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WVU Coach Dana Holgorsen On Big 12: 'We Have As Good A Chance As Anybody Else'

West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen says he isn't intimidated about the Mountaineers transition from the Big East to the Big 12.

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"We have as good a chance to win it as anybody else" ...

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"Coming from four different teams in five years, I've transitioned a lot. I don't think here is any different." Holgorsen said. "Going from Big 12 to Conference USA, then Conference USA to Big 12, then Big 12 to Big East, and now Big East to Big 12."

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"This team looks at three BCS trophies every day, so they view themselves as a team that can play against anybody," he said, "and if you look at who they’ve beat in those BCS games, three in the last six years, those teams are pretty good."

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WVU's new conference will be a much greater challenge than the Big East was, but with a big-time offense led by Geno Smith, it's fair for Holgorsen to be confident ... or, at least, not scared. They'll just have to play a few extra big games each year, and as Holgorsen implies elsewhere in the article, recent bowl matchups, along with occasional regular-season matchups against big-time programs against LSU, will serve WVU well.

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