Bob Huggins’ Interesting Comments

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Last night, former West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins once again appeared on the Full Court Press radio show/podcast and he was asked a variety of questions about his past and the current state of the West Virginia basketball program. Among the questions, Huggins was asked how important loyalty to a coach is in today’s game.

Huggins replied, “It’s very important. We have a guy at Alabama (Mohamed Wague), a guy at North Carolina (James Okonkwo) and a guy at Kentucky (Tre Mitchell) that probably wouldn’t be at any of those places had I not screwed up.”

Huggins is right, of course. If he wasn’t arrested for a DUI in Pittsburgh and forced to resign as the head coach of the Mountaineers, West Virginia would have a very different roster this season. With only eight scholarship players available, the Mountaineers have started the season short-handed and could certainly use the help of the players who transferred following Huggins’ departure.

In addition to disucssing the current team, Huggins also offered the following tidbits:

  • He is a huge fan of hot dogs and used to eat a hot dog for breakfast, lunch and dinner while he was the head coach at West Virginia.
  • His gold (mustard) suit that he once during a game was recently auctioned off for “well over” $35,000 with proceeds going to charity.


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