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Dana Holgorsen Embodying The West Virginia Spirit...And Imbibes It's Spirits

When West Virginia hired Dana Holgorsen as their coach-in-waiting and offensive coordinator, they figured they were getting the kind of coach who could step into the West Virginia mythos right away and fully embody what it means to be a Mountaineer.

As we learned last week, they were more right than they knew.

Multiple sources told the Charleston Daily Mail Holgorsen was removed from Mardi Gras Casino & Resort after 3 a.m. May 18.  Holgorsen had been at a Mountaineer Athletic Club function earlier in the day in Logan before spending the evening at the casino with other university representatives.

Turns out, Dana isn't just trying to ingratiate himself into the WVU lifestyle, he's trying to set an entirely new standard of living out there.

Holgorsen has reportedly been involved in at least three and, perhaps, as many as six alcohol-related incidents in the last six months, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation.

The first five were hushed up, but the sixth incident at Mardi Gras Casino in Cross Lanes on May 18 has blown the cover off Holgorsen's embarrassing antics.

FYI, a year from now, Holgorsen will be the state of West Virginia's highest paid employee.

To be fair, the article is a little light of proof and a little heavy on speculation ("I can't say for's entirely possible."). But I mean, even if half of the incidents are true, that's way more than Doug Marrone, Charlie Strong, Greg Schiano and Skip Holtz combined. And we know how hard Big Skippy likes to party.

This is going to be fun.