Did West Virginia's Bill Stewart Rat Out Dana Holgorsen?


As Kyle already noted, we're getting to that time of the summer when there is no actual collegiate sports activity to follow. What to do?

Well, one solution is to wait for the next crazy, scandalous offseason news to come out. As usual, it hasn't been a long wait. SB Nation's own West Virginia blog The Smoking Musket is citing multiple sources stating that information about Head-Mullet-Wearer-In-Waiting Dana Holgersen's alleged recent breaches of casino decorum* got to the press courtesy of, among others, his own head coach, Bill Stewart.

It's not that far-fetched when you get right down to it, what with the rumors that West Virginia AD Oliver Luck essentially told Stewart that he was hiring Holgorsen as his eventual replacement, like it or not. That's a recipe for some serious dysfunction. And one can easily imagine that if Stewart perceived that the sword of Damocles was poised over his head that the logical thing to do would be to kneecap the balding offensive genius holding the sword. I get that.

What I don't get is why Luck ever thought this Chimera of a coaching staff would ever work in the first place. It was the equivalent of a mob movie in which a crime boss tells one of his underlings he's going to whack the guy next year and replace him with another guy. Only the most docile soon-to-be-former employee would do anything except fight back in that situation. The lesson  here: Oliver Luck should have left Bill Stewart hanging from a hook in a meat truck while the piano fadeout from Layla played in the background. And I always thought that Stewart was a good fella.

*Still unclear: exactly how undecorous one need be to get kicked out of a West Virginia casino. I'm envisioning Joe Pesci from Casino drunkenly telling the blackjack dealer to hit him again and again while wearing a coonskin hat and throwing the cards back in the dealer's face. Either that or refusing to vacate the Hoveround/Jazzy lane at the buffet.


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