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WVU's Holgorsen: Coaches 'lie' during recruiting

| Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, 2:30 p.m.
Barry Reeger | Trib Total Media
West Virginia Head Coach Dana Holgorsen looks on during a practice session at Milan Puskar Stadium on Aug. 07, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va.

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West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen got some attention Monday after a media briefing in which he confirmed what everybody knows: Coaches often bend the truth in the recruiting process.

Holgorsen was asked about recruiting and whether he and his staff will get into the “NCAA reform stuff,” meaning the autonomy granted to the so-called Power 5 conferences, and the possible lifting of restrictions on how much food can be dished out to the players.

As part of his answer, the gist of which is that the question has to be studied further, Holgorsen said: “You lie in recruiting a bunch. That's just kind of part of it. You become a salesman. But what are we actually doing? How much are we actually feeding our guys? What are we actually giving our guys?

“Our job is to get kids on campus, and once they're on campus, our players do a lot of recruiting. They spend a lot of time with the players, and I encourage the recruits to ask a lot of questions about how we really are, about how it really is here. We encourage that. So the players aren't gonna lie to you.”

— Staff report

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