In case you missed the news, it’s understandable.
Dana Holgorsen was introduced as the West Virginia head coach on Friday evening while you were out to dinner. Before your waiter even brought your appetizer to the table, the press conference was over. (Less than 14 minutes)
Holgorsen did have time to acknowledge, “This is the chance of a lifetime. I understand that.”
He explained, “I will say that nothing will change offensively, nothing will change defensively, nothing will change from a special teams standpoint. We’re going to go on as we were in the last practice of the spring.”
So what’s your message to the team going to be?
“Stay the course….nothing is changing,” said a typically relaxed Holgorsen. “The one thing that will be stressed everyday is unity. Everyone needs to be in this thing together. That’s from a player’s standpoint, coach’s standpoint, administrative standpoint, and fan’s standpoint.”
He added, “The West Virginia University football team is way bigger than me. It’s way bigger than any former coach, player, former player, any of that.”
“The timetable had been set in December, it’s just been accelerated a little bit.”
“We’ll be united as coaches, players, administrators, and fans to bring championships here to Morgantown. I look forward to many, many days to singing Country Roads through a whole bunch of wins here in the near future.”
West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck did not address much at all regarding Bill Stewart stepping down. He did blame the distractions of the last few weeks as the reason for asking for Stewart’s resignation.
Here is the press conference video: