MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Mike Parsons’ 34-year tenure within the West Virginia athletics department officially will end June 30, according to a settlement that follows the deputy AD being stripped of his duties last summer, a university source told MetroNews.

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WVU deputy athletics director Mike Parsons reportedly was stripped of his duties last summer.

Parsons’ contentious relationship with WVU athletics director Oliver Luck became especially strained during the fall of 2012 when they clashed over bidding irregularities that surfaced during the initial awarding of third-tier media rights to IMG.

Neither was part of the evaluation panel when WVU was forced to re-bid and chose IMG a second time during the summer of 2013, by which point Luck had decided to remove Parsons from the department, a source said.

“(Parsons) had a lawyer who felt that he had a good case against the university arguing that he was unfairly relieved of his duties,” said a source who spoke to MetroNews on condition of anonymity.

Parsons declined to respond Tuesday to the source’s information, and Parson’s attorney Mike Carey also could not be reached.

WVU spokesman John Bolt referred questions about Parsons to sports information director Mike Fragale, who said, ”We don’t have any comment at this time.”

Though Parsons remains on the athletics department staff directory, his office reportedly has been cleared.

“He was asked to go away,” the source said. “He’s no longer a member of the athletic department. Technically he’s working in the athletic department until June 30, but he’s gone.”

Under open records laws, MetroNews has requested details of Parsons’ settlement, which the source said guarantees the outgoing deputy AD an undetermined payment.

A 1977 WVU journalism graduate, Parsons became the Mountaineers’ sports information director in 1979 and advanced to assistant athletics director three years later. By 2003 he was promoted to his current role, in which he had managed the daily operation of the department, including oversight of employment contracts and sponsorships.

Parsons helped build the Mountaineer Sports Network, which handled the in-house broadcast rights of WVU sports before they were outsourced to IMG last summer.

State attorney general Patrick Morrisey said in April 2013 his office found “significant errors and sloppiness” in Luck’s handling of the initial bidding for the school’s third-tier media rights. Luck originally joined Parsons and associate athletic director of business operations Mike Szul in evaluating the first round of bidding. When those two had questions about Luck’s preference for selecting IMG, the WVU athletics director added three panel members mid-process.

Neither Parsons or Szul voted in December 2012 when Luck sought a same-day approval for IMG’s bid. Morrisey said the two original panelists “were not afforded a timely opportunity to formally vote in favor of the winning proposal.”

West Virginia Radio Corp., the parent company of MetroNews, previously provided a statewide network of affiliates for WVU radio broadcasts of football, men’s and women’s basketball and baseball—an agreement that ended with the outsourcing of third-tier rights to IMG. WVRC has litigation pending against Luck, IMG and various WVU administrators involved with the first round of bidding the attorney general nixed.

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Comments

  • Mister Man

    Thank you for your service Mr. Parsons. I appreciate the good things you have done for WVU. I, also, appreciate the effort by Mr. Luck. I think he is doing a great job. The money coming in to the university is increasing and will continue to do so. A new baseball field is an upgrade long overdue. The future is looking good for WVU.

  • frank

    IF OLIVER LUCK IS SO GREAT AND BEING A LAWYER ....
    WHY COULD HE NOT LEGALLY PUT A RFP THAT WAS PROPER , LEGAL AND IMPARTIAL WHEN SELECTING IMG?
    WHY COULD HE NOT LAWFULLY DISMISS AN EMPLOYEE WITHOUT A LAW SUIT.

    • cutty77

      Shows how much you know. Oliver didn't have to do what he did on the this. How come WVRC never ever had any competition on This untill Oliver took over.

      • William

        HOW MANY SHADY DEALS HAVE WVU BEEN CAUGHT DOING? 8, 9 OR 10

        NOW WE KNOW WHAT TYPE OF PEOPLE ARE THE LEADERS AT WVU THANKS TO JR FOR STANDING UP TO WVU

        AND IT ALL OVER MONEY AND THE FANS & SPORT ARE THE ONES THAT GET HURT THE MOST

        • Brandon

          How many shady deals did JR get?

