July 21, 2012

Wide receivers look to anchor offense in 2012

It is hard to argue against the overall production of West Virginia's wide receiving corps in the 2011 season. Led by juniors Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey, the Mountaineers as a whole would finish the season sixth overall in receiving yards per game, averaging around 347 yards. For a team with an offensive identity connected with big numbers, that is a quality start for the Dana Holgorsen era.

However, as fans have seen from his previous stops at Houston and Oklahoma State, players tend to see improvements in year two under Holgorsen. But while much of this improvement centers around the development of the quarterback, a deep Mountaineers receiving contingent will reap the benefits of year two.

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