Let's hope Bob Huggins has recovered from the broken ribs he suffered this offseason, because tonight his pain threshold and sense of humor should be tested when the West Virginia coach hosts his celebrity roast in Morgantown.
Kentucky's John Calipari and Kansas State's Frank Martin are among those scheduled to needle Huggins tonight, with proceeds from the $100-a-plate dinner going toward a cancer research fund established in memory of Huggins' late mother.
Also scheduled to roast Huggins are Mississippi's Andy Kennedy and Duquesne's Ron Everhart, but as Huggins warned the Charleston Daily Mail, he gets to speak last and is prepared to take whatever jabs are thrown his way.
As long as the menu doesn't include rib roast, the WVU coach will probably make it through the night - although laughter may be a bit painful to his still healing sides.
"Whatever they say," Huggins said, "I've heard it all before."