Monday night belonged to Geno Smith, and his former coach during his time at West Virginia took notice.
Former WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen offered his congratulations to his old quarterback after leading the Seahawks to a big Week 1 win. Holgorsen tweeted a picture of his TV with Smith on it during his postgame interview to express how proud he was of the guy who helped him win an Orange Bowl in 2012.
— Dana Holgorsen (@Holgorsendana) September 13, 2022
Smith, who eventually won the right to be the starting quarterback after Wilson was traded to Denver, had a stellar night under center. He completed 82% of his passes, going 23 of 28 for 195 yards with two touchdowns. He also added 14 yards rushing.
Smith was inducted to the WVU Athletics Hall of Fame earlier this year. He remains as one of the most prolific players in school history as the all-time passing yards and passing touchdowns leader with 11,662 yards and 98 touchdowns. He played from 2009-12 before being a second round selection by the New York Jets.