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Report: WVU investigating Holgorsen leaks

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An already weird situation at West Virginia has taken an abrupt turn toward the bizarre, with rumors swirling that head coach Bill Stewart may soon find himself with a “former” label attached to his title much earlier than expected.

For those unfamiliar, here’s the brief background of the developing situation in Morgantown: late last month, it was reported — and subsequently acknowledged — that offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen had been booted from a casino following a not-exactly-sober episode.  Shortly thereafter, another damning report emerged, accusing Holgorsen of having been involved in as many as six alcohol-fueled incidents over the past couple of years.

The denials were swift, but the repercussions continue to reverberate around the Mountaineers football program.

According to Mike Casazza of the Charleston Daily Mail, the university “is searching for anonymous contributors to newspaper stories it says contain ‘blatant inaccuracies’ about the football team’s head coach-in-waiting and offensive coordinator.”  Additionally, the paper reports, the university has tabled the finalizing of the separation agreement contract with Stewart due to the investigation.

The inference here, of course, is that the source or sources of the leaks came from someone in Stewart’s camp.  And, according to at least one report, one of those sources comes from very deep inside Stewart’s camp.

The website is reporting that Karen Stewart, the wife of WVU’s lame-duck coach, is at least one of the sources of the leaks.  There are also rumors making that rounds that Stewart himself leaked the damaging info.  We have not yet been able to substantiate or corroborate the site’s claims or any of the other speculation that’s quickly gaining momentum, but, if they turn out to be true, it would effectively end Stewart’s career at the school a year earlier than planned.

It’s unclear how long the inquiry, which the Daily Mail reports includes members of the entire football program as well as other athletic-affiliated organizations, will last.

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34 Responses to “Report: WVU investigating Holgorsen leaks”
  1. myballsmyrules says: Jun 6, 2011 11:44 AM

    It’s WVU, they don’t matter anyway. Bunch of moonshiners and bib wearin hicksters

  2. southyank7 says: Jun 6, 2011 12:10 PM

    @ myballsmyrules….
    if you think West Virginia is the only state with moonshiners & rednecks…your ignorance is only outdone by your retarded, immature “NAME” ..

  3. fitz66 says: Jun 6, 2011 12:17 PM

    WVU was kind to let Stewart stick around for another year when, in all reality, they would’ve been justified in just replacing him with Holgs outright. This is how he decides to go out?

  4. myballsmyrules says: Jun 6, 2011 12:35 PM


    No Festus, I don’t think West Virginia is the only state. Just the state with the largest population.
    You may now return to scouring the help wanted section for a job.

  5. wvtennant says: Jun 6, 2011 12:44 PM


    You are obviously poorly educated in your own right to think that West Virginia has the largest population of moonshiners and “hicksters” have you ever driven through any part of the south?? And as far is you ignortant comment about the help wanted section maybe you should to some home work on the recent unemployment numbers across the country you are probably one of the idiots I have met traveling the country that thinks West Virginia is still part of Virginia!! My best advice to you is come to Morgantown and PLAY US!! GO EERS

  6. myballsmyrules says: Jun 6, 2011 12:54 PM

    @wvtennant says:

    “you are probably one of the idiots I have met traveling the country that thinks West Virginia is still part of Virginia!!”


    How is life traveling the country by boxcar, sleeping under overpasses, and standing on street corners with your cardboard sign?

    Everyone knows Virginia cut off the worst part of the state and named it WEST virginia

  7. wvtennant says: Jun 6, 2011 1:01 PM

    I would rather travel like that than be considered part of the ignorance you came from. You have to be from Pittsburgh

  8. myballsmyrules says: Jun 6, 2011 1:08 PM

    wvtennant says:
    Jun 6, 2011 1:01 PM
    “I would rather travel like that”………..


    I would like to apologize to you and your fellow hobos.

    When you all are hard at “work” standing on the corners with your signs, I should not have given fake dollar bills with “get a job written on them”

    I should have given fake $5 bills instead !!!
    Now quit begging, and go make another jug of ‘shine!!!!! 😛 😛

  9. wvtennant says: Jun 6, 2011 1:52 PM

    Is that really all you’ve got?? Go get a jug of some Apple Pie shine and watch the EERS consistently finish in the top 25 in Football and basketball year in and year out you won’t knock it so much

  10. myballsmyrules says: Jun 6, 2011 2:07 PM

    You have to be content with Top 25 finishes cause you will not see a National Champion.

  11. drummerhoff says: Jun 6, 2011 2:27 PM

    If true, Stewart & Tressel have at least one thing in common: Read bible verses in public to create a squeaky-clean image, but lie at of your arse behind closed doors.

