Despite the wintry weather in Morgantown, it appears that the Huggy Bear may be coming out of hibernation. Multiple sources have indicated that an agreement between Huggins and his alma mater appears to be imminent at this point in time. Huggins met in Manhattan with Kansas State officials last night, and reportedly has kept an open line of communication with representatives from WVU.
According to sources, a plane was en route from West Virginia to Manhattan Thursday morning, presumably to meet and/or pick up Huggins.
Even though it is apparent that progress has been made, nothing is believed to be signed, sealed, or delivered yet. Five years ago, Huggins was heavily courted by West Virginia for the same job after it had been vacated by longtime head coach Gale Catlett. Ultimately, those negotiations fell through and Huggins returned to Cincinnati. This time, with the program in much better shape than five years ago, it appears that Huggins is ready to say that you can, in fact, go home again. An official announcement from the University could come as early as Friday. If the deal does go through, Huggins – a former Mountaineer player and graduate assistant coach – would be the 21st head coach in school history.
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