OSU football notes: Brandon Weeden happy for Dana Holgorsen, says departure won't affect his decision

BY BRANDON CHATMON, Staff Writer, bchatmon@opubco.com Modified: December 17, 2010 at 8:21 pm •  Published: December 17, 2010

Plenty of uncertainty surrounded Dana Holgorsen after Oklahoma State's season ended in late November. Cowboy quarterback Brandon Weeden had no control over who would be the Pokes' offensive coordinator during the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29.

That doesn't mean he didn't get asked about it.

“My phone was going crazy,” he said. “Is he going to Pitt? Is he going to West Virginia? I finally quit answering people and didn't worry about it.”

Holgorsen was named to the West Virginia coaching staff on Wednesday but will remain at OSU through the bowl game.

“I'm very excited for Dana,” Weeden said. “It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the guy. To take over a program like that is special, you can't turn that down. I'm glad he'll be here for the bowl game, I think he wants to finish what we started.”

The Cowboys' All-Big 12 quarterback said Holgorsen leaving will not impact his decision to return to Stillwater or declare for the NFL Draft.

“No, not at all,” Weeden said. “I'll wait until after the bowl game and see what people are saying.”

Receiver Justin Blackmon, who also will decide whether to return to OSU or go to the NFL, was not available to the media on Friday due to a final exam.



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