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Dana Holgorsen believes West Virginia's future is very bright

Aug 30, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen watches his team against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the second quarter of the 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: RVR Photos-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 30, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen watches his team against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the second quarter of the 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: RVR Photos-USA TODAY Sports

It's every college football leader's job to essentially double as its spokesperson, and Dana Holgorsen is no exception to the rule. The West Virginia head coach is singing his team's praises for next year, though based on the Mountaineers' offensive outburst in the Cactus Bowl, he does have reason for optimism.

"We should be even better next year," Holgorsen told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Jack Magruder.

"We've got everybody coming back on offense."

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"It's about time it fell together," Howard told Magruder. "Our goal throughout the season was to get better each week on offense, keep improving each week. It finally started clicking. I think we had a complete game on offense."

Sometimes bowl performances can serve as a launching pad into the next season - just ask Clemson. Other times, they can be meaningless.

Time will tell which is the case for the Mountaineers.

(h/t ESPN)