Dunlap was let go by after serving last season as special teams coordinator, outside linebackers coach and assistant head coach. He coached the safeties the season before that.
Dunlap was the only member of WVU's defensive staff who remained at the school following the 2011 season when Jeff Casteel, Bill Kirelawich and David Lockwood all went to Arizona.
Dunlap said Monday night that he didn't know what sort of position he might fill at the school and deputy athletic director Mike Parsons said that was a major sticking point right now.
"It's not like we can just invent a job,'' Parsons said. "But we have been discussing the possibilities.''
Dunlap is a Hurricane native and WVU graduate who still ranks among the school's all-time leader in tackles from his days as a linebacker in the mid-1970s. He was an assistant coach under Don Nehlen for two decades and served as the defensive coordinator for much of the 1990s. He was not retained by Rich Rodriguez when he arrived in 2001, but returned in 2008 after Rodriguez left.
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