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Bill Stewart Advises WVU Players To Move On

Outgoing WVU football coach Bill Stewart, who officially resigned on Friday after allegations that he told members of the press to "dig up dirt" on head-coach-in-waiting Dana Holgorsen, met with some of his former players on Saturday and advised them to move on.

"The meeting was brief," junior offensive lineman Jeff Braun. "(Stewart) took it the way I would think he would.

"I would fight a war for that man. ... But he told us to move forward."

Stewart told the team that he would be in the stands at home games next season. He also told players he was there if they needed him.

Holgorsen, who had been slated to be WVU's offensive coordinator in 2011, began getting in touch with WVU's defensive players late Friday, around the time the news broke that Stewart would resign.

Unless there are any more revelations or pseudo-revelations about Holgorsen and alcohol (which I doubt, given that much of the reporting that led to this whole mess seems to have been seriously exaggerated), it looks like WVU's football program can return to normalcy. It's been an ugly couple of months, but now Holgorsen is in charge, and the "head-coach-in-waiting" period is over.

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