          He only turned against WVU when he didn't get the last deal.

          Parsons was a part of the old Good Ole Boy network. Oliver Luck is not. Yes he messed up, but he did not bow down to your JR like so many before him did!

          • Wilson 72

            Easy to answer your question....0. JR never recieved any deals. You obviously don't understand what has gone on for the past 30+ years. Mr. Raese loves WVU so much he is willing to spend his own money to try to clean it up. Remember, the lawsuit is not an attempt to gain the rights, because WVRC did not bid on the rights the second time around. The suit is an attempt to clean up the corruption at WVU and to restore some integrity to Mr. Raese's alma mater.

          • OhMY

            Cutty77,

            If you want to see sickening, look in the mirror. You have no clue of the truth.

        • Hailey

          You remind me of my 6 yr old...when she is upset and feeling desperate she starts to yell in all caps ...we hope she grows out of it. You think you will ever grow out of this childish behavior ?

          You sir are a very strange man ... And I use that word (man)very loosely

          • cutty77

            @ Wilson32,
            Quit being The House Mouse for JR. Its getting sickening.

        • Nobama!!!

          Im proud of you William. You finally took your socks off so you could count to 10.

        • danny

          u mad bro?

      • Wilson 72

        Cutty77,

        Can you read? I can think of at least 15 times on this site you have been told that WVRC has never owned the rights, WVU did. What exactly would any other company 'competed' with WVRC on? Production and deliver of the product....which WVRC did for free? You act like you know so much, tell us exactly what another company would have competed with WVRC on this??

        • cutty77

          Thats why you and WVRC are complaining so much,because they did it all for free. JR does nothing for free,and thats ok he's a Business Man.I give you this,they used all of WVU money to pay for everything they WVRC did,then told WVU that WVRC lost money. Thats so funny its should be on TV. I wish i could get 60 minutes in on this Deal. Then watch everybody at WVRC shut up and leave town.

          • JL

            So it is your position - as a businessman of course - that WVRC used WVU to create itself. Let's see - 26 radio stations doing 227,760 hours of programming a year was financed by 160 hours of WVU games each year. Wow - what an incredible story.

          • OhMY

            The truth will come out and I along with all the other Mountaineer fans with integrity look forward to your apology.

    • Big Bob-E

      I see you have been tested and certified...I...D...I...O...T

    • jpf

      Frank, it's evident you are not too bright. And why the childish yelling?

    • joe

      luck needs 2 go...

    • Matt M

      Could you please use bold type next time too. You obviously have no business knowledge. Luck has increased WVU's revenue in his tenure.

  • MountainMover

    This is just the latest chapter in the ongoing litany of examples of WVU's inability to handle success. All those BCS wins and that Final Four appearance -- all in just the last decade -- mean nothing when, off the field, this program look like an old Keystone Cops movie.

    • Mister Man

      What? Keystone Cops? You're joking. Right Marshall Mover?

  • Mountain Man

    Luck is a an arrogant scoundrel. Nothing good has come from his brief tenure. C'mon people......wake up!

    • cutty77

      Eddie P and Mike P had a Great Deal going for over 25 years. It didn't take Oliver Long to dismantle this Bad Business Deal for WVU. Don't feel sorry for Mike or Eddie they made money beyond their wildest Dreams. Both Backed up to get their Pay Checks. Both of them still has some free food coupons some where hid at home. Both Free-loaded on WVU for over 25 years.

      • OhMY

        Let's look at WVU's success under Pastilong and Parsons...multiple Bowl appearances, national championship game, top 10 and top 25 national rankings in football, NCAA tourney and elite 8 in basketball and most importantly WVU had a positive NATIONAL Brand. Now, under Luck the WVU brand is a joke nationally AND. Look at the current success/ situation with our programs, it's pitiful. Thanks Mr. Luck

    • Mister Man

      Scoundrel? I don't think so Marshall Man.

