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Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes has quickly become the talk of the NFL. If you haven’t heard of him, chances are you have been living under a rock for the last five years.
What many don’t know, or simply fail to realize, is that this success has been carried over from college for Mahomes. Despite never playing in a bowl game at Texas Tech, the Texas native was consistently the nation’s leader in statistics.
Being a Red Raider meant Mahomes played in the Big 12. During his two years as a starter, the superstar signal-caller faced West Virginia twice, losing both matchups. Many attribute WVU‘s success against Mahomes to former Defensive Coordinator Tony Gibson.
Dana Holgorsen, who was head coach for the Mountaineers at the time, also sang Gibson’s praises for his work against Texas Tech recently on a radio show.
Sports Radio 810 WHB out of Kansas City.
"The longer that ball is in his hands, the more bad things are going to happen to us"
Dana Holgorsen talks to @J810Anderson about how his team was able to hold a 2-0 record against Patrick Mahomes in college 👀
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— Sports Radio 810 WHB (@SportsRadio810) March 31, 2023
Holgorsen stated that pressure was the key to WVU keeping Mahomes in check.
“The longer that ball is in his hands, the more bad things are going to happen to us.”
His point behind his strategy against Mahomes is proven right by his play in the NFL today. The longer he has to make a play, the better the play is for the Chiefs – same could be said for Texas Tech in 2015 and 2016.
Watch the interview with Holgorsen in the tweet linked above.