West Virginia AD addresses Dana Holgorsen rumors
West Virginia’s athletic director issued a statement on social media to address rumors surrounding Dana Holgorsen.
For background, two reporters said on Thursday that Holgorsen wanted the Texas Tech job, but Red Raiders athletic director Kirby Hocutt declined to interview him.
— That David Collier (@CollieronTV) November 29, 2018
Thought I had tweeted this earlier — and I included it in this story. But yes, as others have reported, WVU coach Dana Holgorsen wanted the job, and Kirby Hocutt declined to interview him, a source told me. https://t.co/KrwSOxDwc9
— Don Williams (@AJ_DonWilliams) November 29, 2018
Holgorsen has been the head coach at West Virginia since 2011 and is 61-40 in his career with the Mountaineers. Prior to getting the West Virginia job, he was an assistant under Mike Leach at Texas Tech.
Here is what West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons said about Holgorsen.
— Shane Lyons (@WVUADLyons) November 30, 2018
Hocutt likely did not interview Holgorsen because he already knew whom he was going to hire for the job. Texas Tech seems to have already found its replacement for Kliff Kingsbury.