Whether you believe it or not, Dana Holgorsen accumulated what was one of the more successful careers a head coach has ever had at WVU. Holgorsen left Morgantown after helping the Mountaineers set virtually every offensive record in the school’s history, and compiling an amount of wins that ranks him among the best. The now Houston Cougars Head Coach may now be one of the most polarizing figures in the state of West Virginia, but the question can be asked if he will ever be placed in the WVU Hall of Fame? There is no definitive answer, but it is certainly a possibility.
For his WVU career, Holgorsen finished his stint with 61 wins, placing him second on the Mountaineers’ all-time list behind only the great Don Nehlen. To accompany that, his offenses were responsible for setting virtually every school passing record. It was also his offense that currently holds the all-time record for points in a bowl game with 70. To top it all off, Holgorsen’s eight seasons in Morgantown is actually one of the longer stints a head coach at WVU has ever had.
One coach that left WVU for another job that has recently been placed in the WVU Hall of Fame is former Florida State Head Coach Bobby Bowden. Unlike Holgorsen, Bowden was only with the Mountaineers for six seasons as compared to eight, and only accumulated 42 wins during his time. Both of these achievements were sufficient enough to garner Bowden a spot in the WVU Hall of Fame. With that being said, shouldn’t Holgorsen’s achievements do the same since he surpassed Bowden in every category?
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