Six alcohol-related incidents in six months for Holgorsen?
Apparently, Dana Holgorsen really likes to party. A lot.
The new West Virginia offensive coordinator and head-coach-in-waiting, who made news recently for being intoxicated and belligerent at a casino, has reportedly been involved in at least three and as many as six alcohol-related incidents in the last six months, according to Chuck Landon of The Herald-Dispatch. While no charges were filed in the latest incident, it seemingly brought to light off-the-field issues that raise questions about Holgorsen's ability to be the face of a program, which he will become when he takes over the Mountaineers from Bill Stewart in 2012.
By inking the former Oklahoma State offensive coordinator to a six-year, $14.275 million contract, athletic director Oliver Luck entrusted Holgorsen to lead the Mountaineers into the future. And with that decision, Luck possibly tied his future to Holgorsen's -- especially in the eyes of university president James Clements.
Per Landon, WVU's president warned Luck that if he read another negative article about Holgorsen, it would cost Luck his job.
One episode involving gambling and/or drinking is a mistake. Two times, and that's a problem. As many as six different occasions? That's a real issue, and one that must get fixed if Holgorsen wants to see his head-coaching dream realized.
And the stakes are just as high for Luck, whose own job could be in jeopardy.
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