WVU Pursuing Huggins

Things are moving quickly in the search for a new head coach at West Virginia.

Just one day after losing head men's basketball coach John Beilein to the University of Michigan, West Virginia has seemingly identified its top candidate.

Kansas State head coach Bob Huggins reportedly met with WVU representatives on Tuesday night in Cincinnati, and continued communication with his alma mater on Wednesday. Huggins returned to Kansas on Wednesday, and was expected to meet with K-State Director of Athletics Tim Weiser and other University officials in Manhattan on Wednesday night.

Huggins reportedly has an offer on the table from West Virginia, though terms and figures of the deal are not known at this time. It is believed that Huggins will make a decision on whether or not to accept the head coaching job at WVU within the next couple of days.

Five years ago, Huggins flirted with the idea of returning to Morgantown when longtime head coach Gale Catlett retired. He ultimately decided to return to Cincinnati, where he remained until the summer of 2005. In his first season as Kansas State head coach, Huggins led the Wildcats to a 23-12 record while making it all the way to the second round of the NIT. Huggins, 53, was a three-year letterman for the Mountaineers in the mid-1970's. He began his coaching career at West Virginia as a graduate assistant in 1977 under then-head coach Joedy Gardner.

BlueGoldNews.com will continue to cover this story as it develops.

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