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The Fun Has Begun in Preparation for the Liberty Bowl

Bowl games are big business, there are millions of dollars as well as reputations at stake every December and January. The Liberty Bowl is no different. The Mountaineers have just finished off an impressive turnaround from last season’s 4-8 record to finish 7-5 and bowl eligible. Texas A&M on the other hand has been steadily growing their program under head coach Kevin Sumlin and although this season was considered a down season they still finished 7-5 after finishing 9-4 in 2013.

While on the field the Mountaineers and the Aggies have never met there is no lack of familiarity between the coaching staffs. In ’08 and ’09 WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen was an offensive coordinator at the University of Houston under then head coach Kevin Sumlin. Sumlin is, of course, the current head coach of the Aggies. But the familiarity does not stop there. Former WVU quarterbacks coach under Holgorsen, Jake Spavital, is the current offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Texas A&M. Jake was also a grad assistant in ’10 at Oklahoma St where Dana was an offensive coordinator. Spavital was also with Holgorsen at Houston in ’09.

Despite the seriousness of game preparation Spavital and Holgorsen have started the Twitter war. It all started with Tony Caridi:

To which Dana replied:

Which led to Jake chiming in with:

Which garnered a reply from Dana with:

And finally one last tweet by Jake:

Personally I would give the edge to Dana in this Twitter battle to this point.

Jeremy Simon
Founder and publisher of, Jeremy is also a contributor to USA Today as well as covers the Mountaineers for Athlon Sports. Follow on Twitter @JSi07
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