West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen is know as somewhat of a hothead, and he lived up to that reputation in the third quarter Sunday night against Virginia Tech.
The Hokies, receiving a kickoff after the Mountaineers scored the go-ahead touchdown, had a huge return by James Clarke. He went 44 yards and ultimately went out of bounds on the West Virginia sideline, after which he was knocked down, which resulted in a 15-yard penalty.
Then, on West Virginia’s next offensive possession, Holgorsen lost it, resulting in a 15-yard penalty on top of a holding penalty, knocking his offense out of field-goal range.
WVU's coach Dana Holgorsen gets a penalty after a holding call on 3rd and 1. They lose 25 yards.
— WDBJ7Sports (@WDBJ7Sports) September 4, 2017
— CFB Gif'er (@CFBgifer) September 4, 2017
While Mountaineers fans may not think any of this is funny, casual fans around the nation watching the Sunday night game did.
Fans across the country: Dana Holgorsen got a penalty?
WVU fans: pic.twitter.com/X4siKMR6rL
— Turkey Time Browne (@AppleTMBini) September 4, 2017
Dana Holgorsen is my spirit animal pic.twitter.com/G2KtNx8JyU
— Hi! I’m Mike, a volunteer with the (@Mike_Davidson_) September 4, 2017
Dana Holgorsen's cartoon doppelganger pic.twitter.com/7QfGjWzWx0
— Alan Gasaway (@agasaway12) September 4, 2017
Dana Holgorsen earns an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty!!! Cash your betting slips, we have a winner!
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 4, 2017
— Grizzly (@codycap10) September 4, 2017
Dana Holgorsen looks more and more like a prospector who got claim-jumped with every year
— BUM CHILLUPS AKA SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) September 4, 2017
Holgorsen knows he has an anger problem. He even gave up some play-calling duties this past offseason so he could focus on staying more cool under pressure.
It would appear he still has some work to do on this front.