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    Re: Huggy Bear to WVU

    How long was he at KSU?

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    Re: Huggy Bear to WVU

    LOL at all the people around here that bought K-State gear. Are they going to burn that and buy WVU gear now?
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    Re: Huggy Bear to WVU

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    How long was he at KSU?
    He coached a single season.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: Huggy Bear to WVU

    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered View Post
    He coached a single season.
    That's what I thought.

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    Re: Huggy Bear to WVU

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    LOL at all the people around here that bought K-State gear. Are they going to burn that and buy WVU gear now?
    My advice, don't go near the KSU forums right now. Burning stuff is the least of Manhattan's worries right now.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: Huggy Bear to WVU

    I liked Huggins when he was at UC, but I think this is a classless move.

    If players have to wait a year to switch schools, then coaches should too.

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    Re: Huggy Bear to WVU

    Yep, kids should not follow coaches around like this - at least coaches like Huggins who are so self-absorbed and full of themselves. It's all about "him" and not the kids or the school or collegiate experience.

    I am still bitter about the mess he left the UC program in.

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    Re: Huggy Bear to WVU

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    I liked Huggins when he was at UC, but I think this is a classless move.

    If players have to wait a year to switch schools, then coaches should too.
    If he would've left for an SEC, I would agree that it would seem classless. But this is his alma mater. It's almost all coaches' dream to coach at their alma mater so you can't blame him that much for leaving. Remember how close he was to leaving UC for WVU? That's how much he wanted to go back there.

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    Re: Huggy Bear to WVU

    Quote Originally Posted by DTCromer View Post
    If he would've left for an SEC, I would agree that it would seem classless. But this is his alma mater. It's almost all coaches' dream to coach at their alma mater so you can't blame him that much for leaving. Remember how close he was to leaving UC for WVU? That's how much he wanted to go back there.
    I understand that completely - but he affected a lot of people's lives by ditching KSU after one year - and has left another trail of people in his wake who hate/can't stand him anymore.

    Oh well.

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    Re: Huggy Bear to WVU

    Quote Originally Posted by CrackerJack View Post
    I understand that completely - but he affected a lot of people's lives by ditching KSU after one year - and has left another trail of people in his wake who hate/can't stand him anymore.

    Oh well.
    Why do fans think that college coaches live for them? I'll never understand it.

    Nick Saban and all these guys get heat for choosing a new job. These players leave for the NBA or transfer on a whim also.
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    Re: Huggy Bear to WVU

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric View Post
    These players leave for the NBA or transfer on a whim also.
    Not really. If a player wanted to transfer he would have to ask for a release from his current school.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Not really. If a player wanted to transfer he would have to ask for a release from his current school.

    And a coach has to ask to be released from his contract.
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    Re: Huggy Bear to WVU

    I wouldn't doubt that he had an out clause for WVU
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    Re: Huggy Bear to WVU

    If I'm not mistaken, players have to sit out a year if the transfer. Coaches don't.

    And if I were a betting man, I'd say that's because the NCAA is afraid of getting sued by a coach but isn't afraid of getting sued by a player.

    I understand all the reasons and rationale for Huggins leaving. I just don't like it. C'est la vie.

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    Re: Huggy Bear to WVU

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric View Post
    Why do fans think that college coaches live for them? I'll never understand it.
    I wasn't referring to "fans" but the players who followed him there and their families, who in this case literally moved to Manhattan.

    Basically he just screwed KSU and his players big time, as soon as a better opportunity came up.

    No one wanted him a year ago and KSU gave him an opportunity, so what does he do? Says "buh-bye fools!"

    Huggins is a poor example for kids everywhere, and is honestly just a bloated jerk I've lost all respect for. And this again coming from a lifelong UC fan.


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