Dana Holgorsen is probably still reeling from the WVU football team’s loss to Utah in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
On the sidelines, Holgorsen was visibly upset on numerous occasions and was caught on video throwing his headset on the ground. Actually, that’s typical Holgorsen. He is seen fuming on many occasions during games, win or lose.
He will have to conduct himself more properly in a few days when he serves as an analyst for ESPN’s MegaCast Production of the College Football Playoff. According to a release, the MegaCast will provide unique analysis and camera angles for the games.
Dana Holgorsen will be representing the WVU football team along with several other coaches from big-name schools. The other coaches are Syracuse’s Dino Babers, Bret Bielema (formerly of Arkansas), North Carolina’s Larry Fedora, Mississippi’s Matt Luke and TCU’s Gary Patterson. Last year, the lone representative from the Big 12 was new Baylor head coach Matt Rhule. This is the second time Babers has been on the set.
This is the fifth year that ESPN has brought in a roomful of college coaches to breakdown the games. Of course, these coaches were hoping that they would be a part of the playoff. It’s a unique opportunity for them to discuss plays and breakdown material without having the stress of actually being in the middle of the action on the field.
In a story by USAToday, ESPN’s MegaCast was widely acclaimed. The knowledge these coaches have is immense and way more than the viewing audience has put together. Some fans don’t realize that Division I coaches have been living and breathing football for more than half of their lives. Coaches, including Dana Holgorsen, have forgotten more about football than the average fan will ever know.
"We can’t even begin to understand how much these guys know about the sport. They don’t miss a thing. The offense is tipping a play with its formation? They’ll point it out. A defensive player is out of position before the snap? You’ll hear about it right away."
This is a huge plus for Holgorsen and the WVU football team. It gives an inside look into the coach’s mind and it’s fun to hear what they are thinking out loud. Plus, it could be a big recruiting boost. It’s not often that a high school player could say his future coach was talking on television during the national championship.
Fans who are critical of Holgorsen should make it a point to turn into the MegaCast production. Not only will it be good for college football, it will also be good for the Mountaineers.