There’s fast-paced, never-say-die football, and there’s video-game football with every cheat code plugged in. Then, way out near the edge of the known universe, there’s the show Holgorsen, quarterback Geno Smith and the rest of the West Virginia Mountaineers put on against Baylor in Week 5. Holgorsen has in the past expressed polite disgust at folks who are surprised his system is working so seamlessly, but even he came away a little flabbergasted.
“You can’t draw up those stats,” Holgorsen said. “I mean, that’s near perfection. Which is impossible to achieve in football. I don’t care what position it is; nobody’s ever gonna grade out a hundred percent and not have any mistakes or miscues. And obviously Geno, a couple of the miscues that he had were pretty obvious. I mean, like a couple of screen passes were incomplete. It’s pretty phenomenal what he was able to accomplish. …You’re talking about 19 touchdowns [in that game]. That’s just crazy.”
This, from the guy who strolled into his Orange Bowl postgame press conference after hanging 70 points on Clemson and greeted the assembled audience with: “Yeah, that’s exactly how we draw it up, right?”(Read the rest at SI.com)