    • Mike

      ...and Huggins hates Parsons.

    • jpf

      Mountain Man, you evidently are the one sound asleep. Luck is doing great things for WVU and has the backing of the major supporters.

  • Independent View

    Hey WILSON is Parsons your brother and was Bill Stewart your brother-in-law? Sounds like a relative of both.
    Oliver Luck, as AD is also CEO of WVU's Athletic Department and as usch has every right to chose his staff and say who stays and who goes within existing staff. PERIOD.
    And, no to you Wilson, et al posters, settling out of court means that it would probably be cheaper to settle than endure a long and protracted trial, in which Parsons would probably loose. However, it's the lawyers' game to sue & settle based on this principle. Oops, did I use the word lawyer and principle in the same sentence? Bad.Stop second guessing Luck's decisions and try showing some support. Unless you are qualified to be an AD,SID, football coach, basketball coach, baseball coach, golf coach, etc. then sit down and shut up. Your mindless rants and postings are a waste of time and I wish I had the five minutes back that I wasted reading your drivel.

    • Wilson 72

      The proper word in your rant would be "Parsons woujld probably lose"....not loose. You LOSE all credibiltiy when you can't even spell. Why do some of you folks get all bent out of whack when someone speaks the truth? I think WILSON has hit the nail on the head and you know it.

      • Uncle Unctuous

        Wilson, you misspelled "would" and "credibility". Just sayin'.

        • cutty77

          Ha,Ha. Wilson you are having a bad day.

  • mike

    A lot of people on here are right, Luck should go, he is terrible.

    Why else would he be a finalist for the Texas AD job
    Why else would he be a finalist for the Stanford AD job
    Why else is he on the first College football committee.

    yea lets get rid of him

    • Mister Man

      Yup. LOL!

    • Wilson 72

      finalist, maybe.....but none have hired him.....why? Why would anyone want this guy after the mess he has created here?

    • joe

      Good comment about if Luck is so bad then why is he always in demand. I hope he realizes he has enough support to block out all these negative nancys looking to find fault. Btw, I just spent a week away at corporate meetings and a co worker / longhorn fan from Houston and myself spent a good deal of time talking College football and Big12. He raved on and on about how people in Houston (and Texas in general) love Luck. Eventually he kept talking about them as big fans, and I was prompted to ask... Are u talking about Andrew now? And he quickly said "No. Oliver Luck. People love him here"

  • Wilson

    Wonder why they (WVU) agreed to settle? They obviously had made mistakes in their treatment of Mr. Parsons and he knew it. Had they went to court, they knew they would lose. Most people don't realize that Mike Parsons is the one person in that Athletic office that you could trust. If he told you something, you could take that to the bank. He was the guy who had to say no to Rich Rod to keep us out of trouble with the NCAA. He is the one person left with any kind of integrityin that department. This man did a fantastic job at WVU, he built what was considered the best college radio network in America. He worked hard to make the Mountaineer Sports Network (MSN) into the envy of many schools across the country. He put his heart and soul into WVU and this is what he gets in return? Mr. Luck, you should be ashamed of yourself. Look what you have done......first Bill Stewart......now Mike Parsons. What a shame for WVU and the entire state of West Virginia.

    • eerfan

      Parsons has been on the hot seat for a while. He was the one who forced RR out and just made it hell for all in the athletic department. Once Pastilong was ousted it was just a matter of time before Parsons was gone. Can tell you this, there are not many people who work over there who sad to see him leave.

      • Ron "from Morgantown"

        Can I have his MSN license plate ?

    • shawn

      Please don't start the Bill Stewart stuff. The man did a fantastic job bringing the team together for the Fiesta Bowl but he should've never been hired. WVU should've taken the time to find a better coach. He did a good job with the kids and was an excellent motivator and teacher of life. But lets face it, it doesnt cut it these days. When Nick Saban calls to inquire about who would be taking over for Rich Rod then you need to entertain it and get some feeback from him.

