BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Traitor at the Puskar Center


I debated and deliberated for the last hour about whether or not I should post the following, given my Rumor Mill post from earlier today.

I’ve been DM’ing people on Twitter the latest info about what’s going on regarding the WVU Coaching Staff. And, after realizing that bloggers have freedoms that traditional writers do not have, I have decided to go ahead and post the following. I must warn you, this is not going to be pretty by any stretch of the imagination. So, grab a beer and hang on.

Anyone remember last week’s article that was put in the Huntington Herald-Dispatch by none other than Cheap Suit Chucky? Well, read our version of it, then come back here. [hailwv]

Turns out all of that stuff was leaked by none other than Karen Stewart, Bill’s wife.

Anyone remember the infamous “Karen in Morgantown” that called in to Statewide Sportsline back in December of 2010 and just bawled on the air over Bill Stewart’s days as WVU Football Head Coach being numbers? This makes sense.

Earlier this evening, I had heard it was Bill himself who leaked info to Landon. However, I am now hearing that it was Mrs. Stewart.

I’ve also been hearing from several folks that Mike Casazza, WVU sports beat writer at the Charleston Daily-Mail, will be posting an article in regards to what I’ve been discussing for the last hour with people.

There are also some rumblings that Jeff Casteel wants out. I don’t believe that one for a minute. Oliver Luck had to have taken care of Jeff Casteel during this transition… WVU is lucky to have the #1 underrated defensive genius in the country.

I decided that it was time to pull the trigger and release it to the world before anyone else does.

Earlier today, I called for Head Coach Bill Stewart to be fired. I still stand by that, more than ever. Oliver Luck has a lot of damage control to do, in my opinion.

Just like I’ve been reiterating, I still fully and completely back both Oliver Luck and Dana Holgorsen 100%.

Am I afraid of the backlash? No. Am I prepared for the backlash? Yes. I am not afraid of being wrong. It has happened before.

Goodnight, folks. I’m sure we’ll have more in the morning. The best thing for Mountaineer Nation to do right now is get some sleep, and lots of it.

MORNING UPDATE: I just want everyone to know I stand by what I heard. I also want everyone to know that these are simply rumors… and that there’s a damn good chance I could be wrong. But, I posted this simply because people want to know! Rumors or not, people want to know what’s going on. And, I WILL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES reveal my sources.

If I happen to be wrong on this, I will rectify the situation the best I can and that will (hopefully) be the end of it.

I had no idea this would blow up as big as it has last night. But, this is going to be filed under people want to know. Have a good day, everyone.

Final note: Any negative and derogatory comments will be deleted and your IP address will be banned from commenting on this site any further.

UPDATE2, 11am

Both The Smoking Musket & The Charleston Daily Mail have article published regarding a leak.

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  • Peter

    The Casteel thing didn’t ever make sense to me either, given that I thought I remembered hearing that Casteel’s unhappiness last fall helped lead to Luck bringing Dana on board in the first place.

    If this info is true, then Stewart should be asked to hit the bricks immediately, and I honestly think that this is then more embarrassing than damaging. If the news is something else, well, who knows?

  • Grace

    casteel wouldn’t leave morgantown. born and raised west virginia. his whole family lives here. he loves it. he’s a top-notch coach at the school he loves. he’s getting a ton of money. he got the coaching staff he wanted. what part of that adds up to casteel wanting out? the only thing even slightly related is that he and stew grew up together.

    I’m eager to see if this story unfolds anymore. otherwise, it’s just an embarrassment, and news sources created way too much drama in their foreshadowing.

  • EERS 2 Ya

    II’ll bet Landon is spreading this one around trying to drive a wedge in our program.

  • A Pitt fan posted here

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    • EERS 2 Ya

      Like a head coach beating his mistress? Good call spitt boy.

    • http://www.hailwv.com Jim

      To the Pitt fan, just an FYI, you are being banned from commenting on this site any further.

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  • BronxBoss28

    Would you consider this to be a black eye to the program? That is the terminology I have
    heard the issue will be when announced.

    • http://www.hailwv.com Jim

      More like black and blue in the face, complete with some of the program’s ear bitten off. WVU would be lucky to escape with a black eye.

  • Elroy from Fricksville

    Casteel is from West Virginia, born and bred. Hmmm….so was Rich Rod.

    Look, Holgy had some dubious credentials BEFORE he came here. As great of an offensive mind he is, he has coached the same number of major college games as I have as a head coach.

    I am just sayin……

    • http://www.hailwv.com Jim

      That may be, but I don’t think ANYONE could have forseen things getting this bad.

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  • Unbanned Pitt Fan

    Pitt fan coming in peace. Just wanted to know why you all believe this will be such a black mark on the program. If it is true, why not just cut ties with Stewart and move on? I’m fully cognizant of the fact that at Pitt we suffered a potentially terrible situation when Haywood threw a haymaker at his girlfriend, but he was immediately fired and our program is better for it. Is there more to this?

    • http://www.hailwv.com Jim

      The easiest route would have been to cut ties w/Stewart from the get-go after the Chumps Bowl. At least AD Peterson remedied the situation at Pitt rather quickly w/Haywood. The reason it would be a black mark on the program is because the Head Coach would be the one leaking information to an anti-WVU reporter on purpose. Can’t have that kind of espionage, IMO.

      There could be more to this… I’ve had to keep my Blackberry in the charger all last night and today! :)

      Thanks for coming in peace as well.

  • nw

    Honest question from a Wolverine who was(/still is?) a fan Rich Rodriguez. Would there be a chance with what is going on with Holgo and Stewart that RR could be brought back home? He’s a helluva a coach that was not given a full opportunity in Ann Arbor. With a quality DC, the sky’s the limit for him, as you experienced before Michigan poached him.

    Again, I’m not trying to flame, just trying to get the temperature of the WVU fan base.

    • http://www.hailwv.com Jim

      Frankly, I doubt that Rich Rodriguez would be brought back… if you think the backlash is huge now… could you imagine what it would be if RRod was brought back?

      • nw

        That is what I figured. in addition, there are egos involved that would have a difficult time admitting that decisions made in the past weren’t the best decisions to be made.

        But RR with Casteel as DC at WVU was a perfect fit. It’s unfortunate that the AD was changed out before RR left. It seems that was the source of conflict.

        • nw

          I meant “wasn’t changed out”. Its typing by amateurs day today.

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