Gordon Gee Expresses Disappointment in Bob Huggins

West Virginia President E. Gordon Gee appeared on MetroNews Talkline this morning and discussed the Bob Huggins’ situation.  

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — For the first time since Bob Huggins’ DUI arrest and resignation as the head coach at West Virginia, West Virginia President Gordon Gee spoke out about his feelings about the situation and Bob Huggins on MetroNews’ Talkline this morning.

“I am a great admirer of Coach Huggins in so many different ways. He’s done many good things for our state and for our university, so that’s the reason I’m so immensely disappointed in him. The fact he was given a second chance and just did not perform at the level that he should,” Gee said.

Gee continued: “We’re now focused on Coach Eilert. In other words, we have moved on. I hope that Coach Huggins will move on with his life too and take good care of himself and his family.”

Gee was asked if there’s any chance of Huggins returning as the head coach of the Mountaineers and the WVU President responded by saying, “No. None.”

Huggins issued a statement last week, claiming that he did not resign from his position and intends to continue coaching the Mountaineers when he finishes his stint in rehab. Obviously, the university has moved on and is preparing itself for a big legal battle with Huggins if he continues to push.