Bob Huggins to Ohio State?

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Bob Huggins will likely never coach the West Virginia Mountaineers again, but that doesn’t mean his career as a head coach is necessarily over. Huggins, 70, is one of the winningest head coaches in college basketball history and a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, and so his name will be brought up occasionally when job openings become available.

One job that will be available following this season is the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes. Last month, Chris Holtmann was fired and Jake Diebler was made the interim head coach, and since Diebler has taken over, the Buckeyes are 5-1. However, it’s believed that Ohio State will still conduct a nationwide search for its next head coach.

Andy Furman, a commentator on Fox Sports Radio and I Heart Radio, believes that Bob Huggins would be the perfect candidate for the job. Yesterday, Furman posted the following message on social media: “Bob Huggins should be Ohio State’s next basketball coach.”

A few weeks ago, Huggins was in Columbus, Ohio to watch Ohio State play Purdue, and some speculated that he could be interested in the position. Huggins has reportedly said that he would be interested in returning to coaching if the right opportunity became available, and Ohio State would obviously be the “right situation” for Huggins, considering their facilities, NIL money and Power 5 conference. In addition, Huggins is a legend and well-respected in the state of Ohio, and he could certainly win big at Ohio State if they were willing to overlook his recent off-the-court issues.

Definitely something to keep an eye on!