While it’s hard to understand the context of the comment, Texas linebacker Breckyn Hager had a “hot take” about what makes playing in Morgantown so difficult.
I asked Breckyn Hager what made West Virginia such a tough venue for visiting teams. “Because it’s a bunch hillbillies drinking moonshine.”
— Cedric Golden (@CedGolden) November 15, 2017
I’m sure it was said in a tongue and cheek manner, but either way, probably not the kind of bulletin board material Hager wants to provide the Mountaineers with his Longhorns looking for a win one of the next two weeks to become bowl eligible. Also, as someone who went to Morgantown last year to take in a game and wrote extensively about the trip, I can tell you there’s no more trash there than any other college football game. There’s some, but the majority are stand-up and hardworking folks.
However, the responses from some Mountaineers fans was pretty priceless. Here were the best ones. I love how some fans weren’t even offended. West Virginia fans are pretty great and these responses just confirmed that.
Good sound bite. I guess what what makes Texas so easy to play at is all the empty seats. The entitlement and the yearly underachievement
— Dillon Hamilton (@Dillon77) November 15, 2017
I’m a proud hillbilly that is in no way shape or form offended by this. https://t.co/v5ULApQQai
— HowBoutThemEERS (@WVHallBilly) November 15, 2017
— Jesse Riding (@Jesser098) November 15, 2017
THIS dude wants to start trading insults???? Really??? pic.twitter.com/bsrFJo4H4V
— syd (@SydneyCarton1) November 15, 2017
— Christine (@cnpawelczyk) November 15, 2017