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West Virginia first-year coach Dana Holgorsen only has to look at the tape of last year's game to realize no rousing speeches will be necessary before the Mountaineers play Connecticut on Saturday.
The turnover-filled overtime loss ended the Mountaineers' BCS hopes, and reliving the pain was all the nudging the players needed this time around.
Heading into their Big East opener, things are different for No. 16 West Virginia (4-1) and Connecticut (2-3).
West Virginia is outscoring opponents nearly 2-1 and the Mountaineers are keeping the mistakes to a minimum.
The Huskies are a year removed from their Fiesta Bowl appearance but have losses to non-BCS schools Fordham and Western Michigan under first-year coach Paul Pasqualoni.
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For a coach from the southwestern United States you would think to Dana Holgorsen stepping around a cow pie would be second nature. During Tuesday’s weekly press conference, Holgorsen stepped right in the middle of one.
Ironically, Holgorsen is responsible for the pie to begin with, Holgorsen needs to clean his boots sooner rather than later.
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HOLGORSEN ENJOYING THE WEATHER…sparsely attended football games and a head coach who is clearly pissed off about it and throws the entire fan base under the bus.(Hey, coach , the WVU fan base isn’t gonna fit under the bus ‘cause the Fridge is already under there…)West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen called out WVU fans for the sparse crowd at last Saturday...
UConn's opponent Saturday, Big East rival and 16th-ranked West Virginia, might be 20.5-point favorites, but that doesn't mean they're taking the Huskies lightly. That's what happened a year ago and the Mountaineers ended up losing, helping UConn to the Big East title and a BCS Bowl bid.
“Our guys wanted that to happen (go to a BCS bowl) last year and it didn’t...
The results of WVU's Big East Conference opener, a 43-16 win over UConn, were remarkably similar to many of the Mountaineers' non-conference games: a slow start and an explosive second half. Not coincidentally, Dana Holgorsen's comments were repeats of previous weeks, saying his team -- including the head coach -- needs to stop pressing and trust the system throughout.