Holgorsen Rips WVU Fans (Video)

October 4, 2011
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Earlier today, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen stood in front of the media for another press conference. He spoke about the Bowling Green game, and the upcoming game with Connecticut this week. Another topic that he had plenty to say about was the poor attendance at the Bowling Green game last week.

“The funny part about it is we were all talking two weeks ago about how much of a difference the fans and the crowd make to the LSU people,” said Holgorsen. “Well, LSU played well in front of 62,000 of our people and they turned around and went home and played a 1-4 Kentucky team at noon and had 95,000 people there.”

“You want to talk about an elite program that’s one,” said Holgorsen. “I don’t know about this place.”

If you talk to West Virginia fans, they will all give you a number of different excuses, but Holgorsen isn’t buying any of them.

“You only get seven opportunities a year,” said an annoyed Holgorsen. “What’s so hard about it? Is it too cold? It wasn’t too cold for our players. It wasn’t too cold for our coaches, managers or trainers. They were out there. So why did we have 20,000 less people than we had last week?”

“All I heard about was how much this meant to everybody across the state of West Virginia and this was the NFL team here in town and we’re going to be there to support you. Having 40,000 people at a game isn’t doing that.”

Holgorsen says this is a problem that needs to be fixed, and I agree. We always talk about how passionate our fanbase is, but so many times we fail to prove it. It shouldn’t matter who we are playing, or what the weather is like. We go to the games to see our Mountaineers, not the opponent.

I’m challenging you, Mountaineer Nation. Students, get out of bed and go to the games! College years are some of the best years of your lives, and WVU football games are a big part of that! Season ticket holders, quit wasting your money. If you buy season tickets, either go to the game or give your tickets to someone else who can/wants to. Show the same enthusiasm for a conference matchup with UConn as you would for a primetime game with LSU. The coaches and players deserve it!

During all this conference expansion talk, one thing that always comes up about WVU is the die-hard fanbase. Let’s prove that we’re not all talk! Get out and support the Old Gold and Blue!

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Video of the Dana Holgorsen Press Conference:

Check Part 2 to hear what he had to say about the lack of attendance last week

Part 1

Part 2

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3 Responses to Holgorsen Rips WVU Fans (Video)

  1. David hawkinberry on October 4, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    I would love to come to games but I work every Saturday for the Dept Of Homeland Security trying to keep this nation safe. And if I do take the day off if I pay for myself and two sons girlfriend and eat it is just not affordable. I feel like I’m attacked by not going to a game. Let these coaches live and support their family on what I make. I love the mountaineers and support them. I do understand where coach is coming from but I hope you understand my position too. Thanks

  2. All Eers on October 4, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Obviously some people have to work or have other obligations that come before WVU football. That’s fine. Doesn’t change the fact that there are a lot of students who just have to walk to the stadium or jump on the PRT and get to the game. There are a lot of people with tickets and free time that don’t go to the games because they just dont feel like it. Those are the ppl I’m calling out, and I’m sure the same can be said for Holgorsen.

  3. Bob D on October 17, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Sorry I didn’t respond in a more timely manner, but I just came upon this article. I completely agree with Coach Holgorsen. We drive over 500 miles to be there and we’re making 5 of the 7 games this year. We drive down on Fri and return home on Sun. It’s my son’s last year and he has been to every home game since the first in his freshman year. My wife and I have season’s tickets and average close to 5 games every year not including 2 away games at UConn, 1 at Syracuse and 2 Bowl games. If we can’t make it, we make sure they get used. We were at the BGSU game and yeah it was cold but we dressed warm and had a great time. It’s fun to go to a game that’s a little less intense because the atmosphere is relaxed and we were glad to make it for homecoming alone. My Alma Mater, a D-3 in college sports doesn’t have anything like it. You have a great band too. We appreciate all this and realize how lucky we are to be a part of it. If you can get to a game, go to it, show your pride and gratitude for being in a great school.
    PS We’re keeping the season’s tickets and plan to keep making the trek for many years to come. No trouble at all, if you’re a Mountaineer.

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