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WVU AD Luck: Holgorsen actions "inappropriate"

Posted on: May 25, 2011 7:03 pm
By Brett McMurphy senior writer

Following reports that West Virginia offensive coordinator and coach-in-waiting Dana Holgorsen had been escorted from a Charleston-area casino by casino security last week, Mountaineer athletic director Oliver Luck released a statement this afternoon calling Holgorsen's actions "inappropriate."

The statements reads in full:
“After looking into the details and thoroughly investigating what took place last week, I believe inappropriate behavior did occur.
[Current head] Coach [Bill] Stewart and I have made it clear, and will reiterate, that our coaches and staff are representing the University and the state at all times. We expect them to always display appropriate behavior.
I take this matter very seriously, but I do not plan on commenting on it further.” 
Holgorsen also released a statement:
"I learned a valuable lesson from this incident. As a football coach I am always in the public eye and I have to hold myself to a higher standard, which is what I ask our players to do.  I'm sorry that this incident has put the University and the football program in a difficult position. I will not put myself in that situation again."


Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: May 26, 2011 11:41 pm

WVU AD Luck: Holgorsen actions "inappropriate"

Great pick Oliver!  It goes with you allowing beer into the staduim. Bet it happens again!

Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: May 26, 2011 5:37 pm

WVU AD Luck: Holgorsen actions "inappropriate"

Good to see you created a profile to make a moronic statement, what an idiot, get a job loser.

Since: May 26, 2011
Posted on: May 26, 2011 11:10 am

WVU AD Luck: Holgorsen actions "inappropriate"

Drunk?  Casino? Gambling? Police?  A coach must have high standards to be respected.  What if it were a student athelete?  FIRE HIM!!!  He learned a lesson?  Yeah  He got caught! He has no integrity!  How will he get students respect?  Black eye on the program.  Does Oliver Luck want his son to play football for a coach like this?  I think not!  FIRE HIM!!

Since: May 26, 2011
Posted on: May 26, 2011 8:12 am

WVU AD Luck: Holgorsen actions "inappropriate"

I bet he said the same thing after his 1st, 2nd, and 3rd DUI!!!! FIRE HIM BEFORE HE EVEN STARTS!!!!!

Since: Dec 17, 2008
Posted on: May 25, 2011 10:03 pm

WVU AD Luck: Holgorsen actions "inappropriate"

If the facts were spelled out a little clearer it would reveal that alcohol was a factor and this will seriously impede Luck's push for alcohol sales in the stadium.  With a fan base pretty equally divided on the whole coaching change anyway Luck would be wise to pull back on his bid because this is clearly no way for a new coach to begin his tenure.  Luck must be fuming but at least Huggy wasn't with him. 

Since: Oct 4, 2010
Posted on: May 25, 2011 9:25 pm

WVU AD Luck: Holgorsen actions "inappropriate"

 Embarassing yes. big deal.. no

Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: May 25, 2011 7:36 pm

WVU AD Luck: Holgorsen actions "inappropriate"

And you guys say Stewart is a bad face of the program, I guess character counts for nothing.  I still say 0-12 with honor and integrity is better than 12-0 with thugs, cheats and questionable ethics. 

Since: May 25, 2011
Posted on: May 25, 2011 7:34 pm

WVU AD Luck: Holgorsen actions "inappropriate"

So let me get this straight. After nearly two decades of coaching experience, head coach or not, Holgorsen "learned a lesson" that he has responsibilities beyond that of just Xs and Os? Come on. I will not attack somebody personally regarding what may be a very personal problem that he may or may not have. However, to imply that you have just now learned this lesson seems not only a bit ridiculous, but reflects qualities of a person that may not even recognize the necessity to have learned this lesson at a much younger age, and certainly much earlier in their very public career of choice. The fact that he has a not so secret past that closely mirrors this incident, and reports that something very similar happened a week prior, leads me to believe that this is one public figure that in in dire need of some personal introspection on a bit higher level of maturity. I don't say this as a fan of any particular team, but as a person that recognizes that coaches, certainly head coaches (and even coaches in waiting), need to hold themselves to a higher standard. And maybe more importantly, understand why. 

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