Left tackle Quinton Spain is the only offensive player who started the past two games against the Terrapins.
While Holgorsen won't remove the blame he's placed on himself and place it on his players, his former boss can't help but say the roster matters.
The Mountaineers play host to No. 11 Oklahoma State (3-0) at noon Saturday. The game at Mountaineer Field will be televised by ESPN.
"Personnel is a big issue," said Coach Mike Gundy. "I know that people like to look to other areas to make a difference, but we're all only as good as the players we recruit or coach. Any time there's rollover involved, particularly at the quarterback spot, that makes a difference bringing players along."
Gundy, who started three quarterbacks last season and two already this season, hired Holgorsen as his offensive coordinator in 2010. The Cowboys had Brandon Weeden as their quarterback in 2010-11.
"The schemes, the plays and the sets are very similar to what he's done in the past," Gundy said.
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WVU's Sept. 28 game at No. 19 Baylor (3-0) will be televised by Fox Sports 1. The Bears lead the nation in total offense and scoring offense.
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Oklahoma State has already played Mississippi State in Houston in a neutral site game and Texas-San Antonio in a true road game. The Cowboys also closed the 2012 regular season with back-to-back road games against Baylor and Oklahoma before traveling again for a bowl win against Purdue.
This is the school's first trip to WVU, but Gundy's third. He was a visitor in 1998 and 2000 when he was the Maryland receivers coach from 1997-2000. The Terrapins lost both road games.
"It's a difficult road trip for us," Gundy said. "You're talking about a 21/2 hour, 2 hour, 45 minute flight over. You land in Pittsburgh and you're 45 minutes away form the hotel and an hour away (from the stadium) on game day. There are challenges, but everyone in our league who has to travel over there has to deal with the same situation."
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