On Tuesday Texas defensive end Breckyn Hager said West Virginia is a tough place to play “because it’s a bunch of hillbillies drinking moonshine.” WVU Coach Dana Holgorsen came back with an epic response.
Holgorsen was on the On Second Thought podcast speaking with Austin American-Statesman’s Kirk Bohls and Cedric Bohls. Cedric just so happens to be the guy who asked Hager the question that sparked the moonshine response. Cedric took advantage of the situation and was sure to get Holgorsen to comment.
The response from Dana Holgorsen was incredible.
WVU's Dana Holgorsen tells "On Second Thought" podcast "Darn right I'm a hillbilly. And I've seen a bunch of hillbillies drinking in clear bottles, but I can't tell you what it is."
— Kirk Bohls (@kbohls) November 15, 2017
While Holgorsen isn’t from West Virginia, he’s been there long enough to know how things work. Dana might prefer Red Bull to moonshine, but the Mountaineer faithful will still love his response.
Holgorsen wasn’t done with his response to Hager’s joke, either.
Asked what Longhorns fans should do while tailgating in Morgantown this weekend, Dana Holgorsen just told a Texas radio host to find some "good, wholesome hillbillies" who will treat them well.
I think he heard you, Breckyn.
— Geoff Coyle (@GFCoyle) November 15, 2017
It’s good to see some friendly trash talk to help build up the matchup between the Mountaineers and Longhorns. The house will be rocking on Saturday, no doubt about it.
One of the great things about West Virginia home games is the hospitality shown to visiting fans. Many fans from other teams have taken to the internet to express their gratitude to the way they were treated by the “good, wholesome hillbillies.”
WVU is riding a two-game win streak over the Horns. The last time Texas came to Morgantown they were at the short end of the stick by a final score of 38-20. As far as the all-time series goes, the Mountaineers are holding a 4-2 lead.
Kickoff is set for noon on Saturday and the game will be carried by ESPN. Let’s go Mountaineers!