Did WVU coach Dana Holgorsen take shot at Kansas, Rutgers?
West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen has never been one to hold his tongue when a good opportunity to spout off presents itself, and he may or may not have found a way to take a swipe at two rival programs with one sentence on Tuesday.
Holgorsen was discussing his upcoming opponent, Kansas, with the media when a reporter asked for his thoughts on the Jayhawks having eight different players on their roster with an interception this season. The coach had a simple explanation for that.
“Those came from Rutgers,” he said, according to James Kratch of NJ.com.
A quote that began circulating around Twitter made Holgorsen sound a bit more ruthless:
Dana Holgorsen asked about Kansas having eight different defenders with interceptions. "That's the Rutgers factor." pic.twitter.com/wutVYyThJt
— Chris Anderson (@CMAnderson247) October 2, 2018
Kansas had three interceptions and six total turnovers against Rutgers earlier this year, so that’s what Holgorsen was referring to. However, as Kratch notes, he made the initial comment about Rutgers and then another person in the room said “the Rutgers factor,” and Holgorson merely agreed.
Either way, we wouldn’t be surprised if Kansas uses Holgorsen’s remark as bulletin board material heading into Saturday’s game. Heck, we’ve already seen one coach fabricate bulletin board material to motivate his team this year. The Jayhawks might want to do the same.