Morgantown, West Virginia – When West Virginia hired Kirk Ciarrocca as an offensive analyst, it was an under the radar huge hiring.
Ciarrocca was the former offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Penn State, and served as the same positions at Minnesota for three years prior to that.
In 2019, Minnesota won 10 games and his offense finished 3rd in school history in scoring offense and 2nd in passing offense. Ciarrocca was selected as a semifinalist for the Broyles Award, signifying the top assistant coach in the nation.
Ciarrocca is one of the most experienced and respected offensive minds in college football, and he just so happened to be on the sidelines of West Virginia’s impressive 29-17 win over TCU.
Although West Virginia hasn’t made any official, formal announcement about Ciarrocca being promoted to offensive coordinator, one has to wonder if Ciarrocca has been given more control of the offense behind the scenes.
Ciarrocca, who has not been on West Virginia’s sidelines on any of the previous six games, was seen multiple times on television standing next to Neal Brown and appeared to be very involved in the play-calling process.
There was something very different about the West Virginia offense against TCU and the best possible explanation would be Kirk Ciarrocca having a greater input on the play-calling duties, or entirely taking over as the offensive coordinator of the Mountaineers.