Thuggy Bear Thrives On Ugly

Gotta dread Thursday against West Virginia.

Louisville basketball has enjoyed a three-year reprieve from Bobby Huggins, the coach Cards fans hatec at Cincinnati, the guy the UC administration ran out of town in 2005, the same person who accepted the head basketball post at Kansas State and left after one season. The sabbatical ends this week.

Like a recurring bad dream, the bad penny that never gets spent, the bad pair of socks, Bob Huggins is back in our lives again. Seems Huggins just could not resist an offer to return to his alma mater. No surprise he’s doing well, his team off to an 11-3 start. Shocked a good Marquette team 79-64 in their last outing.

If WVU doesn’t play a bruising, smash-mouth style of basketball (e.g., Eric Hicks and company), it’s only because Huggins has yet to have a recruiting class. He likes them big and nasty, with an emphasis on intimidation. Welcome back, Bobby. It was nice not having you around.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.