It would be difficult for Holgorsen to prove West Virginia residency while living at a hotel. The DMV office requires driver's license applicants to submit documents, such as utility bills, tax forms, rental agreements or voter registration cards, to show they're a West Virginia resident.
Although Holgorsen has a Texas driver's license, he last lived and worked full-time in the Longhorn State in 2009 as the University of Houston's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
His three children live primarily with his ex-wife in Midland, Texas, and Holgorsen spent two months in Texas last summer, according to past media reports.
In 2010, Holgorsen lived in Oklahoma where he worked as Oklahoma State University's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Oklahoma law also requires residents to obtain driver's licenses once they establish residency. Holgorsen never obtained a driver's license in that state, according to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.
Holgorsen declined to say why he never obtained an Oklahoma license or whether he had a permanent address in that state.
Asked where he lived in Oklahoma, Holgorsen responded, "None of your business. What are you trying to dig up on me? It just gets irritating when people try to dig things up that don't have any merit to them."
Holgorsen was hired as WVU's offensive coordinator on Dec. 15. At the time, WVU athletic director Oliver Luck also announced that Holgorsen would replace Stewart as head coach in 2012.
In June, Holgorsen became WVU's head football coach, replacing Bill Stewart, who resigned under pressure after a former Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter alleged Stewart had asked him to dig up negative information on Holgorsen.
At the time, Luck said he was unable to substantiate the claim, but acknowledged the allegations about Stewart had become a distraction.
Last May, Holgorsen was asked to leave the Mardi Gras Casino and Resort in Nitro. Nitro Police were called to the scene, but no report was filed. Several newspapers reported that Holgorsen left the casino in a taxicab. Holgorsen later apologized for his actions.
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