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Weber State responds to penalties on Pflugrad

Published On: Jul 26 2013 10:37:05 AM MDT
Updated On: Jul 26 2013 11:08:06 AM MDT
OGDEN, Utah -

The following press release is from Weber State:

On Friday the NCAA announced findings of major violations involving the football program at the University of Montana. As part of the findings, former Montana head football coach and current Weber State assistant coach and offensive coordinator, Robin Pflugrad, received a show-cause penalty that included, among other things, a one-game suspension. Pflugrad will serve that suspension in the first week of the 2013 season, during the season opener against Stephen F. Austin. As part of the penalty, he will not be allowed to conduct any coaching activities beginning Aug. 26 through the conclusion of the game on Aug. 31.

“The administration, coaches and staff of Weber State University are strongly committed to upholding NCAA rules with the highest degree of integrity”, said Jerry Bovee, WSU Director of Athletics. “Robin Pflugrad has been a positive addition to the Weber State University football coaching staff and has been forthcoming and cooperative in addressing issues related to his employment as head coach at the University of Montana.”

“We were well aware of the potential sanctions facing Coach Pflugrad during the hiring process but concluded that Robin would contribute positively to our program”, Bovee continued. “Coach Pflugrad has cooperated fully with the NCAA and accepts the imposed sanctions and is now looking forward to having this matter behind him so that he can assist Coach Sears and our staff in building a successful football program at Weber State.”

WSU associate head coach Steve Morton will serve as offensive coordinator for the Wildcats during the first week of the season.