West Virginia AD Oliver Luck Releases Statement On Bill Stewart's Reported Dana Holgorsen Smear Job

West Virginia's shiny new AD Oliver Luck, never a man to suffer fools gladly at the best of times, has some thoughts on the recent alleged journalistic torpedoing of his incoming head football coach by his outgoing football coach. And while he's too genteel to name either Bill Stewart or Dana Holgorsen directly, there's enough there there to infer that yes, in fact, our WVU blogger may be onto something. Luck's statement:

"There have been various reports, much speculation, and rumor around our football program and coaches. But I want to make it clear that I consider these to be personnel matters and while I take them very seriously, I am dealing with them internally and privately – and I will not discuss them publicly.

"What I will say is that our athletic department coaches and staff are clear that their focus is on the program, the team and a successful season.

"My expectations of all our coaches and staff have not wavered; that is to run a clean and honest program with the utmost integrity and professionalism. Anything less is unacceptable and will not be tolerated."

For more on the placid, undisturbed waters of the West Virginia athletic culture, visit SB Nation's The Smoking Musket.

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