POLL RESULTS: Neal Brown and Bob Huggins Have Very Low Approval Ratings Among WVU Fans

Morgantown, West Virginia – West Virginia football and basketball, the two most important programs for university, have both struggled severely over the past 5 years and the coaches of both teams have come under scrutiny lately for their teams’ performances.

The Voice of Morgantown conducted approval ratings polls for Neal Brown and Bob Huggins on social media, and the results were quite revealing.

The question was simply, “Do you approve of the job that Neal Brown/Bob Huggins is doing as the head coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers?”

At the time of this article being published, football head coach Neal Brown has an approval rating of 18.5%. That means that 81.5% of the participants polled do not approve of Brown as the head coach of the team.

Bob Huggins, a Hall of Fame coach and one of the winningest coaches in the history of college basketball, would have likely had close to a 99% approval rating a few years ago. Now, many fans of the Mountaineers believe that Huggins has not performed up to par lately. West Virginia is 28-48 over the last 5 years in the Big 12 Conference and the Mountaineers have lost 5 consecutive games to start the season 0-5 in conference play. At the time that this was published, Huggins currently has a 41.5% approval rating, meaning that 58.5% of the people polled disapprove of Huggins’ performance as the head coach of the Mountaineers.

To compare, President Joe Biden currently has an approval rating of 45% of all Americans polled by Reuters in the most recent polling performed on January 11.