We were all stressing about how Dana Holgorsen lives without his beloved Red Bull energy drink to help coax him through the season.
West Virginia’s coach was hamstrung because of the Mountaineers’ new deal with Coca-Cola, forcing him to drop his former drink of record for a supposed new one.
But if Holgorsen’s words at a recent press conference are any indicator, it looks like he’s moved on to bigger and colder things.
Holgorsen turned pitchman when he extolled the virtues of Gatorade in the can, rather than the bottle.
“If you guys have never tried Gatorade in a can, you need to try it,” Holgorsen said. “It’s unbelievable. It’s not just a little bit better. It’s a lot better.”
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The taste of the beverage served from the can and bottle is different, Holgorsen says.
“It’s really good,” Holgorsen said. “If they don’t sell it in the stores, they need to.”
Can somebody get Dana a cold can of Gatorade — or 100?
The West Virginia football office tweeted out a video of Holgorsen’s sales job, along with a fervent plea for more Gatorade in the can.
If the people at Gatorade’s corporate offices are smart, they’ll send the West Virginia coach enough cans of their beverage to last him through the season.
But even that probably won’t be enough.
Particularly if Holgorsen’s past consumption of energy drinks is any indicator.