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West Virginia confirms hiring of Dana Holgorsen

West Virginia confirmed on Wednesday that Dana Holgorsen will join the coaching staff as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2011 and then become head coach in 2012.

Holgorsen was Oklahoma State's offensive coordinator this season. He has also served as offensive coordinator at Houston and Texas Tech.

Oklahoma State is currently first in the nation in total offense, averaging 537.58 yards per game.

Current head coach Bill Stewart has led the Mountaineers to a 9-3 record and berth in the Champs Sports Bowl this season. Stewart is in his third season as West Virginia's head coach. He succeeded Rich Rodriguez.

According to the press release on West Virginia's website, Stewart will remain at West Virginia after the 2011 season in an administrative role.

“I think the transition year for coach Holgorsen will be very beneficial to the football program, and the opportunity to learn from coach Bill Stewart should not be underestimated,” West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck said in a statement. “Coach Holgorsen is one of the top coaches in college football. His success at Texas Tech, Houston and Oklahoma State speaks for itself."

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