West Virginia’s coach used to gulp the drinks during games. But his days with that particular energy drink appear to be over.
Sean Manning of The Dominion Post (Morgantown) reports that Holgorsen now is contractually obligated to consume Monster. It’s a rival drink to Red Bull with similar properties. Most importantly, it is marketed by West Virginia sponsor Coca-Cola.
RIP Dana Holgorsen Red Bull jokes: 2010-2017. He is now contractually a Monster guy.
— Sean Manning (@SeanManning_DP) July 19, 2017
It’s notable because Holgorsen estimates that he consumed about 1,000 Red Bulls last season.
Last season at Texas Tech, Holgorsen was seen exuberantly chugging several Red Bulls along the Mountaineers sideline.
But, alas, he’ll be switching brands.
Several other notable coaches enjoy energy drinks. Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy stocks a refrigerator in his office and often offers them to visitors. North Carolina coach Larry Fedora and new LSU coach Ed Orgeron also get a boost from the pause that apparently refreshes — and energizes.
Orgeron has estimated he drinks eight-to-10 Red Bulls per day, matching his determination to run the Tigers in a full-speed manner.
It will be interesting to see whether Holgorsen is as enthusiastic about his new beverage. Especially when compared to his old favorite.