Dana Holgorsen is turning over a new leaf. Or so he says.
The West Virginia head football coach has hired his old pal Jake Spavital to be the new offensive coordinator in Morgantown, and claims as a result, he’s going to take a more relaxed approach.
Hoglorsen told SiriusXM on Wednesday, “Letting him [Spavital] call the plays, which allows me to do this other head coaching stuff, it’s been interesting. I’m a little bit more relaxed now. You probably won’t see me going crazy on the sidelines as much. I’ve been looking forward to it, and it’s working out.”
The head coach went on to say spring ball has been more laid back for him, adding, “I’m going to be cool, calm and collected. I’m not going to raise any hell whatsoever. I’ve been a referee all spring. I’ve put myself in their shoes. I know what they’re going through. I know the rules a bit better now, and those guys are becoming my best friends on the field. We’ll see if I hold true to all that.”
So with Holgorsen taking a more CEO-style approach, the West Virginia sidelines might have a much more different feel to them.
But for some sneaky reason, I’m not totally buying it. You’re telling me on the first obvious missed downfield holding call, Holgorsen isn’t going to revert back to his traditional self? Of course he is! But that’s part of what makes him who he is.
Dana Holgorsen has a fiery sideline demeanor. Now don’t get me wrong, there are times when maybe he’s gotten more worked up than he should or than some in the West Virginia University administration would like, but hell, this is the guy you hired. He’s winning games, and he’s not out there being a total dick to players like the Bo Pelini’s of the world during his time at Nebraska.
Holgorsen saves most of his energy for the officials, which traditionally is well deserved. Find me another conference that has a Twitter account of 25,000+ followers mocking its officials. Only the Big 12!
The only way I could see the West Virginia head coach settling down on the sidelines is if he cuts the Red Bull out of his diet. But considering it was just 2 years ago he was double fisting them at Big 12 media days, I’ll have to see it to believe it.
— Nate Feken (@TheGreat_Nate) July 20, 2015
Or maybe just get rid of the Red Bull fridge on the sidelines? Not sure if that thing is still around.
More from the WVU sidelines today… pic.twitter.com/3b2X908mV9
— Jed Drenning (@TheSignalCaller) October 12, 2014
Ya know what though, screw it.
Dana Holgorsen needs to be the grown ass man that he is on the sidelines. Don’t let these officials off the hook! Give ’em hell! It won you 10 games last season, why mess with success?!
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