West Virginia Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins is a legend within college basketball. Having battled his way through several programs, while seeing his own share of ups-and-downs in the process, when he speaks about any potential scandal, his words are valuable.

It is why his Bob Huggins speaking out on the disaster left in the FBI's wake comes as pretty big news. This isn't some random guy claiming whatever. This is a coach of a prominent program in West Virginia, who has seen all aspects of the sport from all angles, weighing in.

“There are some that do [cheat],” said the WVU coach to the Gazette-Mail, “but there are people that don’t obey the rules in every walk of life. It’s not just us, but we get a lot more publicity, that’s all.”

“Honestly, I don’t know {if Pitino couldn't know},” Huggins said. “Could one of our [assistant coaches] do something I don’t know about? Yeah. I mean, I’d find out. I may not know right away, but I would definitely find out.

“What our charge is, with the new [NCAA] head coaching responsibilities, is to make our guys understand what we’re going to do, and what better not happen. And if they happen there are going to be very severe consequences. Our guys know that.

“I’m blessed though. I’ve got two guys [Ronnie Everhart and Larry Harrison] that have been head coaches and understand. Erik [Martin] played for me, so he has a pretty good understanding of how things work too.”

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Bob Huggins went on to say how West Virginia doesn't really land the type of prospects named in the FBI's affidavit. But he does believe money, obviously, is the largest issue here.

“There are AAU guys making a lot of money,” said the coach. “There was one event this year when it was, I want to say, $300 a coach [to get in]. It wasn’t $300 a staff; it was $300 a coach. If all four guys go, that’s $1,200. What a great way to make money and not work.

“I don’t know what you do. Some people say you eliminate summer recruiting. Then when do we see kids? I don’t know that’s a good solution, but I don’t have one. I don’t have a solution.”

The fix here, at least in his eyes, is not so easy.