West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck spoke earlier Tuesday on a Pittsburgh radio station and has now released a statement through the school on the state of the football program.
“There have been various reports, much speculation, and rumor around our football program and coaches. But I want to make it clear that I consider these to be personnel matters and while I take them very seriously, I am dealing with them internally and privately -- and I will not discuss them publicly.
“What I will say is that our athletic department coaches and staff are clear that their focus is on the program, the team and a successful season.
“My expectations of all our coaches and staff have not wavered; that is to run a clean and honest program with the utmost integrity and professionalism. Anything less is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”