In Need of Depth, West Virginia Emails the Student Body
By Adam Kramer Aug. 10, 2011

Since taking over as the head coach of West Virginia earlier this year, Dana Holgorsen has jumped out of an airplane, further incorporated his dynamic offense and provided daily quotes that have kept the Morgantown (and national) media on their toes. Now, however, he’s reaching out to the entire student body via email to see if anyone is interested in joining the team.

With serious depth concerns – especially at the quarterback position – Holgo is looking for fresh bodies and arms to participate in practices leading up to and during the season. While starting quarterback Geno Smith is expected to have a big season, WVU lost some players during their turbulent offseason and have more recently been on the wrong side of a few injuries. In the process, depth at a variety of positions has become a concern.

This from the Charelston Gazette:

Those are the only two quarterbacks on the roster at the moment, and although recruiting a third or fourth – a mass e-mail has gone out to the student body looking for volunteers – is still on the table, that is merely for practice purposes.

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. In fact, West Virginia has recruited some excellent quarterbacks in the past few years, guys who had they remained in school – or in one case arrived at all – might now have the experience and the maturity to give Smith a lot of competition.

West Virginia will hold walk-on tryouts on August 22nd, which apparently is something they’ve been “aggressively marketing” given the circumstances. If I were at all talented, young again and a Morgantown student, this is something I’d be all over.