Former Mountaineer Commits to Play For Dana Holgorsen

(Photo by WVU Athletics) 

West Virginia Tight End Mike O’Laughlin entered the NCAA Transfer Portal following the 2022 season. After having another year cut short by injury, the Illinois native felt that it was in his best interest to move on.

O’Laughlin, who caught 37 passes for 292 yards and one touchdown during his time with the Mountaineers, has found his new home.

According to his Instagram, Mike O’Laughlin will be transferring to play for Dana Holgorsen and the Houston Cougars.

With the Cougars set to join the Big 12, it is likely that O’Laughlin will go up against the Mountaineers in 2023. As if the matchup couldn’t be interesting enough given Holgorsen’s involvement, having a former Mountaineer player on the sideline will only add to the intrigue.

The 2023 Big 12 Football schedule is expected to release by the end of January.