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Report: Holgorsen in six alcohol incidents

Posted on: May 29, 2011 2:40 pm
Edited on: June 2, 2011 1:08 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Almost as soon as the news leaked that new West Virginia offensive coordinator and coach-in-waiting Dana Holgorsen had been kicked out of a Charleston-area casino in the wee hours of a weekday night, rumors started flying that this was hardly the first such incident for the offensive whiz. And now one West Virginia newspaper is willing to put those rumors into print.

The Huntington Herald-Dispatch is reporting that Holgorsen has been involved in "as many as six" alcohol-related incidents in the past six months alone. As they recap:
The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register reported Saturday that Holgorsen allegedly was asked to leave both a bar inside Oglebay Park and, later, at Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino and Racetrack earlier this year.

Sources say there was also an incident at Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport, W.Va., which involved Holgerson being told to leave and not come back. And, then, there are rumors of three incidents at the Morgantown hotel in which he lives, including being banned from the hotel bar.

Also, there are allegations he was asked to leave the Union Pub And Grill in Huntington on Oct. 28, 2008.
Even if not all of these allegations are proven accurate, clearly there's enough veracity here to declare the initial casino incident far from an isolated occurence. Even worse, when there's this much evidence of a pattern of this kind of behavior, it throws serious doubts on Holgorsen's statement Wednesday that he would "not put [him]self in that situation again."

To be fair to Holgorsen, he has not been arrested in conjunction with any of these incidents, and there's no record of his performance during his initial spring practice with the Mountaineers being anything less than professional. (In fact, judging by the explosion of points and yards in the WVU spring game, Holgorsen's arrival appears to have been a smashing success.) Taken individually, no one incident even rises to the level of being suspension-worthy, much less a fireable offense.

But taken as a whole, it's difficult to argue Holgorsen's pattern of behavior doesn't indicate that the Mountaineers are handing their program (and millions of dollars) over to a man with legitimate self-control issues. It's far, far too early to make any judgments about Holgorsen's fitness for leadership, or, certainly, his eventual Mountaineer tenure. But if this most recent run-in at the casino doesn't prove to be a turning point for him, that time for judgment -- from an already embarrased athletic director Oliver Luck -- may arrive in an awful hurry.


Comments

Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: June 5, 2011 11:19 pm
 

Report: Holgorsen in six alcohol incidents

Nothing is going to happen The Ohio State University, the thing that nobody is reporting is that the school notified the NCAA when the Federal Drug investigation was completed and they were informed by the US attorney (coach Tressell knew but did not tell anyone and he was fired, I mean resigned)  The NCAA knew and still allowed the players to play in the Sugar Bowl because of the money. 
    West Virginia had a great coach but he was not sexy enough for AD LUCK.  Coach Stewart is from West Virginia loves his state and his school, honorable man, played by the rules and the school dumped on him.  WV picked up a person with an ALCOHOL problem, so you are being recruited by WV and the coach has had several drinking episodes (before he  starts the job) and you can tell me that your parents and yourself would choose to go WV?



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 1, 2011 9:23 am
 

Report: Holgorsen in six alcohol incidents

My bad Dann, I stand corrected. Wink



Since: Jun 1, 2011
Posted on: June 1, 2011 6:51 am
 

Report: Holgorsen in six alcohol incidents

I resent the reference to Marshall as "The Thundering Turd", how childish. They are and always have been known as; "The Blundering Turd"!



Since: Jun 1, 2011
Posted on: June 1, 2011 6:45 am
 

Report: Holgorsen in six alcohol incidents

sent the reference to the Marshall team as the "Thundering Turd". Everyone knows that they are and always have been known as "The Blundering Turd".



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: May 31, 2011 3:09 pm
 

Report: Holgorsen in six alcohol incidents

oscwahoo said:

SHHHHHHH hiccup SHHHHHHHHHHH  I say again NICE PICK AD! Better LUCK next time.  Coach Stewart is a good coach and a better man.  BRING the booze into the locker room so coach will not have to leave.




Pretty funny coming from an Ohio State fan.  I think you have more things to worry about?  Shhhhh, boom, what's that sound?  That is the sound of your football program crumbling to pieces. 



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: May 31, 2011 12:16 pm
 

Report: Holgorsen in six alcohol incidents

Hey ohioherd,

Is that the same Chuck Landon who was fired from the Charleston Daily Mail for "making up"  contest results and fabricating stories a few years ago before he "took" the job with the Hearald Dispatch, the Huntington newspaper that praises Chuck's alma mater of Marshall University.  I guess you have never seen any "bias" in Chuck's "stories".  I guess that word is appropriate for what he writes.  I knew him personally when he wrote for the Daily Mail.  He has an ego that is exceeded only by his imagination.

A Mountaineer in NW Arkansas




Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: May 31, 2011 11:17 am
 

Report: Holgorsen in six alcohol incidents

SHHHHHHH hiccup SHHHHHHHHHHH  I say again NICE PICK AD! Better LUCK next time.  Coach Stewart is a good coach and a better man.  BRING the booze into the locker room so coach will not have to leave.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: May 31, 2011 9:53 am
 

Report: Holgorsen in six alcohol incidents

Suck Landon is the biggest WVU Hater in the Country, and is a huge Marshall Thundering Turd fan.  No surprise here with this bias amateur journalism. 




Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: May 31, 2011 9:52 am
 

Report: Holgorsen in six alcohol incidents

Suck Landon is the biggest WVU Hater in the Country, and is a huge Marshall Thundering Turd fan.  No surprise here with this bias amateur journalism. 




Since: Nov 29, 2007
Posted on: May 31, 2011 9:37 am
 

Report: Holgorsen in six alcohol incidents

Hmmmmm Ironic it's the Huntington Paper (herd territory)  that is the WV paper willing to put this to print...


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