Why Bob Huggins Should Run for Governor of West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Make no mistake about it, Bob Huggins loves West Virginia. But even more than he loves the state of West Virginia, Bob Huggins loves Bob Huggins. He’s proven that since his embarrassing DUI in Pittsburgh and forced resignation over the summer.

Since then, he hired an attorney, claiming that he never resigned from his postion as the head coach of the Mountaineers. In a letter from his attorney, he hinted at a potential lawsuit against West Virginia University if he wasn’t given his old job back, then later recanted, saying that that’s not what happened and that he never had any intention of suining the university.

Huggins has also routinely attended West Virginia home games this season, creating an uncomfortable situation for everyone involved. Huggins clearly loves basketball and the Mountaineers, but he could save everyone a lot of trouble and love West Virginia basketball from his couch at home. But no, Huggins will always make it about Huggins. His desperate attempts at regaining the love and admiration of West Virginians is sad and depressing. He constantly brings up all of the good that he’s done for the state – and yes, he’s done a lot of good for West Virginia – as a way of deflecting the fact that he threw it all away with a couple of really, really bad decisions. The fact that he’s raised millions for cancer research and for improvements to the West Virginia baketball facilities doesn’t change the fact that he absolutely deserved to be fired and never coach the Mountaineers again.

Bob Huggins may have ended his coaching career in disgrace, but he’s still widely considered the most famous and recognizable person in the state of West Virginia. In fact, there is not only an online movement to bring him back as the head coach, there are powerful donors and boosters that would like to make it happen, too.

However, President Gordon Gee and West Virginia University are likely to not let that happen. Huggins’ DUI arrest was his second chance after he made homophobic remarks on a radio station and President Gee will absolutely not give him a third chance.

With that said, one potential position that has been mentioned for Huggins is Governor of the State of West Virginia. Huggins, 70, is undoubtedly one of the most beloved, popular people ever in West Virginia and although he has no political experience, he is certainly very bright and would likely be the favorite to win if he were to run.

Current governor Jim Justice is on his second term as the governor of the state and his time will run soon. Huggins could potentially take care of his health issues, restore his image and run the state as the governor the state of West Virginia if he decides to run, and unbelievably, he’d 100% if he ran.

Bob Huggins will never be the head coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers and the only job that could satisfy Huggins’ enormous ego is the Governor of the State of West Virginia.

Run, Bob, it would make a great story.