Morgantown, West Virginia – Next season, the new Big 12 teams – Houston, UCF, Cincinnati and BYU – will join the conference and Bob Huggins believes that they are going to have a really hard time adjusting to the competition.
Huggins joined The Field of 68 Media Network in Houston last night and when asked about how he thinks the new teams will do in their first season in the Big 12, Huggins went on a bit a rant, saying the following: “You want my honest answer? I feel sorry for them. They have absolutely no idea what they’re getting into.
I’ve been in a lot of leagues with the best coaches in America, with the best players in America…the fan support, the coaching in this league, I’m telling you, the hardest league that I’ve ever coached in was this past Big 12. And I’m telling you, they aren’t ready for that.”
Huggins, who has a 345-203 record in 16 seasons with the Mountaineers, will have to rebuild a large part of his roster again this season after Erik Stevenson, Kedrian Johnson and Emmitt Matthews, Jr. have graduated.
See Huggins’ full statement on future Big 12 teams joining the conference below:
— The Voice of Morgantown (@voicemorgantown) March 31, 2023