West Virginia looks to challenge yet another of the Big 12's title contenders in No. 5 TCU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The focus and intensity remains for West Virginia. What has to be bettered, according to head coach Dana Holgorsen, are aspects of execution.

Such is the story as West Virginia prepares for its fourth consecutive contest against a Top 20 opponent, this time against among the conference favorites in TCU. Calling quarterback Trevone Boykin perhaps the best player in the nation, Holgorsen detailed how Gary Patterson has built the Horned Frogs' program to elite status with solid depth and the talent to compete not just for a conference crown, but potential playoff sot as well. Holgorsen also discussed Patterson's defense, specifically the front four, and how TCU's offense varies from that of Baylor.

Holgorsen also dissected containing the run game, the obvious issues with BU's Seth Russell and how to avoid similar run-based troubles in this game, the off week progression of WVU's offense, and the comfort level of Skyler Howard and the relation to a more healed offensive line after Tyler Orlosky and Yodny Cajuste took nearly a week off. Holgorsen also spoke about in-game adjustments, playing through defensive injuries to Terrell Chestnut and Karl Joseph and how to offset a defensive front with technique and far better pass protection in an effort to better protect the quarterback a avoid a situation like the Mountaineers had last year with Clint Trickett.


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