West Virginia University Acting Swiftly on Bob Huggins

West Virginia University doesn’t have much of a decision to make. Bob Huggins should be fired after his homophobic slur last month and his DUI arrest last night.  

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — As of 10:30AM, Saturday, June 17th, Bob Huggins is still the head coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers. However, according to a source, top officials are meeting to discuss his future with the basketball program.

Huggins, 69, was arrested in Pittsburgh last night for driving under the influence, his second such charge. Huggins was previously arrested while in Cincinnati in 2004. Although a DUI charge is a very serious matter, Huggins could potentially have kept his job if not for the embarrassing homophobic remarks he made on a radio show last month.

Following that incident, West Virginia University’s president, Gordon Gee, and director of athletics, Wren Baker, released a joint statement, essentially saying that “any incidents that embarrass the university further will result in immediate termination.”

Drinking and driving is not only embarrassing, it’s incredibly irresponsible and potentially deadly. With that said, West Virginia University has no other option than to fire Bob Huggins immediately. Huggins, 69, has tarnished his legacy and unfortunately it’s no one’s fault but his own.

Although top officials from the university are “gathering information” and “discussing Huggins’ fate”, it’s clearly inevitable. The Bob Huggins Era at West Virginia is sadly over.