Bob Huggins Seen Talking to Wren Baker

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — The West Virginia Mountaineers are back in action tonight inside the WVU Coliseum against the Cincinnati Bearcats, and of course, the former head coach for both teams, Bob Huggins, is in attendance.

Huggins, 70, looking slim and trim since his forced resignation, jumped on for an interview with the Cincinnati announcers and was seen shaking hands with and talking to West Virginia director of athletics Wren Baker.

Baker recently said in an interview that he had not personally spoken to Huggins since the DUI arrest and resignation over the summer, so this was presumably the first in-person interaction that the two have had since then.

Huggins has said numerous times that he would like to coach again and misses the game of basketball. Could Wren Baker really consider him as the head coach of the team when he does a national coaching search following the season?

Unlikely. West Virginia President Gordon Gee has said that Huggins will never be the head coach of the university again. However, Huggins has a tremendous amount of support, despite his embarrassing remarks on a Cincinnati radio station and his DUI arrest in Pittsburgh.

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