Dana Holgorsen Sounds Off on WVU Fans
If you didn’t already know this about first-year West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen, he tends to speak his mind and doesn’t like to sugarcoat things.
Mountaineer fans found that out the hard way during Holgorsen’s Tuesday press conference, where he ripped the West Virginia fan base for its poor attendance of 46,600 vs. Bowling Green on Saturday for Homecoming, a 55-10 win for WVU.
“You only get seven opportunities a year,” Holgorsen said. “What’s so hard about it? It’s too cold? Wasn’t too cold for our players. Wasn’t too cold for our coaches or managers or trainers; they’re out there. So why did we have 20,000 people less at this one than we did last week?”
“The funny thing about it is we’re all talking two weeks ago about how much difference the fans and the crowd’s going to make to the LSU people. Well, LSU played well in front of 62,000 of our people and then turned around and went home and played a [Ed: 2-2] Kentucky team at noon and [they] have 95,000 people there. You want to talk about an elite program, that’s one of them. I don’t know about this place.”
While Holgorsen may have a point, we wouldn’t recommend a first-year head coach slamming his own fans after his fifth game at the school, especially when he’s reportedly already gotten himself thrown out of a casino and been destroyed at home by 26 points on national TV.
But hey, that’s just us.