Holliday Hiring?

Former West Virginia and current Florida assistant John 'Doc' Holliday was in Morgantown on Friday speaking with members of the Mountaineer coaching staff and administration.

Holliday, the associate head coach in charge of safeties at Florida, could be named to the WVU staff soon. Sources close to the program say Holliday must still complete a background check, but that he was in town and at the Puskar Center. He has reportedly been offered $2 million for a five year contract. The $400,000 annual salary would more than WVU has ever paid any assistant.

The West Virginia native was at WVU from 1979-99, when he accepted the associate head coach and wide recivers job under Chuck Amato at N.C. State. He was named to Urban Myer's Florida staff in 2005. Holliday, known as among the nation's best recruiters in Florida, would likely be an assistant head coach for the Mountaineers. He would mentor the tight ends and fullbacks and be the recruiting coordinator.

Head coach Bill Stewart did not comment on Holliday in his press conference today, when he announced three additions to the staff: associate head and safeties coach Steve Dunlap, cornerbacks coach David Lockwood and running backs and slot wideouts coach Chris Beatty.


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