MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — The West Virginia Mountaineers (4-1, 2-0) travel to Houston, Texas to meet the Houston Cougars (2-3, 0-2) this Thursday night at 7:00PM on ESPN. Today, former West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen, who is now the head coach at Houston, spoke to the media and discussed his time in Morgantown.
“I really enjoyed my time at West Virginia, there’s no question about it,” Holgorsen said. “There’s lots of really, really good people there, and I know some of them are coming out to watch the game. They will travel well and they’ve got a great fanbase. Mountaineer nation is alive and well, and they are playing well and they have tremendous support. IT should make for an exciting game, but at the end of the day, it’s about me doing my job and getting my team ready to play.”
When asked about this year’s West Virginia team, Holgorsen said the following: “They’re one of the nation’s leaders in time of possession and they try to limit possessions, that’s how they play. They’re really good on defense and most of their games have been low scoring games and short games. They’re really, really good at blocking and tackling. They don’t miss a lot of tackles.”
Holgorsen ended his press conference by talking about Dale Wolfley, who recently passed away. “My condolences to Dale Wolfley’s family,” Holgorsen added. “Wolfman was on my staff and he was a great player there. He’s going to be missed. I coached two of his kids, so it means a lot to me. I’m sure he was going to be here and I just wanted to send my condolences to Mountaineer nation.”