Dana Holgorsen is a bit of a rarity, Ivan Maisel explains in a piece on the West Virginia coach and Stanford coach David Shaw that just hit ESPN.com:
First, some perspective on this career-defining achievement for both coaches: Only 31 of the 120 active FBS head coaches have taken a team to a BCS bowl. Joining Shaw and Holgorsen as the newest members of the club is Brady Hoke of Michigan. Though he is in his first season with the Wolverines, Hoke is in his ninth season as a head coach.
Before this season, only five first-year head coaches led their teams to the BCS in its 13-year history. Only once did two do so in the same season 2001, when Larry Coker took Miami to the Rose Bowl presented by AT&T and the BCS championship, while Ralph Friedgen took Maryland to the FedEx Orange Bowl.
To view the entire story, click here. I will have more on Holgorsen and his wild first year later this week.