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West Virginia AD Shane Lyons indicated that contract talks between the university and HC Dana Holgorsen are no longer taking place.
Said Lyons, "There will be no change in Dana’s contract at this time. We’ll now turn our attention to the 2016 season and hope to continue the momentum from the Cactus Bowl win and successful signing day." Holgorsen's job security was actually in question as the 2015 campaign drew late, but a stretch of five wins in six games helped to save the 44-year-old from the chopping block. For his career at West Virginia, he holds a 36-28 record across the last five seasons. While no extension's coming as of now, Holgorsen's under contract through 2017 and would be due the money owed on the contract if the team did choose to jettison him down the road. He makes $2.9 million annually. Feb 21 - 6:40 PM

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West Virginia AD Shane Lyons announced Dana Holgorsen will remain the school's head football coach.

"After evaluating our football program after the close of the regular season, I believe that continuity is best for our program," Lyons said in a statement. Multiple media reports stated the school was closely evaluating the head coach's success and fit with the program. The Mountaineers have won seven games in three of the last four seasons and have not been able to get over the hump in conference play.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 09:10:00 AM

Kirk Bohls reported on Twitter that West Virginia AD Oliver Luck is working on scheduling a home-and-home match-up with an SEC East school.

Strength of schedule becomes more important with the new playoff system in place and it goes without saying that the SEC contains some of the toughest competition in the country. Missouri is one possibility that has previously been rumored. The game wouldn't be played until the 2016 season at the earliest. This season, West Virginia is 6-3. They play Texas on Saturday.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 08:18:00 PM

West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck confirmed that Dana Holgorsen will return as head coach in 2014.

"In my opinion, continuity is the key ingredient that will bring our football program back to the high level that Mountaineer fans expect," Luck's statement read. West Virginia would have been forced to pay in excess of $11 million had fired Holgersen without cause. Holgorsen, who led the Mountaineers to a 10-3 record in his first season in 2011, has gone 7-6 and 4-8 in the past two seasons, respectively.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 08:31:00 PM