CHARLESTON, W.Va. —
Having to answer many questions on internal issues rather than focusing on the opponent has become commonplace for a team that’s fighting for bowl eligibility after starting the season 5-0.
Holgorsen said the Mountaineers remain frustrated yet motivated to rescue the season.
“You start to lean on some of your seniors at this point to finish the year strong,” Holgorsen said. “When you start getting a couple of losses on top of each other, then that challenge becomes a little bit greater.”
West Virginia’s morale took another hit when backup wide receiver Ivan McCartney left the team this week, following last week’s departure of backup wide receiver Travares Copeland.
“The guys that are here are guys that want to be here,” Buie said. “We just need to keep pushing and keep going forward. We’re not quitters.”