CBSSports.com 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.Holgorsen also released a statement:
[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.”
"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."