MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Before his team jetted to Fort Worth for Saturday’s Big 12 opener, coach Bob Huggins assessed West Virginia’s up-and-down performance in the nonconference schedule.

Watch Huggins’ news conference from campus as the Mountaineers (8-5) prepare to face TCU (9-3).

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  • pghmountaineer

    I've said this before. I think Hugg's has on of the brightest basketball minds in the coaching ranks today. It's his style of coaching that I have concerns about. In y mind, times have changed and I'm not sure players respond to his type of approach anymore. I know these kids need kicked in the butt once in a while but to do it consistently in public has me wondering if that's the right way.
    I go back to Bobby Knight. He is one of the greatest college coaches of all time, but if you look at his results the last 10 years of his career, they are average at best and I think that's because his style of coaching from the bench never changed with the times and young men didn't care to put up with the abuse anymore. Huggs hasn't changed over the years and I think it's holding us back from b]getting top recruits. I'll give him all the credit when it comes to his Basketball mentality. There aren't many that are better. The behavior on the court is what I seem to have the most troublewith.
    Ok. I'm outta here!

    • mark

      Pgh, Don't you think he's actually mellowed a little this year? I agree that his past "performances" have really hindered recruiting. We just don't seem to have a chance at ever getting a 5 star guy.

      • pghmountaineer

        Mark, I agree. I think he's calmed down a little, but he has a long way to go in my opinion. I think he's a bit stubborn and won't change much. As I said I think he has a great baskeball mind but his on the court behavior needs to settle down a litle.

    • Master of One


      That's a lot of effort for a point few will read and even fewer will get.

      For that… Kudos!

      • pghmountaineer

        Thanks Master. Point well taken. :)

  • richard

    oh I could listen to huggs for a good 17 minutes and 32 seconds. no doubt!

  • Master of One

    16 minutes and 12 seconds of Huggins?

    ...I don't think so...