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Bob Huggins Gives West Virginia Football Team Motivational Talk

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West Virginia football head coach Neal Brown and the football program invited WVU men’s basketball head coach Bob Huggins to speak to the team on Thursday.

Huggins—a future Hall of Fame coach—spoke to the team what it means to play for the state of West Virginia.

“When the Nike guys came in, I told them, I said, ‘We’re going to sell a lot of gear now.’ They’re like, ‘Huggs, come on now,’ Huggins said to the football team.

Huggins told Nike to keep up on the orders because he knew how much WVU merchandise would be sold to the people of West Virginia.

“They were blown away,” Huggins said. “You can’t go to any little town in this state, any big town, anywhere you go and not see somebody wearing a flying WV. That’s what you’ve got to understand about the people in this state. They care man.”

West Virginia is home to Huggins, as he played at WVU from 1974-77 and then came back to coach the Mountaineers since being hired in 2007. Huggins has continuously answered the question that people ask about West Virginia.

“Everybody says, ‘What’s the greatest thing about West Virginia?’ To me, it’s really simple. They care. They care and they love their Mountaineers.”

(Top Photo: Denny Medley)

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently writes for The Daily Athenaeum and is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year with Blue Gold Sports—an USA Today credentialed outlet. He is from Cincinnati, OH.

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