  12. myballsmyrules says: Jun 6, 2011 2:29 PM

    wvtennants says:

    “My best advice to you is come to Morgantown and PLAY US!! GO EERS”


    But i don’t own a pair of coveralls, chew tobacco, and gulp moonshine? Plus my car is newer than 1971 and my feet are too tender to walk on the dirt/gravel roads barefoot like you people can.
    In addition, I prefer to sleep in buildings with indoor plumbing and not have to use the bathroom in outhouses.

    But thanks for the offer, when WV joins the other 49 states in civilization i might reconsider

  13. whodoes says: Jun 6, 2011 2:48 PM

    A couple things…

    Until we see some actual evidence corroborating the claim that Bill Stewart or his wife leaked the information, this could just as easily be spin coming out of an anti-Stewart camp at WVU. It is pretty obvious at this point that the rumors and gossip are running the story at this point, not the facts.

    Also, let’s not assume that if WVU does find Stewart’s wife was the source of the leak that it makes it easy to fire Bill Stewart. To the contrary, it makes things an absolute nightmare for WVU. Is it in his contract that he can be held responsible for his wife’s actions? Hmmm… On top of that, WVU would have to deal with the optics of putting into place the guy being accused of being a rowdy drunkard because someone told a reporter about the rowdy drunkenness. It doesn’t look good to punish someone for whistleblowing by replacing him with the guy for whom the whistle was blown.

  14. teke184 says: Jun 6, 2011 3:10 PM

    “It doesn’t look good to punish someone for whistleblowing by replacing him with the guy for whom the whistle was blown.”

    “Whistleblowing” implies altruistic reasons for making something public, not doing it to further yourself or someone close to you.

    If Stewart’s wife leaked this, it was clearly done for the benefit of Stewart’s job and not for WVU.

  15. wvtennant says: Jun 6, 2011 4:19 PM

    You have no idea how happy it makes me that uneducated people like yourself believe the false sterotypes that you speak of. I hope that you and everyone you speak with believes that we are poor, shoeless, and ignorant. Maybe you will stay out of our great state that millions belikeve to be a small piece of heaven we like to call WEST “BY GOD VIRGINIA” So in parting thanks and keep up the good work

  16. wvtennant says: Jun 6, 2011 4:23 PM

    And one more thing you say we are hard at work standing on corners well the next time you turn your lights on you can thank a West Virginia coal miner for making that happen. I would love to see you grow a set and say something face to face to one of us and see where it gets you

  17. cranespy says: Jun 6, 2011 4:37 PM

    Too bad that Coach Stewart went back on his word……..he said back when he was hired after the Fiesta Bowl miracle that “nobody will have to tell him if he isn’t getting the job done.”. He went on to say that “… he would know if he wasn’t getting the job done and he would step down”. Great sound bite there Bill….the fact is “you haven’t gotten the job done and if you had been a man of your word we wouldn’t be in this mess.”.

    How does it feel to now be the second coach to kill the program in a little over three years?

    I have said many times….the worst thing that ever happened to the Mountaineer football program was beating Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl. The second worst thing was pulling out the miracle win over Marshall.

  18. wvtennant says: Jun 6, 2011 4:48 PM

    Are you from WV?? I agree that the Marshall win was bad and a loss would have opened eyes but let me tell you when we beat Oklahoma it did huge things for the program and the state It showed the nation just what kind of people lived here and how much love they had for there mountaineers it got a lot of people through some tough times and gave us a reason to be proud to be a Mountaineer. As a matter of fact i am typing this wearing a fiesta bowl champs shirt and people still talk about that game any time they see me wearing the OLD GOLD AND BLUE!! Now do you really believe that was the worst thing to happen to the program?? Or was the previous post written by Rich Rod

  19. inconsonance says: Jun 6, 2011 5:12 PM

    Anyone else wish that myballsmyrules would come to WV so that a coal miner could bury the business end of a pickax in the back of his fat, water-filled head? C’mon. There’s got to be someone other than me.

  20. wvtennant says: Jun 6, 2011 5:17 PM


    I’m with you buddy the guy obviously has no idea what he is talking about. He’s got to be either from PA, or Georgia.

  21. lbijake says: Jun 6, 2011 5:30 PM

    Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord.

    Also, it looks pretty bad if you have your wife fight your battles. It is like having your mother tell your peers to quit picking on you. And I was in my thirties.

  22. myballsyourmouth says: Jun 6, 2011 8:04 PM

    Im with you guys. “myballsmyrules” is obviously floating in the shallow end of the gene pool. Jealousy is an ugly thing. He is one of those bitches that run their mouth about everyone elses team but never say anything about where they are from and who their team is. You know, the kind of guy who lets what everyone else says effect their beliefs and opinions. Probably has never been in WV in his whole life, and if he was Im sure he was sniffed out as a bitch boy right off. maybe thats it, maybe he came to WV one time and started running his shit biter and someone sent him home with a broken orbital bone. Obviously one of those kinda guys who think they are a badass on here, but in real life Id say he is still on mommys tit. So guys, dont let him get to you, he isnt worth your time and effort. I am more than sure that the the best of him ran down his two bit mommas cottage cheese covered hams.