      • Greg

        True

      • eerfan

        He also got us put on probation and set our program back at least 5 years. Bill was a great guy but never should have been the HC. Just another idiotic move by the Pastilong/Parson team...

    • cutty77

      There are a Very Long List of People that Mike Parsons has run off during His Time at WVU.He will go to work for WVRC tomorrow,hes been working for them that last 25 years anyway,no it will legal.

      • Ron "from Morgantown"

        He better not try to sell me radio advertising .

        • cutty77

          No but he will driving in one of there Cars,Ron But it wont say MSN-1 on The PLATE.

      • Wilson 72

        Lets see the list Cutty? Name them. Put up or shut up!

        • cutty77

          @Wilson 72,and WVUFAN,
          You 2 guys don't know alot about anything,and nothing about everything.

          • True WVU Fan

            Soooo where's this mysterious list you refer to Mr. Cutty77?

      • WVUFAN

        I'm sure WVRC would love to have Parsons on their staff, however, I suggest he will land at a large university somewhere else because he is very well respected in the collegiate world for his work at WVU with MSN. Mr. Luck has done it again. Unfortunately for West Virginia, he will probably not stick around.

        • cutty77

          Parsons will never leave Mon. County.

          • OhMY

            Want to place a little wager on that? Put ur $$ where your mouth is.

        • Gen Kemp

          WVRC has had Parsons on their staff for some time now... do you understand why this is happening?

          • True WVU Fan

            Parsons had NEVER been on WV Radio Corp. Staff ...never. So Gen Kemp, enlighten us, why is this happening?

    • BigMo

      Wilson....you have no idea what the hell you are talking about.

      • WVUFAN

        Quite the contrary. I think Wilson is spot on.

    • Mister Man

      Yup. Many schools across the country made a point of voicing their envy. LOL!!!!

      • Wilson 72

        that is a true statement. Maybe you should speak with a few of Mr. Parsons peers. He will end up at a much larger school and WVU will have lost yet another dedicated true Mountaineer. Sad

        • cutty77

          Well then Tell Mr Parsons to Hit The Road. The sooner The Better.

        • Whip

          So he going to be the AD at.....Ohio State, LSU, Alabama, USC, ND, Florida.....please name the much larger school.

          • True WVU Fan

            He has options. Probably a Big 10 school

    • flossrancher

      You claim MSN "was considered the best college radio network in America." That's the problem with the passive transformation, the sentence can be rewritten without the subject. Please tell us what impartial research organization considered MSN the best college radio network in America. Or did you make this up? (It's a rhetorical question; don't bother replying. Everyone already knows the answer.)

      • Ron "from Morgantown"

        Hilarious - are you an english teacher ? I love the post .

        • floddrancher

          Yes, Ron, I'm a former English professor. Year after year teaching English 102, the same eight or ten problems came up in so many student papers--introducing a new idea at the end of the essay, comparing anything to Nazi Germany, stringing together is/are/were sentences, etc. The passive transformation allows me to say Millard Fillmore is remembered as the greatest president, a claim I can't make in an active sentence. Apparently this "Wilson" was never in my class, or never paid attention when he was there. Pity.

          • Ron "from Morgantown"

            That's laugh out loud funny . I need help with the written word , what books do you suggest ?

    • Ron "from Morgantown"

      I've waited to post this , we are investigating. , we will get back to you . And your act seems to have backfired BIG TIME. Are you surprised by the backlash ? I'm not , people have harbored these feelings for a long time and we finally got the opportunity to air our disapproval .

      • flossrancher

        Ron: Here's my "spam-magnet" e-mail address. Let's have coffee and laugh at the loonies some time. Be sure to put "Ron" in the subject line. flossrancher@yahoo.com

    • Michelle

      Couldn't agree more! Finally someone with some intelligence!!!!

