Ah, but he's not going to complain. It's against the coaching creed.
"There are two factors that matter. It's wind and it's wet,'' Holgorsen said. "Snow doesn't bother us much, but if the wind's blowing that makes it miserable.''
That, of course, was proven at least twice this season, and the wind didn't even have to be accompanied by cold at Texas Tech and Oklahoma State.
"I don't care about the snow. I care about the wind,'' WVU offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson said. "If it's cold and windy, that's just miserable. But it's not like we haven't played in that weather before and played well.''
Indeed, there was that Iowa State game the Mountaineers won last month. There was also the Rutgers game a year ago in Piscataway, N.J., which combined cold with a heavy, wet snow and wind. The Mountaineers won that game in large part because big tailback Shawne Alston ran wild.
Alston, though, hates being called a cold-weather back or a guy who thrives in bad weather. He'd like to be known as more than that. But the fact remains that two of the best games he's ever had were at Rutgers and Iowa State. Someone suggested that part of that success is that defensive players don't like to hit as much when it's cold and so a big back can thrive.
"Yeah, I've heard that,'' Alston said. "I guess when it gets cold we'll see. But sun, snow, rain, it doesn't matter to me.''
Marrone said he doesn't mind the snow, either, unless the folks running the game aren't prepared for it. He recalled playing for the Jets at the Meadowlands one year against the Steelers when it snowed hard and the sidelines, goal lines and everything else on the field was obscured.
"And they only had a couple of shovels,'' Marrone said. "It was tough seeing the sidelines.''
Regardless of the weather, Holgorsen isn't dwelling on it and he isn't changing anything.
"We've got some guys who think they're going to go to the NFL,'' Holgorsen said. "And if they go to the NFL they're going to be playing in this kind of weather for two months. Our guys are used to it. You've got a game plan and you just stick to it and see what happens.''
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