West Virginia assistant football coach fired
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Longtime West Virginia assistant football coach Steve Dunlap was fired Saturday by Dana Holgorsen, according to a source close to the program.
Dunlap, who was in charge of special teams and the outside linebackers, had spent more than two decades with the program under former coach Don Nehlen and the late Bill Stewart.
Dunlap's contract ran until June 30.
The move comes on the heels of several changes to the defensive staff after a troubling season that saw the team rank last in Division I-A for most of the season against the pass.
Holgorsen fired cornerbacks coach Daron Roberts in December, and promoted Keith Patterson to defensive coordinator over Joe DeForest.
Dunlap was on Nehlen's staff from 1984-2000, including eight years as defensive coordinator. He left to work at Syracuse, North Carolina and Marshall before returning with Stewart in 2008.
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First Published January 6, 2013 12:00 am