    • Charles

      Sounds like all of Raese's minions are out in full force at Metro News.

    • jwg66

      Best to settle. Court is costly and publicly ugly for both sides. Best to simply pay up and go forward. The only winner from court is the press.

    • Whip

      Wilson:
      You must be Parsons lover or on a crack pipe. Your statements or over the top clueless.

      • True WVU Fan

        I think Wilson knows much more about the truth than most who comment here. If you actually fact check his comments you will see that he has much more knowledge of the situation than most. Check it yourself, I have.

  • shawn

    Times change, money talks and you have to stay with the big boys or you get left behind.

    • JL

      How's that working out for WVU?

      • shawn

        Well come 2015-16 the full payout will come in handy to build the school even more. Am I happy with every decision O.L and the staff have mad? Absolutely not. I dont like beer sales at the football games, dont like the reseating at the coliseum, and it was a little shady when it come to the IMG deal.

        Oliver Luck is doing what Ed Pastilong wouldn't and thats one of the reasons Rich Rod bounced. You gotta take chances, pony up some cash and make Morgantown more appealing to ppl. It already looks 10 times cleaner than when I went there 10 years ago.

    • GregG

      Money doesn't talk, but Luck will damn sure follow the greedy voices in his head. Luck is going to follow the money right of the cliff and take WVU with him. This isn't Texas. West Virginia isn't polluted with Billionaires that can support 4-5 big schools. WVU is lucky to have a few millionaires and a loyal group of fans. And Luck is hell bent on pricing the fans out of the stadium. I know that todays NCAA Football programs take big money to operate. But like it or not, WVU has to find a balance somewhere between being able to sit at the big boys table and yet not pricing the fans into their recliners. All about the money Luck hasn't done anything right since he came to WVU. And the longer he stays the deep the hole becomes. And unlike a Florida St, Auburn or Michigan, WVU can not climb out of a hole in the course of two or three seasons. Recruits aren't waiting in line just because of our name. And the longer Luck is around the deeper the hole, and the deeper the hole.......well you'll see.

      • Pruntytown

        Is it better to lose in a good conference and get paid or win some in a shi*ty conference for peanuts? Luck did what he had to do and their were no promises made that it was going to be easy. I respect your viewpoints and agree with most of your posts, but it is time to move on and be supportive. Negativity will get you nothing.

  • Tim C

    Since he built MSN he was reluctant to get on board with the switch to IMG. He was too close to WV Radio Corp to suit Ollie..

  • WVUFAN

    Mike Parsons was the only man left in the Athletic Department with any integrity at all. This is a downright shame. Oliver Luck has completely destroyed the department now. This is what happens to honest and ethical people at West Virginia University. If you don't play their back-door, underhanded games, you are removed. Mr. Luck, please find another job far, far away so WVU can once again regain some of its integrity!

    • matt

      Mentioning "Mike Parsons" and "integrity" in the same sentence is laughable.

      I'm surprised it took this long to force him out.

      • cutty77

        WVU let him flap in the wind for the last year.

      • WVUFAN

        If you make that statement, you don't know Mike Parsons. He is top of the line. Yes he had to make some tough decisions but his integrity has never been questioned.

    • BigMo

      Parsons has no integrity.....he is all about Mike.

  • WVUlifer

    Just the latest move by Luck to get rid of any opposition in-house. It's his way or the highway. As long as that shady road is paved with $.

    • JC Smith

      Now that most if not all honesty has been 'removed' from Oliver Luck's department, he and his good ole boy network can continue to run rampent and bankrupt our beloved WVU. West Virginians, are we gonna set back and let that happen? How about you President Gee?

  • Ron "from Morgantown"

    Parsons was the guy who fired Jack Flemming . That's all you need to know abot him . So I wouldn't cry too much about this .

