Last week, Coach Tony Dews left West Virginia to take a coaching position with NFL team Tennessee Titans. While this is certainly an excellent opportunity for Dews, it does leave a coaching void that needs to be filled. As of midday Thursday, it looks like Coach Holgorsen and his staff are closer to filling that void.
Coach Holgorsen and staff are looking toward Toledo’s Marquel Blackwell as West Virginia’s new running backs coach. Blackwell has been with Toledo for the last two seasons, aiding the Rockets in coaching two top MAC conference rushing champions.
Blackwell is a South Florida alum and will hopefully help the coaching staff with recruiting the state of Florida, a once hot-spot for Mountaineer football. Spring football is a mere few weeks and Mountaineers fans will be eager to see what the football season holds.