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West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen: Recruiting involves lying

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen: Recruiting involves lying Photo: Fort Worth Star Telegram/Getty Images

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen has some interesting thoughts about the recruiting process.

Speaking about new recruiting rules during a press conference Monday​, Holgorsen said coaches lie to get recruits signed.

“I know you lie in recruiting a bunch, and that's just part of it.” Holgorsen said. "What are we actually doing? What are we actually feeding these guys? Our job is to get guys on campus."

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Holgorsen is 21-17 in three seasons at West Virginia, including a 4-8 record last season. The Mountaineers open the season Aug. 30 against Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

"[Our players] spend a lot of time with the recruits, and I encourage them to tell the truth about what we give them and how we treat them,” Holgorsen said

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