There was a quite bizarre occurrence during the West Virginia-South Florida game Sunday. The Mountaineers won 56-46 to improve to 13-5 and did so a man down. Sophomore Danny Jennings did not play in the game, and actually left the team about two minutes into the second half. Coach Bob Huggins didn’t know what to make of the situation after the game, saying “It’s unexcused. Inexcusable, he’ll never be seen again, I guess.”
It’s quite possible that Jennings got into a fight with his coach at halftime, because leaving his teammates during a game doesn’t make much sense. Huggins has been unhappy with Jennings’ attitude the entire season. If you recall, Danny and Truck Bryant were not invited to travel to the team’s game against VMI in November. Huggins was disappointed with the players’ practice efforts and disregard for the coach’s instructions.
The 6’8″ sophomore forward from Staten Island seemed to have plenty of talent but a bad attitude. If you can’t get along with Huggins — who generally has an excellent relationship with his players — then something must be wrong with you. Just leaving his team during a game probably says enough about Jennings’ attitude in itself. At least now the equipment team won’t have to worry about screwups anymore.
(via Just Sports & Just Us)