The Latest on Dana Holgorsen

Dana Holgorsen was somewhat incognito during the first half of the Texas Class 5A Division II Texas semifinal between Denton Guyer and Longview at SMU's Ford Stadium. The Oklahoma State offensive coordinator was sitting mostly by himself in the north end zone seats watching the three OSU commitments from the Guyer team that would go on to post their 13th victory in dramatic fashion.

Holgorsen, one of the most celebrated college football assistant coaches this season, was watching the Guyer trio of quarterback J.W. Walsh, wide receiver/cornerback Josh Stewart, and defensive end Jimmy Bean.

I joined Holgorsen in the second half, along with later Oklahoma State assistant coach Jason Jones, former OSU player and NEO assistant coach Zach Allen, and the occassional Oklahoma State fan.

So what is the latest with Holgorsen?

"Nothing really. I'm watching these guys and then I will be back in Stillwater tomorrow for practice," said Holgorsen.

The dynamic offensive play caller for the Cowboys this season, Holgorsen saud he did not want to discuss his situation. He only confirmed that he would return to Stillwater in the morning, leaving room for him to have discussions later in the day and evening.

He did say he told OSU head coach Mike Gundy and athletic director Mike Holder that even though he had not signed a contract with Oklahoma State since coming to work at the school last January that he was not going to bounce around and chase jobs. He his intention is to coach at Oklahoma State unless a better opportunity were to come along.

There has been speculation that Holgorsen could be a candidate for the vacant Pittsburgh head coaching position and that he might, perhaps, be meeting in Dallas with Pitt athletic director Steve Pederson. That was purely speculation.

While at the game Holgorsen's total focus was on the game and watching the Cowboy recruits.

Of course, the game was very dramatic with Walsh throwing a touchdown pass with 10 seconds left for a 28-27 Guyer win to earn a spot in the Class 5A, Division II Texas state championship game, so it was easy to focus on the game.


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