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Source: Knight Would Listen to Ohio State Offer

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by BuckNutty, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

  2. BIATCHabutuka

    BIATCHabutuka out of chaos comes playoffs

    please god get this done.
  3. WoodyWorshiper

    WoodyWorshiper THINK, Before You Speak Former College Pick'Em Champ

    It's time to bring Coach Knight home, for as long as he wants to be here.
  4. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Bookie

    I agree. OSU Basketball needs Coach Knight.
  5. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Anyone who doesn't think that Bobby Knight would give his absolute all to bring back glory to Ohio State basketball needs to put the bong down...
  6. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    He is an Ohio guy that runs clean and competitive programs. What is wrong with that?
  7. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    I am rapidly moving away from my initial opposition to Knight, but if he is hired I hope we can find enough porters to help with all his baggage.

    I was reminded again this morning that he was fired at IU by the very man who heads the organization that will be investigating OSU and determing our sanctions.
  8. ScarletNGry

    ScarletNGry Moderator Staff Member

    I don't understand your concern here Oh8ch, he has never run a dirty program and has not had any run-ins with the NCAA on that type of level. He was fired from IU for supposedly being too harsh with some kids. Was he too harsh? Not my call. I would say these kids have shown that they need someone to be on their ass. These kids cannot have the kind of freedom that they have currently. Before anyone jumps on my case about "Its not the Head Coaches job to babysit these kids". I know that. But if Bobby Knight was your Head Coach and you knew you had to deal with him if you screwd up, you may think again about having the extra beer and going out on the town. Just my thought. I would just love to see the Basketball program climb to the top of the sport. It would help recruiting all around. Kids coming up to see the school and catching a top calibur basketball team and the rabid crowd, I am sure would help land a few more big names from out of state.
  9. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

    Generally I agree SnG, BUT Bobby isn't just overly harsh with his players. His baggage includes students, secretaries, coaching staff, administrators, media and law enforcement officers. I'm about 50/50 on Bobby Knight right now. There is NO question on the basketball side of the issue ... Coach Knight would be tremendous. It's the media circus that would pitch a tent in Columbus that has me a bit worried. After the past 18 months I'm not sure about the risk/reward equation. If you think the media has placed an undue focus on OSU lately, just wait until Bobby comes to town.

    All my concerns aside, I think Bobby Knight really has a love and passion for OSU. It could be the best thing to happen to OSU basketball, or ...
  10. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall...

    They need to make this thing happen. Knight would be an excellent addition to OSU, and would create an instant rivalry with Indiana for hoops.
  11. ScarletNGry

    ScarletNGry Moderator Staff Member

    If Oh8ch is saying the same thing that you are 3yards then I would understand. The media circus would be something to fear. However, OSU has and will continue to be in the media spotlight. Having Bobby Knight here would just give them a few more articles to write on. I say lets give him a shot and make the best out of the bad situation with OB. I thought Oh8ch was saying that by bringing in Knight, we would be asking for sanctions to be levied against the basketball. I think Knight would run a clean program here. I also think he would bring the attitude of "I will not put up with any crap".

    I don't think this will happen anyways, but it is fun to discuss the posibility.
  12. Nixon

    Nixon Wears Scarlet-colored glasses

    The fact that Miles Brand is an ass should in no way affect the decision of OSU to hire or not hire Coach Knight. If Miles Brand wants to make this personal, I say bring it on.
  13. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    It would be a huge boost to the program to bring him in, I hope it gets done.

  14. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    For some reason after reading daddy's comment about the instant rivalry with Indiana I keep picturing Knight's face sticking through a door saying "Here's Bobby."
  15. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned

    Was he too harsh?

    That shouldn't even be ask. When I saw Him grab the kid around the neck at the IU practice, I decided then that BK had lost his perspective and needed to remove himself or be fired. I had always said that I'd send my boy to him in a heartbeat to play basketball. That just isn't true any longer. I still view him as a time bomb.
    While he most likely would bring OSU a winning program, I am unsure how I feel about it. I tend to believe it's not what I'd do.
    I would be shocked if the AG attempts to bring him here. I think he'll be too gunshy after the past year to even consider it.

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