Huggins is VERY Overrated

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  1. Darth_VadEER

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    Huggins also never coached at a premier university, where the path to recruits and national championships are more accessible.

    Would Huggins have been a good fit at UCLA, Kansas, UNC, or Duke? I'm not so sure. He'd have success, but ultimately I don't see it working.

    Now, I think he's a great fit for Cincinnati, K-State and WVU.

    I've read that Huggins has turned down NBA jobs. Again, not sure if that's the right fit.
     
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    Huggins is going to coach his way. He is hard on the guys, and it can fail quickly. For every Kevin Jones there is going to be a Terry Henderson. It hurts us sometimes, but it's also going to make WVU scrappy every year.
     
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    What coach isn't hard on their players?

    Scrappy is great. Good and scrappy is better.
     
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    With UK, it would be more accurate to state "perfected" or "improved" rather than " instituted."
     
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    Very interesting distinction and observation you made there.

    Although you didn't state it explicitly, I might agree with your implication that Huggins may need to make the championship game at some point to be mentioned among the top echelon of coaches.

    That said, I am very happy with his tenure at WVU overall. However, it is equally true that the stunning first-round exit this season was a catastrophic failure and one of the most unforgivable losses in Mountaineer basketball history.

    Unfortunately for Bob and the players, 2016 will be remembered as an embarrassing underachievement to much the same degree as 2015 was a great overachievement. They're all going to need a far, far better tournament performance in 2017 to overshadow the Stephen F. Austin disaster and rewrite their legacies at WVU.
     
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    Stellar guard play is needed to make a serious championship run. If you have stellar guard play with some bigs who can rebound and play great defense you can win it all. Huggs has yet to get all of the aforementioned in one group of players.

    Rebounding and defense is great and can win you a bunch of games but until he gets some guards that can shoot and make smart basketball decisions at crucial junctures it isn't going to happen.

    Also, Bob can be too rigid and inflexible at times which you cannot be in a NCAA run to the title.
     
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    huggs pulls players out for not playing d, and has no reservations about getting on players faces on national tv. I know he's not the only coach to do so, but are there a lot of coaches like that?
     
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    since you're from NC.I'm sure you're aware of who "Bam" Adebauo is..
     
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    My heart fluttered over "I love you, man" so muc that I couldn't read the rest of your post. :wink:
     
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    This thread rocks bump
     
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    I can't believe this first time, fool troll poster generated 49 responses.
     
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    Thread necromancy is usually enough to get one banned on most boards and is certainly enough to qualify you as a troll. So far, I have seen two threads you did this in.
     

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