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Luck and Holgorsen Release Statement on Casino Incident

West Virginia Athletic Director Oliver Luck and West Virginia head coach in waiting Dana Holgorsen released a statement concerning Holgorsen's being escorted out of a local casino. The statement reads:

Oliver Luck

"After looking into the details and thoroughly investigating what took place last week, I believe inappropriate behavior did occur.

"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."

Dana Holgorsen

"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."


No laws were broken and I suspect nothing else will come of this, but, Holgorsen is getting his first taste of the limelight. We'll see how he handles it going forward.