This is probably essentially obvious by now. Nevertheless, these are the words from Bob Huggins, yanked from a Cleveland Plain Dealer profile this week about the coach who hungers for a national title.
“We already had our team set,” Huggins said, the day after last week’s win over Texas Christian. “In the Big East, we played with two bigs on the block, and that’s what we recruited this team to do. Now we’re in a league that mostly has four perimeter guys and one post player. That leaves me with a post player running all over the floor chasing guys that shoot 3s and play off the bounce. We have to catch up a little [recruiting].”
He will get up to speed, because there is not much Huggins has not seen, coaching in six Division I conferences, winning championships in four. “When I first started, we didn’t have the 3-pointer,” he said. “We didn’t have the shot clock.” Since his first season as a Division I head coach at Akron, Huggins has not suffered through a losing season.
“I do believe that’s what they pay us for,” Huggins deadpanned.