No Official Word

While reports continued to circulate that indicated Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen would soon be announced as the head coach in waiting at West Virginia, media relations officials at both schools declined to elaborate.

Reached at his office in Stillwater, Okla., Cowboys spokesman Gavin Lang said that OSU's athletic department had no comment on the reports, which first surfaced Monday evening in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy did later offer comment in a statement.

"West Virginia has expressed a very strong interest in Dana Holgorsen," Gundy said, according to NewsOK.com, the web site of the Oklahoman. "That's all I can say right now."

Initial reports gained momentum Tuesday morning as the Charleston Gazette weighed in, reporting that a final decision had been made: Holgorsen would be coming to WVU in 2011 as offensive coordinator and would take over the head coaching job, currently held by Bill Stewart, in time for the 2012 season.

"You should talk to the people at West Virginia," Lang said. "This is their announcement to make."

Reached early Tuesday afternoon, Mountaineer director of football communications Mike Montoro could not confirm or deny the reports.

While Montoro emphasized there were no imminent announcements coming from his office, he admitted that was subject to change.

"We have no information right now," Montoro said.


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