looks like the conference will be seeing Dana Holgorsen at the helm for the Mountaineers for a long time. Holgorsen and West Virginia have agreed to a contract extension that will keep the head coach there through 2017, according to Bruce Feldman of CBS.
West Virginia & Dana Holgorsen are set on a new contract extension that'll run thru the 2017 season, sources tell CBS.— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) August 8, 2012
Holgorsen made his debut as the West Virginia head coach in 2011. He led the team to a 10-3 record and gutted Clemson with a 70-33 BCS bowl win last year with his high flying style of offense. Under his leadership, the Mountaineers are already seen as contenders in their new conference.
SB Nation's Bill Connelly has an in-depth preview of West Virginia's 2012 season here.
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