Dana Holgorsen has created inspiration every where he has gone: from Texas Tech to Houston to Oklahoma State to West Virginia, the man is an innovator. I’m not just talking about his offensive genius. No, I’m talking about his hair. He created the term “skullet”. Heck, Dana’s hair even has its own documentary, starring Matthew McConaughey, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that the quarterbacks under Dana have also flown pretty locks.
The originator in the Hair Raid club, Ford Childress wielded some pretty hefty locks during his short time with the Mountaineers. While Childress didn’t play long for the Mountaineers, his legacy of hair far exceeds his exploitations on the field. Childress set a freshman record in his first start with 359 yards passing, breaking Scott McBrien’s 13-year old record. He tossed 3 touchdowns and 1 interception in his start. Unfortunately, his second start, Childress tore a pectoral muscle against Maryland and never played again for the Mountaineers.
Oh bae. The wonder from Florida State who transferred and helped turn Kevin White into a first round pick continued the Hair Raid tradition. Trickett admitted to kissing Nick Saban’s daughter then proceeded to give Alabama one of its toughest opening week games in recent memory.
Trickett was a god-send for the Mountaineers. Taking over the ineffective Paul Millard and injured Ford Childress, Trickett’s first start was the upset of then #11 Oklahoma State in Morgantown. Tricket was unfortunate as he had to end his football career in 2014 after multiple concussions forced him to retire.
Love him or hate him, Skyler had hair. He also guided West Virginia to an 8-5 record in 2015 including a bowl win over former Pitt head coach Todd Graham. Skyler threw for the second most yards ever by a WVU quarterback in the game.
Skyler wasn’t done as he led the Mountaineers to a 10-3 record last year. Skyler finished his career at WVU with over 7,300 passing yards and 1,100 yards rushing.
Now the one we have all been waiting on. Will Grier takes over an offense loaded with talent. He has senior Justin Crawford at tailback. Crawford tallied over 1,100 yards as a junior in his first season with the Mountaineers. He gets to throw the ball to Ka’Raun White, Jovon Durante, David Sills, and Gary Jennings along with a host of redshirt freshmen and sophomores. Yesterday, on West Virginia Day, Grier was officially declared eligible meaning the Hair Raid can continue.