Dana Holgorsen Talks About WVU

Former WVU and current Houston Head Coach Dana Holgorsen spoke at Big 12 Media Days today.


Arlington, TX – The first half of the coaches in the Big 12 spoke at the conference’s Media Days today. Dana Holgorsen, current Houston and former WVU head coach, had his opportunity to speak about his new team in their first year in the conference.

One of the many topics at the front of everyone’s mind was Houston’s October 12th home matchup against West Virginia, and how Holgorsen is feeling about playing his former team.

Ryan Decker of Gold and Blue Nation asked Holgorsen what it will be like to take on the Mountaineers on the opposing sideline. Here is what he had to say:


“I’ve known Neal for a long time. So, it’ll be OK. And then you tee it up and then you really don’t give a crap of who you’re playing. All those things go out the door when you tee it up.”

One could certainly tell by the looks on Holgorsen’s face that there is history there. Despite this, Holgorsen chose to kept it cool and be respectful in his answer. He did not choose to make it about the school, but instead the coach who he will be going up against in Neal Brown.

With both of them coming from the Hal Mumme coaching tree, they have surely crossed paths at one time or another. For Holgorsen to simply keep it about their relationship and not the school, it shows that he still does have a lot of respect for the Mountaineer program.

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