MIAMI -- With his team gathered again on location for the Orange Bowl, West Virginia Coach Dana Holgorsen has the tricky task of manufacturing focus amid all the distractions.
The guy who never seems worried, and mostly because he likes to control the variables, said upon arrival Thursday he is concerned.
"A little bit," said Holgorsen, who owns the school record for regular-season wins in a WVU coach's inaugural season. "You have any ideas?"
Holgorsen will seek the school mark for first-year wins when the Mountaineers (9-3) meet No. 14 Clemson (10-3) at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at Sun Life Stadium.
In preparation for that task, the rookie head coach has some plans in place.
WVU (9-3) will have a strict curfew each night and one that will vary depending on how late the team is out for practice or bowl functions.
"I will be more than happy to send somebody home," he said.
Virginia Tech kicker Tyler Weiss, who became the starter when the kicker in front of him was arrested and suspended last week, missed curfew at the Sugar Bowl Wednesday and was sent home. WVU is staying at the swank Fontainbleau and Miami Beach has as many pitfalls as does New Orleans.
"We'll let them enjoy the activities the bowl game puts in front of us," Holgorsen said. "There are specific things that are going to be readily accessible for them to do and probably some things that are not readily available for them to do. The trickiest thing with these guys is knowing what's right and knowing what's wrong and making sure they follow the rules."
WVU's coaching staff has a combined 98 bowl games to their names. Holgorsen said it wasn't hard to come up with a schedule for the trip.
"We understand how to balance it," he said. "This entire coaching staff got together and talked about what's important. All those guys understand how to win bowl games. We're going to let them have fun with it, but we've got to get some sort of routine to where we get a good week of game practice."
The Mountaineers will practice four times at Barry University, beginning this afternoon. They'll have a beach party at their hotel Saturday, a team dinner at the Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chao Sunday and visit the Baptist Children's Hospital Monday. They also have interviews before practice today and Sunday and at the Harbor Beach Marriot Resort & Spa Saturday and Monday.
"We'll go get them settled at the hotel and give them their itineraries and make sure they understand they need to be where they're supposed to be when we tell them to be there," Holgorsen said. "We want them to enjoy this week. This is a reward -- and a big one -- and we want them to enjoy it, but we also want them to understand when it's time to get to football, it's time to get to football."
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THE BCS IS 14 years old and Holgorsen is just one of seven coaches to take his team to the BCS in his first season overall as a head coach. This season, Stanford's David Shaw did the same as he led the Cardinal to the Fiesta Bowl.