WVU Coach Dana Holgorsen was in Wheeling at a Mountaineer function Wednesday night and had more things to say about a team he doesn’t play. From the Wheeling Intelligencer story …
There’s 1.6 million people … actually, I think there’s 1.8 million -well, 200 of them don’t count cause they’re down in Huntington (referring to state-rival Marshall University and not the city itself) … so the 1.6 million people in the state is really what counts.
Now, I know I had it somewhere … left it in my pocket for just such an emergency … oh, here it is.
Now, the Intelligencer added what’s inside those parentheses, so we’re left to assume that’s what he meant. I’m not so sure. (And, just sayin’, the Huntington area counts enough for WVU AD Oliver Luck to hold a fundraiser there a couple weeks back.)
This is after Holgorsen used Marshall as an example of why there needs to be a Division 4 in college football.
Now, I know what this is, and you all know what this is. It’s just a football coach tweaking another fanbase. Steve Spurrier did it to Bobby Bowden when he called Florida State “Free Shoes University.” Urban Meyer took up that baton, calling FSU nothing but “that school out west,” and now calling Michigan “that school up north.” Thing about that is, FSU and Florida play each other annually. Same with Ohio State and Michigan. Marshall and WVU aren’t scheduled to play in football in the near — or right now, even the far — future.
So why tweak a team you don’t play? I’ve got nothin’ for ya. I’m gonna go back to watching practice. And if you see the hounds, they like getting scratched behind the ears.