Chasing Holgorsen to West Virginia Stories

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:30 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Dec 14, 2010 2:14 PM CDT

This afternoon the Cowboys are holding a regularly scheduled team meeting and then practice, their preparations continuing for the Alamo Bowl. What isn’t known at the moment is whether anything will be said about the status of offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen. He’s reportedly set to leave Stillwater and become the offensive coordinator at West Virginia next season, then take over as head coach of the Mountaineers in 2012. Reports also indicate Holgorsen is getting a 6-year contract, with 5 as head coach.

No one at OSU is confirming anything, but there are signs that the reports have gone a little farther than perhaps was expected at the moment. Holgorsen has been at work at Boone Pickens Stadium all day, and has continued to avoid comment on any possible involvement with any other school. OSU also has no plans to make anyone available for interviews after today’s practice.

West Virginia’s new athletic director Oliver Luck got to know Holgorsen when both lived in Houston, and sources close to the West Virginia program say Luck has had Holgorsen in his sights for a while. This despite the fact that current head coach Bill Stewart will lead the Mountaineers to a 10-win season if they beat North Carolina State in the Champs Sports Bowl. Not exactly the cleanest of changes.

We’ll continue to update as information becomes available.