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WVU Football Coaching Staff Shakeup

Coach Holgorsen continues to shake up his football staff following a historically bad season on defense. Check here for updates as they occur.

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Coach Gillespie Bolts For Rocky Top

Fifth assistant needs to be replaced since season's end.

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Crook Hiring Made Official

Parkersburg native returns home to coach the Mountaineer offensive line.

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Ron Crook Being Hired For OL Coaching Job

Several outlets are now confirming the hire.

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Galloway Return Official, Staff Complete

In what is hopefully the last major update to this thread, WVU has made the official announcement marking the return of Lonnie Galloway to the football staff as receivers coach.

Coach Galloway originally was part of the staff during Coach Bill Stewart's tenure as head coach of the Mountaineers from 2008 through the 2010 season. When Coach Holgorsen evaluated the inherited offensive staff, Coach Galloway was the lone retention, only to head to Wake Forest instead.

Coach Galloway is known as an excellent recruiter and is credited with bringing Tavon Austin and Bruce Irvin to play football for the Mountaineers.

Here's what Coach Holgorsen has to say regarding the hire:

"We are excited to welcome Lonnie back to West Virginia," said Holgorsen. "During his three years here, our players had great respect for him, and he brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm with him to work every day. I look forward to the positive infusion his coaching and recruiting will bring to our program."

With Galloway back in the fold, Offensive Coordinator Shannon Dawson will slide over (position coach-wise) and take care of the quarterbacks now. The football staff, as it stands right now, is now officially complete.

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It's Official: WVU's Jake Spavital Headed To Texas

The news broke late Thursday night that WVU quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital is indeed headed to Texas A&M and Heisman Winner Johnny Manziel

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Jake Spavital To Texas A&M

Dana Holgorsen has another void to fill on his coaching staff as the young quarterbacks coach heads to Aggieland for a bump in salary and the chance to coach a Heisman winner.

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