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WVU to Bring Back Galloway, Move Dawson to QB Coach

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West Virginia's coaching carousel continues as head coach Dana Holgorsen makes more changes to the offensive staff in the wake of quarterback coach Jake Spavital leaving for Texas A&M.

Sources confirm that Mountaineers offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Shannon Dawson will move from his current position to quarterbacks coach, while remaining as the coordinator.

In his place, Holgorsen will welcome back former WVU wide receivers coach Lonnie Galloway to his old post. Galloway was the lone offensive coach that Holgorsen retained when he was named offensive coordinator for the Mountaineers, but he ultimately decided to take the same position at Wake Forest.

Galloway came to Morgantown in the 2008 season as part of Bill Stewart's staff when he took over for Rich Rodriguez and developed a reputation as one of the premiere recruiters in the nation. He was responsible for bringing first round NFL Draft pick Bruce Irvin to Morgantown as well as one of this season's offensive star, Tavon Austin.

Dawson, when reached earlier on Saturday, said the move was still "being discussed," but sources say that it is finalized internally while the university goes through the necessary work with human resources to make it official.

Galloway would be the second former coach set to return to West Virginia after Tony Gibson, who is being hired back to the defensive staff in a capacity that has yet to be announced.

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