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Hiring Dana Holgorsen 'the smartest coaching move' Mike Gundy has made

Current West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen was only with Oklahoma State for one season as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, but the success the Cowboys had during his short tenure was well worth it for OSU head coach Mike Gundy, who refers to hiring Holgorsen as "the smartest coaching move that I've made." "For me, it was a big move. We took a big chance," Gundy...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Holgorsen for Big 12 title game, thinks absence 'hurt' conference in 2014

In this week's Big 12 coaches teleconference, the conference's nine returning head coaches were asked to give their thoughts on the potential return of a conference title game, and West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen was one of its proponents. "I think it would be great," Holgorsen said. He added that despite the NCAA's recent action to give the Power 5 conferences autonomy, he prefers...
Via Fox Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Holgorsen clarifies comments on unfinished QB race

Dana Holgorsen had Morgantown buzzing over the weekend, when he said that Skyler Howard was the "clear-cut No. 1" in West Virginia's quarterback battle, which most perceived to signify that he'd been deemed WVU's 2015 starter. Howard may indeed end up starting West Virginia's 2015 season opener, but Holgorsen has since expanded on his comments, stressing that he won't quite yet commit...
Via Fox Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia Head Coach Dana Holgorsen Tabs Skyler Howard "Clear-cut" No. 1 Quarterback

On Saturday, the West Virginia University football team wrapped up its final open practice at The Greenbrier before the Gold-Blue game Saturday at...
Via Athlon Sports
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Skyler Howard is West Virginia’s ‘clear-cut’ No. 1 QB

The West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback competition has one player pulling away from the rest of his competitors. This weekend, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen told reporters that Skyler Howard is the team’s “clear-cut” No. 1. Howard leads the competition which also includes redshirt freshman William Crest, true freshman David Sills and another true freshman, Chris...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

WVU Redshirt-Senior Defensive Lineman Kyle Rose Arrested, Tased Over the Weekend for Incident at Local Bar

Whenever West Virginia defensive lineman Kyle Rose has to talk to Dana Holgorsen for behavior that resulted in him getting tased by local police and arrested it is not going to be a pretty conversation. He screwed up pretty big.You can't fault the cops for tasing him. Here they had a 6'4" 295 pound drunk guy that was being uncooperative and shoving other patrons around. They asked...
Via FatManWriting
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia Coach Dana Holgorsen Taking On More Responsibility in 2015

West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen announced this past Sunday the hiring of former Mountaineer graduate assistant Mark Scott as the new special...
Via Athlon Sports
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia Football: 2015 recruiting recap

The Mountaineers wrapped up one of the most promising recruiting classes in the Dana Holgorsen era Wednesday. While WVU lost two verbal commits at wide receiver in, Shaquery Wilson and Khalil Lewis, they were able to put together a nice group of prospects. The future is looking bright for West Virginia football after bringing in a solid nucleus of players. West Virginia is going...
Via isportsweb.com
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen Pull a Fast One on Texas A&M With Clint Trickett?

When West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen announced almost two weeks ago that Clint Trickett had been cleared to practice and would play in the Liberty Bowl against Texas A&M fans of the Mountaineers had to smile while Aggies everywhere cringed. Fast forward to the Friday before the game and now Trickett is out and retiring due to his history with concussions.Hmmm...Could...
Via FatManWriting
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

WVU QB Clint Trickett retires after five concussions in 14 months

West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett will not play in the Liberty Bowl against Texas A&M on Dec. 29, coach Dana Holgorsen said Friday. Trickett suffered a concussion on Nov. 20 against Kansas and was previously cleared to play in the bowl, but Skyler Howard will now step in as it appears Trickett made a decision that's best for his future. A senior, Trickett said he's suffered...
Via Fox Sports
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana Holgorsen and Jake Spavital’s epic twitter exchange

When Texas A&M and West Virginia were announced as Liberty Bowl opponents, you probably perked up a little bit with the thought of the points that would be put up on the score board. Another interesting sub plot is that Texas A&M offensive coordinator Jake Spavital came up under Dana Holgersen. After the game was announced, they had this epic twitter exchange… Got'em....
Via The Student Section
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana Holgorsen and Jake Spavital’s epic twitter exchange

When Texas A&M and West Virginia were announced as Liberty Bowl opponents, you probably perked up a little bit with the thought of the points that would be put up on the score board. Another interesting sub plot is that Texas A&M offensive coordinator Jake Spavital came up under Dana Holgersen. After the game was announced, they had this epic twitter exchange… Got'em....
Via Bloguin Best
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas A&M OC Jake Spavital Has a Few Words With His Former Boss Ahead of Liberty Bowl

Like them or not, the bowl match ups are set. As nice as it would have been to see Texas A&M and Texas do battle once again the Aggies are going to be taking on the West Virginia Mountaineers instead. While the banter and trash talk leading up to the game will not be nearly as good as it would have with the t-sips it is not going to be have bad either.Why? Because Texas A&...
Via FatManWriting
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

