Bob Huggins’ Future Decided At West Virginia, Fans Upset With Final Outcome

Bob Huggins watches from the sidelines during a West Virginia basketball game.

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Bob Huggins has resigned from his head coaching position at West Virginia. The legendary basketball coach announced his decision on Sunday morning.

The news comes shortly after a DUI arrest in Pittsburgh, ending an era in Morgantown, WV.

Unfortunately, this was Huggins’ second time in the headlines this offseason. Back in May, he was heard using a homophobic slur to describe Xavier fans while talking on a Cincinnati area radio station.

The coach was quickly blasted by fans and media, with some going as far as to say he should be fired. Instead, the school settled on a suspension along with a pay cut and counseling.

His second chance didn’t last long.

Over the weekend, Huggins was arrested in Pittsburgh on a DUI charge. At the time the news broke, ESPN reported that a decision about his job status would be made “in the near future.”

On Sunday, that decision was made.

Huggins released a statement noting his letter of resignation being sent to the WVU administration. The AD has reportedly fulfilled that request.

Fans were quick to react to the news online. Many had an idea that this would be the final outcome.

One person said, “Kinda figured that DUI was going to be the final straw.”

Another wrote, “Sad day in college basketball.”

Some were upset to see the head coach go.

This fan commented, “What a sad way to go out for a man who brought so much joy to me and so many other Mountaineers over the years. Just doesn’t even feel real honestly.”

Someone else said, “Growing up, Huggins was a folk hero but there was always this hint that he couldn’t control his rough and tumble attitude off the court. Nobody took more pride in repping West Virginia and it’s a shame his career has come to a close this way.”

Bob Huggins coached the Mountaineers for 16 seasons, leading them to the Final Four in 2010.

It will certainly take time to get used to not seeing him on the West Virginia bench.