Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

MICKEY FURFARI

March 19, 2013

Column: WVU windup typical of whole season

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MORGANTOWN —

He definitely did not see this disappointing season coming and places the blame upon himself—not his players. He had hoped he could “fix it” as the season progressed.

Unfortunately, that never happened.

Huggins, who has 713 career victories, ranks No. 3 among the nation’s active winningest Division 1 coaches. He coached in his 1,000th career game on Feb. 9 at TCU.

He said recently, “I’ve always kind of taken a lot of pride in the fact I could get guys to play hard. I could get guys to compete.

“People didn’t like to play against us because we played so hard and we competed so hard.

“We tried to rebound the ball. We just did the right things. For some reason, I haven’t been able to reach these guys, which is my fault.

“I should have found a way to reach them.”

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