WVU confirms Holgorsen's departure

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MORGANTOWN, W.VA-(WTAP SPORTS)-Days of speculation have ended.

Dana Holgorsen is leaving West Virginia University to take over the football program at the University of Houston.

Wednesday afternoon West Virginia University Athletic Director Shane Lyons issued the following statement:

“I want to thank Coach Holgorsen for his eight years at West Virginia. We wish him and his family all the best at the University of Houston. Our national search for his replacement has already begun, and I know it will be a successful one. A proven record of competitive success, a passion for the student-athlete, emphasis on academics and a strong work ethic are among the qualities that I will be looking for in our next head coach. We will move quickly to bring him to Morgantown to continue our strong winning tradition and solidify our place in the Big 12 and on the national scene. We are looking forward to this new and exciting era of Mountaineer football.”

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