This is a guy that lived in a hotel for his single year in Stillwater. A guy regularly pounding Red Bulls during games. A bachelor. A disciple of Mike Leach. A guy already with a reputation for enjoying the party a bit. Oh, and he works at a school that already employs Bob Huggins.
With all of that, does anyone really think that he is facing any real problems? Or is he simply trying to fit in?
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.
Holgorsen’s behavior allegedly reached a point that necessitated involvement from on-site security, sources said. Holgorsen was escorted out of the casino with the episode caught on surveillance. University representatives who were with Holgorsen were said to have then intervened. No arrest was made.
Police records indicate Metro 911 received a call from the casino at 3:13 a.m. that night. A “white male” was said to be “refusing to cooperate with the casino’s management.” Casino supervisors had the male detained at the time.
The Nitro Police Department was dispatched to the scene. The official records do not say what happened next, but it’s believed Holgorsen was released under the supervision of those he was with.
In other words, no charges filed.
Surprisingly, this actually has an impact. The Big East meetings canceled their last day of AD meetings because WVU AD Ollie Luck felt he needed to return to Morgantown to address this.
Unless there is more to the story than this, I doubt this does much more than burnish his party image. Maybe a wrist slap, but considering he was hand-picked by AD Luck, I don’t see too much more happening.
When Pitt was reportedly looking at Holgorsen, one spin after he went to WVU as Coach-in-Waiting was that Pitt was interested but his party rep had him nixed by Chancellor Nordenberg. While I am not sure about the veracity of the story, this incidence lends a veneer credence to it.