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Dana Holgorsen to Pitt not looking likely, but could he wind up at West Virginia?

BY BRANDON CHATMON Staff Writer Modified: December 14, 2010 at 12:22 pm •  Published: December 13, 2010

Mountaineers offensive coordinator Jeff Mullen is a candidate for the Kent State job, so WVU could propose to bring Holgorsen in as a “coach in waiting” as the offensive coordinator if Mullen leaves. But the PPG reports that Stewart is said to be opposed to having Holgorsen as his offensive coordinator for one season with the understanding he would retire after the 2011 campaign.

WVU athletic director Oliver Luck took over the Mountaineer athletic program in June and is likely familiar with Holgorsen's offensive attack. Luck, a former standout quarterback at WVU and the father of Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, was the president and general manager of the MLS' Houston Dynamo before accepting the position at West Virginia.

Holgorsen coached at Houston from 2008-2009 before coming to OSU last January.

If Holgorsen were to leave, Cowboy coach Mike Gundy, who has said he has a list of potential candidates already in mind if that scenario emerged, could promote from within the program or look to bring in an offensive coordinator from outside the program with a similar offensive system.

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