    • Fleming Fan

      Apparently you don't recall how the broadcasts were suffering by that point.

    • JL

      That is a lie. Mike Parsons did not fire Jack Fleming and Jack stayed on the MSN payroll until he passed away. He was removed from the air after he had a series of mini strokes that caused him to lose eyesight and slur his speech. Mike Parsons was as HUGE fan of Jack Fleming and treated him like a saint. That's all you need to know about that Ron.

      • Ron "from Morgantown"

        If Parsons didn't fire Flemming , then who did ? He was removed from the air by sombody AGAINST his will . Remember that famous quote from Jack ? "I hope they let me stay and at least sell the popcorn " .

        • cutty77

          Ron,
          I believe you but don't forget The Man Behind The Curtain. Dale Miller,who was Mike's Boss. I wish i knew who he is on here too. I'd say its either Wilson 32 or WVUFAN. Just a Guess,but if not their cousins i bet. lol

          • OhMY

            You are an absolute idiot! Dale Miller has never been Parsons boss. Anyone who knows anything about WVU and MSN knows that. Which means you don't and each of your comments continue to reinforce that fact

      • Ron "from Morgantown"

        Ya Mr Flemming stayed on the payroll until his death the same way Parsons is on the payroll till June - with an empty office and no responsibility .

    • JC Smith

      LOL, that is funny. Jack was great, but the game had passed him. Mike Parsons had to make tough decisions, but he was never afraid to do so, because he loved WVU and always did what he thought was best for WVU, not himself or his own back account!

      • Ron "from Morgantown"

        Well at least you agree with me that Parson was the person who fired Flemming . We loved Jack and didn't care if he wasn't perfect on the air late in his career . He deserved better .

    • BigMo

      Ron "From Morgantown"....spot on correct! Mike is the one that sent Jack packing. He is no good to the core.

      • Ron "from Morgantown"

        Jacks health deteriorated rapidly after Parsons fired him . He was a broken man , he lived and died for WVU and never got over the firing .

    • Joe

      I hated to see Jack Fleming taken off of the air, but knew it was coming. He was ill and needed to step aside. I want to know how, after that, Woody O'Hara was sidelined by MSN and did not become the play-by-play announcer. Not to slight Caridi, because he is great. O'Hara seemed to be the logical heir to Fleming. Who has the skinny on that?

  • matt

    Good bye and good riddance to Mr. Parsons. You will not be missed

    • Ron "from Morgantown"

      Amen , he treated average fans like me horribly .

      • JC Smith

        You obviously didn't know the Mike Parsons that I knew. He treated EVERYONE with dignity and respect, from the President of WVU down to my own children.....who were just students and fans.

        • Mitch

          @ JC Smith,

          YOU obviously don't know Mike Parsons at ALL.

  • Sue

    I think Oliver Luck is cleaning up the good boy system.

    WVU is gaining a whole lot more money from the contract with IMG and as far as I can see Oliver Luck is an asset to WVU and I'm glad he's here to look out for the best interest of WVU instead of all the back door deals.

    • JL

      Oliver Luck IS the Good Ole Boy Network.

      • cutty77

        Yes but Oliver is not filling his pockets full like some other people have done in the past. Oliver Played Parsons untill the end. You notice no other school ever came calling for Mike's service's.

        • Reality check

          He tried. Texas hired someone else.

          • jpf

            Can you not comprehend English?

        • WVUFAN

          Cutty77,

          once again you open your mouth and insert foot. If you had any idea of what you were talking about you might earn some credibility but you don't so... Mike Parsons has turned down several jobs over the years at bigger universities. There are several reasons he stayed...he loved West Virginia and loved WVU, his family, etc. Therefore he chose to stay and dedicate his life to WVU. In return, this is what he gets.

          • cutty77

            @ WVUFAN,
            Thats so heart warming of you to say about Mike Staying.Mike Never left because he would take a cut in pay.

