"So whatever our expectations are with our players as far as preparing every week and going to the game and playing their best, I highly encourage our students and our support to take the same approach. You only get seven opportunities a year. 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 or managers or trainers. They were out there. So why did we have 20,000 people less at this one than we did last week?"
How true coach, how true. BUT, it was a miserable, cold rainy day in Morgantown, West Virginia, last Saturday. When you are expected to win, and win big, why not watch from your warm, dry apartment? Here in Pittsburgh, which is very close to Morgantown, the weather can be a real bummer. Tailgating before a big game is exciting, and to pass it up because it is too cold or snowing is never a viable option. Maybe Holgorsen was spoiled by having 62,000 people show up for the LSU game. It was the largest crowd seen at WVU since 2003 against Pitt.