MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Whenever West Virginia's season ends, whether that be in a January BCS game or sometime before, that will mark the end of Bill Stewart's four-year tenure as head coach of the Mountaineers. Dana Holgorsen will take over for him.
So then what for Stewart?
There has been talk of Stewart remaining in the West Virginia athletic department as an adviser or fundraiser or a similar capacity. He said he'd possibly be interested "in some kind of ambassador role."
But Stewart isn't sure he's done with football yet.
"I'm only going to be 59 this year," he said. "I was born to coach. I was born to lead."
His biggest reservation about seeking another coaching job after this season is his son, Blaine. He is currently a sophomore in high school and plays on his varsity football and baseball teams. Stewart said he doesn't want to make Blaine move for his last two years of high school.
As for his legacy at West Virginia, Stewart said he will let others decide that.
"I figure in the next 10 to 15 years, it will come out pretty good," he said.