West Virginia football: Dana Holgorsen looks to Red Bull to relieve stress

Holgorsen: 'Red Bull has been coming up a little bit more lately'

11/4/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

West Virginia received a much-needed win over TCU in overtime on Saturday evening and upped its record to 4-5 (2-4 Big 12), but has without doubt had its fair share of struggles this season. Blog Photo - West Virginia football: Dana Holgorsen looks to Red Bull to relieve stress

Dana Holgorsen, who is attempting to lead his program to a third straight bowl appearance in as many years while at the helm, said the stress level has been higher than normal in 2013—but Red Bull tends to help him cope.

“There is stress in our profession, but there's also stress in life," he said during Monday's teleconference. "...You’ve got to learn to deal with stress whether it’s in game week, in the office, dealing with your kids or family. Stress is going to exist; you got to learn to do with it. At this point Red Bull has been coming up a little bit more lately, but I’ll deal with that as I feel like it as I need to.”

Yeah, I can definitely picture Holgorsen locking himself in a closet with a four-pack of Red Bull while watching film on late nights. It just seems right.

Whether the controversial energy drink gives him wings or not is unclear, but it certainly hasn't had much effect on the Mountaineers' lacking offense this season.

West Virginia currently ranks 94th in the country in points scored (23.7 per game)—an incredible 60.0 percent decrease in offensive production since Geno Smith left campus. Three different quarterbacks have combined for 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions through nine games, whereas Smith had 31 passing scores and just three picks this point.

But hey, at least the defense has improved a little bit. It has only allowed 34 points or more in four games, compared to seven through nine games in 2012.

Here's a tribute to Holgorsen on game days (preferably at the 1:05 mark):




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