Friday, January 19, 2018
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W.Va. coach Holgorsen candid on recruiting

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen was candid on Monday when he talked about recruiting.

Maybe more candid than his colleagues might like.

Holgorsen, when asked about new rules and how they effect recruiting said in part, "I know you lie in recruiting a bunch, and that's just part of it."

In full context, according to the transcript on West Virginia's website, Holgorsen started talking in general about new NCAA rules regarding benefits for players at larger programs.

"There will be a lot of talk as far as what we're going to be able to do," Holgorsen said. "People will use this to their advantage in recruiting. … I know you lie in recruiting a bunch, and that's just part of it. What are we actually doing? What are we actually feeding these guys? Our job is to get guys on campus.

"Once they're on campus, our players do a lot of recruiting. They spend a lot of time with the recruits, and I encourage them to tell the truth about what we give them and how we treat them."

Colorado State: Coach Jim McElwain signed a new five-year contract through 2019, interim athletic director John Morris said.

Duke: Linebacker Kelby Brown, a first-team all-ACC pick last season, will have an MRI exam after injuring his left knee. Brown had 114 tackles last season.

Oklahoma: The school voted to suspend linebacker Frank Shannon for a year, but has been unable to enforce the decision. In a news release, president David L. Boren said the school's internal disciplinary process voted June 18 to remove Shannon for a violation of its Title IX policy, which covers sexual misconduct.

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