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WVU AD: Couldn’t win national title with Stewart

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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2010, file photo, Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen addresses the media during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla. Holgorsen has been hired for the same position at West Virginia next season, and the Mountaineer

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2010, file photo, Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen addresses the media during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla. Holgorsen has been hired for the same position at West Virginia next season, and the Mountaineers plan to make him head coach in 2012.

Sue Ogrocki, File, Associated Press

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck says he decided to replace Bill Stewart as head football coach because a national championship wasn't possible under the program's current leadership.

Luck said Thursday he first informed Stewart about his decision to replace him on Nov. 14. He says he first met with Oklahoma State's Dana Holgorsen on Nov. 23.

The athletic director says Holgorsen has signed a six-year term sheet, but there is no signed contract yet as some details need to be ironed out.

Luck announced Wednesday that West Virginia has hired Hologorsen as its head

coach in-waiting, scheduled to replace Stewart prior to the 2012 season. He will serve as the Mountaineers' offensive coordinator next season.

Stewart will take an undetermined administrative post.

John Raby reported from Charleston, W.Va.