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Former QB Luck named West Virginia AD

West Virginia's new athletic director is definitely what you'd call "a football guy."

Former Mountaineers quarterback Oliver Luck today was named to replace Ed Pastilong, effective July 1. The 50-year-old is currently president and general manager of the Houston Dynamo soccer franchise.

Luck played for the Mountaineers from 1978-1981, setting school records for touchdown passes (46) and completions (466) and leading the team to a Peach Bowl victory over Florida as a senior. His 5,765 career passing yards ranks him fourth on the school’s all-time passing list.

He was a second-round draft pick by the Houston Oilers and stuck around in the NFL until 1986.

Luck comes aboard at a potentially crucial time for West Virginia, as conference realignments could have a huge effect on the future of the school's sports programs.

"While it’s a challenging time in intercollegiate athletics with discussions on conference realignments and other issues, I look forward to working with the university administration, athletic staff and coaches and others to remain a successful, attractive and fiscally responsible intercollegiate athletic program,” Luck said in a statement.