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Oliver Luck thinks divorce is worth it

Posted on: February 17, 2012 12:52 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

It's hard to blame West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck for being in a good mood these days. After all, his son Andrew Luck is likely going to be the top pick in the NFL Draft in a few months, and he was just able to successfully complete the move of West Virginia from the Big East to the Big 12.

A conference that's standing on more solid ground than the Big East at the moment.

Of course, at the same time, the move did prove to be rather costly for West Virginia. The school has to pay the Big East $20 million because of it. Not that Luck cares about the money, as evidenced by what he told 790 The Zone in Atlanta during a recent interview.

“Well, it’s the old adage: Why is divorce so expensive? Because it’s worth it," said Luck.

Which is an old adage that I've never heard, but one that made me laugh all the same.

You know who I'm guessing won't find it all that funny, though? Luck's wife, and the mother of his four children, Kathy. I'm guessing Oliver will have some explaining to do when he gets home.

Looks like leaving the Big East will cost West Virginia $20,000,049.99 as Oliver Luck will probably be picking up a dozen roses in the near future.

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Since: May 1, 2011
Posted on: February 17, 2012 4:06 pm

Oliver Luck thinks divorce is worth it

Class is not a word that I would use how Luck and WV have and led this move. I understand the decision to move but they way it has been handled has been very poor. Let's see if he feels the same way when Bevo decides they have had enough of te big12 and take TT and the okie schools to pac12

Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: February 17, 2012 3:55 pm

Oh, lighten up, for cryin out loud

I thought it was pretty funny.  All he was saying was that the economic benefits of leaving the Big East for the Big 12 were worth it.  His bosses must have thought so too.  If the Big East can include teams like Marquette and Notre Dame--hardly Eastern teams--they can live with losing the West Virginias now and then.  It's all about the money.

Since: Feb 17, 2012
Posted on: February 17, 2012 2:53 pm

Oliver Luck thinks divorce is worth it

Oliver once again showing a lack of class.  Where is the professionalism with this guy? Is he really the AD of a major university??? Does he realize continued trash talking against his former partners is unprofessional and in bad taste?

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