Do the West Virginia Mountaineers Have A New Head Coach?

By Mike Atkinson
Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

According to a blunder at WSAZ News, “Dana Horsewomen” has replaced Dana Holgorsen as head coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers.

In what appears to be one of the greatest autocorrect mishaps of the offseason, the news company was just trying to present a quote from coach Holgorsen about the recent signing of running backs coach JaJuan Seider.

Little did it know, this story would soon become famous for all the wrong reasons.

On the left side of the screen, a picture of coach Holgorsen was shown with the caption below reading “Dana Horsewoman.”

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This is absolutely hilarious and totally inappropriate. I suspect someone will be in hot water for this one. All of the editors around in a news broadcast company and not one of them caught the blatant misspelling of coach Holgorsen’s name? This makes this news company look really bad.

I know a mistake is a mistake, and I understand that this kind of stuff will happen, but how can someone not catch it?

My question is that if it was an autocorrect issue, why is someone typing out a news headline for a television broadcast on an iPhone or smart phone in the first place? That seems like it might be something that is important enough that would warrant a computer for the job.

Mountaineer fans should relax, because as far as I know, Dana Horsewoman is not a real person, and coach Holgorsen was given a new identity from the news source.


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