If you thought the West Virginia football situation was going poorly, that was nothing. If what Colin Dunlap said Monday night is true, things just went nuclear.
Coming on the heels of reports that Bill Stewart is the source to an article that sullies Dana Holgorsen’s reputation even more so than he was doing on his own, Dunlap put some context behind the story.
The former Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer was a guest on Pittsburgh’s 93.7 The Fan Monday night when he said that Stewart asked him to “dig up some dirt” on his coach-in-waiting. This apparently including looking into unreported DUIs and any other “skeletons in his closet.”
Dunlap says this took place in December and that Stewart asked one other reporter to do the same thing.
Dunlap also reports that during spring practice, Holgorsen often overruled Stewart in front of the team.
If true, all of this jives with Monday’s news that Stewart was planting information about Holgorsen, ostensibly to get him run out of town.
Tuesday’s going to be a fun time in Morgantown. Especially since West Virginia players are scheduled to meet with the media in the morning.
I know they just approved beer sales during Mountaineer football games, but maybe the entire WVU athletic department should just go ahead and have a drink right now.
For more on this latest tableau out of Machiavellian Morgantown, join SB Nation’s The Smoking Musket.