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Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, 11:48 a.m.

In a much anticipated move, West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen announced Tuesday that Brian Mitchell is the team's new cornerbacks coach.

Mitchell, who served as East Carolina defensive coordinator the past three seasons, replaces Daron Roberts, who held the position for one year.

“Brian is an excellent addition to the West Virginia football staff and has a wealth of experience as a cornerbacks coach,” Holgorsen said in a statement. “He brings a lot of energy, is an aggressive recruiter, and I have seen him develop young players into great players.”

Holgorsen and Mitchell coached for two years together at Texas Tech under Mike Leach. With Mitchell as the cornerbacks coach, the Red Raiders led the Big 12 in pass defense in 2006 and ‘07.

In another move to upgrade the defense, Holgorsen is expected to hire former WVU and Pitt assistant Tony Gibson after releasing longtime defensive assistant Steve Dunlap.

WVU ranked No. 119 out of 120 teams in pass defense in 2012.

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