MORGANTOWN — There was a lot to talk about after Virginia Tech beat West Virginia on Sunday night, 31-24, but what went unspoken is now out in the open.
Dana Holgorsen didn’t like the officiating one bit and went to so far as to say in his Tuesday press conference “that, to me, was the biggest deal in the game.”
Holgorsen had been asked about being hit with a crucial unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, something the coaches had been warned about as a point of emphasis for the offiials this year.
In fact, when Walt Anderson, head of Big 12 officials, spoke about why the rule was being enforced so stringently this year, he used as an example a video of Holgorsen going off on one of his sideline rants.
Normally, coaches avoid talking about officiating, so Holgorsen was asked about just that rule and its enforcement. He took that handoff and ran with it.
“I’d really like to sit here and talk about officials and I can if I want to,” Holgorsen said.