    • Ron "from Morgantown"

      Mr Luck has the right to hire and fire whoever he wants , last time I checked he was still the AD at WVU. Some guys think the gig at WVU is a lifetime contract , It aint .

      • JL

        No, Ron, you are wrong - again. Oliver Luck might want to think he can fire anyone he wants but state employees have a lot of employment rights - and Mike Parsons was a state employee with a years of experience and tenure. Oliver fired him by paying him so he wouldn't sue. Another expenses - like the $8 million we will shell out next year for getting rid of Dana.

        • Ron "from Morgantown"

          6 months severance pay is hardly a huge settlement .

      • JC Smith

        Ron, you have a tendancy to speak first and think second. You would fit right in with OL and his boys....

        • Ron "from Morgantown"

          Its just the way I feel on this particular topic . I don't normally go negative on a particular person but in this case its how I feel . I always enjoyed going to the press conference with Coach Catlett because he was my friend . I never asked a question I just sat there and waited until the press conference was over so I could speak to Coach Catlett . Parson got me barred for the Jerry West room . Why , I always wondered why ? Eventually a person intervened on my behalf and I was allowed back in , but it was never the same.

      • BigMo

        You want a life time job take the civil service test. Hell maybe he did....I don't know how else he could have hung on this long.

    • JC Smith

      Are you crazy? He is using the 'mob's' theory, get rid of anyone who could possibly interupt your own unethical activity.......Welcome to the Good Ole-iver Boy network.

      • HopeWVU

        It is refreshing from the ole boy network we are purging out of WVU....

    • wvrefugee

      Yep, and we suck athletically!!! WVU athletics IS NOT a Fortune 500 company, it' s a service industry and we as donors get less now for our donations than ever before!!! Not a Parsons fan by any means BUT Luck is lost in his direction of our athletics program! Go follow Jr!

      • cutty77

        Your so wrong on this. With 2 years to go WVU has almost already reached their Fund Raising Goals. WVU is The Best Shape it ever has been. Oliver has alot to do with that. Oliver Ran The Rats to The River.

        • BigMo

          Parsons got greased by WVRC....no schools other than MSU ran their own media. Why do you think he never left WVU when everyone else jumped jobs in his position? People in these positions move all the time for a bigger pay check. He was never paid that well.....no one puts the school before their family. He made the big mistake of thinking Ed would leave and he would get the job based on seniority. He should been canned and Whit Babcock moved into his position.

          • BigMo

            Must be afraid of
            the comment WVRC.

          • cutty77

            @BigMo,
            Michigan St. and WVU were the only 2 in The nation. By The way Whitt Babcock just got the AD Job at Virginia Tech. Another Great person Eddie and Mike ran off.

          • PLLC

            Anyone see the press release yesterday from the consulting firm Luck illegally hired to 'consult' him on the budding process? Rockbridge Sports Group. Might want to check it out. Seems they have changed their tune since telling WVU to sell their rights

  • WVUDAD

    He should sue Luck under the whistle blower protection laws. Luck is destroying any dignity WVU athletics have ever had.

    • MHSFAN

      I agree. Mike is an outstanding guy and I wish him the best of luck going forward. Here's another on of Luck's mistakes....

      • Matthew

        The best of luck is what moved him forward. Ollie's boot to his bottom.

    • j the c

      wvudad, you are absolutely full of garbage. Oliver Luck has done more for the school in a couple of years than any A.D. in WVU history.

      • cutty77

        @ j the c,
        Well said. Oliver moved WVU from The Stone age in Sports to The maybe The Best Conference. The Big 12 . Each Team makes more money per Team than any other Conference. As times goes By This will be The Biggest Move in WVU History. Also Oliver is getting ready to spend 50 to 60 million dollors to upgrade football,and basketball. Don't forget The New Baseball Stadium.

    • HopeWVU

      Since no one is facing any sort of criminal charges, what whistleblowing would he be the whistleblower?