Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia football and basketball programs are in very different places. While the basketball team is prepared to compete for a national championship right now, the football team is still climbing, still building towards one.
In Neal Brown’s first season as the Head Coach of the Mountaineers, West Virginia finished 5-7 overall and 3-6 in conference play, but it was clear that there was considerable progress made throughout the season.
On the basketball side, Bob Huggins enters his 14th season as the Head Coach of the Mountaineers with his most talented, deep team since he’s arrived in Morgantown. Huggins, who won the Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year in the 2014-2015 season, is due for another one and has the team to make it happen.
Like assistant coach Larry Harrison said, “It’s national championship or bust this season.”
A conference championship would almost certainly mean a Big 12 Coach of the Year award for Huggins; a national championship would guarantee it.
Neal Brown and Bob Huggins, Big 12 Conference Coaches of the Year.