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Bill Stewart Out At West Virginia

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Bill Stewart is out as head football coach of West Virginia University.

A person close to the situation told the Charleston Daily Mail Friday Stewart and the university reached an agreement in the afternoon to sever their relationship. A formal announcement confirming Stewart's resignation is imminent.

Stewart, who was promoted to the job after the Fiesta Bowl victory in 2008, won 28 games at West Virginia.

While most media outlets have stopped short of saying Stewart was outright fired, one has not.

Stewart: Fired for "conduct detrimental to the university."less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

 

This type of language may never be used in an official annoucement, but it's clear sign that Stewart's behavior was egregious.  Wherever you stand on Stewart as a coach, the time had long come for this coaching saga to end.  The allegations of underhandedness of Stewart made it impossible for him to continue roaming the WVU sideline.

Dana Holgorsen, who will now earn $1.4 million this season, will be promoted to head coach.  It's a logical move, considering that Holgorsen is the future of the program.

In a related note, it strikes a nail into the coffin of the coach-in-waiting scenario.  One would have to think that hesitation will be shown by any athletic director looking to walk down this path.

We will have more on this story as it develops.