  23. myballsyourmouth says: Jun 6, 2011 8:06 PM

    and yes “myballsmyrules” this screenname is directly dedicated to your bitch ass. man up, where ya from? whos your team?

  24. johnnyhafer82 says: Jun 6, 2011 8:48 PM

    First of all im not a WVU fan. But i live in WV (i grew up in Florida, I’m a Seminoles fan) but i do have to rimind “myballsmyrules” that WV removed themselves from Virginia in 1863 to rejoin the union in the Civil War so shove that in your pipe on inaccuraces and SMOKE IT!

  25. poison66 says: Jun 6, 2011 8:49 PM

    That bigmouth won’t return. I’m from Oklahoma and have no problem with West Virginia. Miners keep the lights on, apparently bigmouth doesn’t realize that….

  26. wvtennant says: Jun 6, 2011 9:48 PM

    Thanks for the support nice to see some educated posts on here. The bad part is that guy probably really doesn’t understand that Richmond is not our capital city and we do not have any beaches.

  27. poison66 says: Jun 6, 2011 10:09 PM

    No prob WVtennant. Holgorson’s a damn good coach if he can keep the brews under control!

  28. cranespy says: Jun 7, 2011 12:26 AM

    Actually, I am from WV and while my comment may be a bit of an overstatement I was referring to the fact that had we not won the game Stew would not have been hired. Instead we would have had either Terry, Tommy or perhaps Bud Foster……who was scheduled to be interviewed two days after the Fiesta Bowl!

    Had we not won the game, where would the program be now? Of course there is no way of knowing but I predict we would have been in at least one more BCS Bowl, perhaps more than that!

    Now the Marshall comment is a continuation of the same line of thought….had we lost….it would’ve been remembered as one of, if not THE worst loss in program history. Would Stew had survived……most definitely not!
    He would’ve been lucky to survive that weekend.

    The fact is…..he is a good man. When he was hired it was all about “doing the right thing” and “standing up for the Old Gold and Blue. I still hear his “you won’t have to tell me if I am not getting the job done” comment. But what happened? If he can’t see that the results these last few years are not getting it done then…why not….has he gotten greedy….is it really about “the old gold and blue” or is it about his wish to hold on to the job a little longer?

    Let’s face it…am I the only one who cringes when the tv cameras zoom in on him when he is wearing that seen all too often bewildered look…like what happened?? Or what about the halftime or post game interview? It’s sad….the fact is….whether we want to admit it or not….he is in over his head and now this current mess….I have no idea if he or his wife have been involved., time will tell. But let’s be clear….if he has been involved he should be fired immediately and if that happens he will compete with RRod for the title of most vilified…..unfortunately, this is what came with that Fiesta Bowl win…..was it really worth it?

  29. myballsmyrules says: Jun 7, 2011 3:23 AM

    myballsyourmouth says:
    Jun 6, 2011 8:04 PM

    oh lookie lookie

    An internet toughie that thinks calling someone bitches is impressive and intimidating.
    Now STFU and act like you got some sense sonny.
    Yes I am talking to you! BITCH

  30. myballsmyrules says: Jun 7, 2011 3:24 AM

    Now go sit in your front lawn sofa. Chew that tobacco, and make out with your sis/aunt/wife

  31. inconsonance says: Jun 7, 2011 4:34 AM

    Just in case you don’t realize it, myballsmyrules,you’re doing the very things that you’re chastising him over. I’m not sure if you’re being hypocritical or you’re just severely mentally deficient. Either way, you’re proving yourself to be a spectacular embarrassment, and I actively despise your parents for allowing you to not only live, but also to actively waste resources better utilized by a contributing member of society.

  32. blackdb says: Jun 7, 2011 9:01 AM

    Holgerson said that I can 100% tell you I was not thrown out of that bar that night because I was drinking red bull and vodka at another bar that night and they did not ask me to leave until well after 4 am!

  33. gatorcheme says: Jun 7, 2011 4:35 PM

    myballsmyrules/myballsyourmouth–whatever guys.

    JT, maybe a little moderation is in order so the adults can chat in peace. Or in my case, so I can read the adult’s comments in peace.

  34. waynefontes says: Jun 9, 2011 9:00 AM

    Keeping Stewart around for this year was a bad idea. Hiring him was an even worse idea.

    Seemed like a good man, but that Fiesta Bowl may have actually put WVU in a worse spot than if they had lost. He’s not big time college football head coach material.

    Having him be caretaker for a year, to be replaced by an outsider.. not saying Stewart is right, but I can understand his resentment.

    Although the way he’s going about this with the “leaks” leaves a lot to be desired.

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