West Virginia, Texas A&M Coaches Engage In Entertaining Liberty Bowl Trash Talk

West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen and Texas A&M OC and QB coach Jake Spavital engaged in some entertaining Liberty Bowl trash talk on Twitter.
Via Gamedayr
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

TCU, Baylor clear Big 12 front-runners for playoff

Two weeks ago, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen starting preparing for a Baylor team that was coming off a wild comeback win over TCU. Last week, he flipped the script and examined that game as he and the Mountaineers prepped to play TCU. Which one is better? ''I'd hate to have to choose between them, so good luck to the (playoff) committee,'' Holgorsen said Monday. ''We've played...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WVU's Dana Holgorsen Hooks Up Students in 'Tent City' With Free Pizza

West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen has seen his popularity rise with each passing week as his football team continues to win games. Winning games will do that for the perception people have of you. Of course as quickly as one rises one can also fall.So to make sure his popularity continued to rise Holgorsen did something that always endears someone to college kids...
Via FatManWriting
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Police reportedly use tear gas to quell West Virginia celebrations (VIDEO)

West Virginia fans have a reputation for some of the craziest and most inflammatory celebrations of any fanbase in college football. So it was no surprise that  Mountaineer fans once again took to the streets of Morgantown— matches in hand — after their team's 41-27 upset over No. 4 Baylor by setting fire to couches and numerous other objects. And not long after, the images...
Via The Other Paper
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

WVU kicker makes perfect joke about coach after making game-winner

Kickers are always overlooked until something bad happens. We all know this, which is why it was funny in September when West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen acted like he hardly knew his kicker. When asked what he told Josh Lambert before he made a game-winning kick against Maryland, Holgorsen said, "I haven't talked to Josh Lambert since he got on campus." Everybody laughed...
Via Fox Sports
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

WVU Kicker Josh Lambert Jokes That Dana Holgorsen “Finally Talked To Him” After 55-Yard Game Winning Field Goal

West Virginia kicker Josh Lambert is not afraid of the big stage. On September 13, he nailed a 47-yarder to beat Maryland. Of course, that wasn’t enough to really get Dana Holgorsen’s attention. After the game, the Mountaineers head coach joked (we hope) that he had never spoken to his clutch special teamer. What did Holgorsen say to Lambert before game-winning kick? “I haven’t...
Via College Spun
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

West Virginia Players Engage in Impressive Locker Room WWE-Style Brawl

Last season was not a good one for the West Virginia Mountaineers. Goin in to this season expectations were not very high either, but with the way Clint Trickett and the rest of the team has been playing they've already surpassed expectations.It's clear that head coach Dana Holgorsen and his staff have put in some work with these kids and it is paying off.@SBNationGIF/TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bye week has WVU seeking improvements all around

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia fell flat late twice on a national stage over the first month of the season, and coach Dana Holgorsen wants to use a bye week to better position the Mountaineers for a solid run in the Big 12. Coming off a 45-33 loss to No. 4 Oklahoma, Holgorsen will work on some of the same problems that have plagued the Mountaineers for years - an up-tempo...
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana Holgorsen’s hair is out of control

Dana Holgorsen did a good job keeping his West Virginia Mountaineers competitive with Alabama before losing their season opener 33-23 on Saturday. One area where things weren’t quite as close for Holgorsen however, was the hair category. The guy lost that battle in a blowout. That dude’s hair started to wilt like a flower in […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

For West Virginia, positives in a negative

On Twitter @TheCoachBart The look on Dana Holgorsen’s face was like that of a guy suspecting his wife of cheating on him and then walking in on her after coming home from work early with a dozen roses and a bottle of Merlot. Time expired, and West Virginia lost to Alabama by 10. There are no moral victories in sports. Outwardly, you feel no better losing in a valiant effort than...
Via The Student Section
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

For West Virginia, positives in a negative

On Twitter @TheCoachBart The look on Dana Holgorsen’s face was like that of a guy suspecting his wife of cheating on him and then walking in on her after coming home from work early with a dozen roses and a bottle of Merlot. Time expired, and West Virginia lost to Alabama by 10. There are no moral victories in sports. Outwardly, you feel no better losing in a valiant effort than...
Via Bloguin Best
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

West Virginia QB Clint Trickett claims Nick Saban's daughter was the first girl he ever kissed.

Hail Saban! Dana Holgorsen and Clint Trickett. Via al.com.West Virginia starting quarterback Clint Trickett kissed a girl, and he liked it. (Presumably.) The bad news for Trickett, her daddy is coaching the team that he and his fellow West Virginia Mountaineer teammates will be facing on Saturday in Atlanta as part of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.Yes, Clint Trickett once kissed...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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