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The circus is leaving Morgantown

OK, Pitt football fans, you have to admit, this was fun to watch.

The West Virginia football program tried to clean up its coaching mess Friday when Bill Stewart resigned and Dana Holgorsen took over.

Holgorsen, AD Oliver Luck's coach-in-waiting, doesn't have to wait any longer to be the man.

The man I find partly responsible is Luck himself.

Luck's hiring of Holgorsen and refusal to fire Stewart cultivated the troubles that led to Friday's events. It was supposed to be a smooth transition. It turned out to be anything but smooth.

Stewart and Holgorsen didn't like each other. You can't blame them, but you could expect them to act like adults.

Holgorsen allegedly got unruly at a casino and had to be removed. Then, the allegations got interesting. Stewart reportedly tried to dig up dirt on Holgorsen.

Maybe Stewart thought that he could survive if more reports surfaced about Holgorsen.

Instead, when that news broke, it hastened Stewart's departure.

Now that the circus is over, we have to wait and see if it will affect anything on the field. 


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