Mountaineer Fans Are Turning on Bob Huggins

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If you were to ask a random bystander in any West Virginia town about Bob Huggins, chances are they would see him as Mountain State royalty. Boxed with a decorated career that includes 926 wins, Huggins has certainly earned his reputation and his induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame. His success at every coaching stop during his career speaks for itself – the man is a legend.

However, Huggins is human and comes with his faults. Much like everyone, he is not perfect. Over the last three seasons, his Mountaineers have somewhat fallen off. Not completely off a cliff, but they are not competing at a level that we are all used to.

Though many will die on the hill of defending Huggins, some Mountaineer fans have started to voice their displeasure with the head coach and the current state of the team.

Here are some knee-jerk reactions on Twitter following WVU’s 78-62 loss to Kansas…

For a fanbase that has been infatuated with Huggins since the 2010 Final Four run, this certainly doesn’t bode well for the old ball coach. With an 0-3 start in Big 12 play, it was to be expected that some fans would be upset.

However, fans calling for his departure after three losses is a bit surprising.

West Virginia returns to the hardwood on Wednesday when they take on Baylor in Morgantown. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. and the game will broadcast on ESPN+.