Bill Stewart, West Virginia Negotiating Exit, According To Report

It sounds like a chapter of the great West Virginia Mountaineers succession drama might be wrapping up: West Virginia Illustrated reports "exit strategy" negotiations are underway between coach Bill Stewart and WVU. But wait there's more!

WVi also reports Stewart contacted a second West Virginia reporter in addition to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Colin Dunlap. According to Thursday's report, the Dunlap and the anonymous reporter got in touch with each other shortly after being propositioned, comparing notes and presumably boggling before passing out for several hours.

It cannot conceivably be long now before Stewart is let go by Oliver Luck. If buyout negotiations aren't happening right now, you have to assume they'll happen very soon. The longer his name technically remains in place, the more unsettling this is for the program.

Unless something totally nuts happens, Dana Holgorsen should probably start thinking about what he'll do with the head coach's office, besides adding a blackjack table and so forth.

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

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