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Today, I'd like to pontificate a bit on Robert Montgomery Knight, the man who just last night picked up Win #900 over the Aggies (unfortunately).
I am a very proud graduate of Indiana University. The thought of going to a school that didn't have some great athletics was out of the question, and I've come to find IU basketball is the equivalent of Aggie football in their respective sports.
So I start classes at IU, and Bob Knight gets fired two weeks in for a bogus (IMO) violation of the "zero-tolerance policy" put into place. Students literally rioted on campus. The guy who heads up the NCAA now, then-IU President Miles Brand, wasn't at his home when some of my fellow Hoosiers burned him in effigy on his front lawn (something I certainly didn't and don't condone). My parents probably considered pulling me out of school.
I think some of the criticism of Coach Knight is quite warranted, and it is undeniable that not every player is meant to play for him. But really, what coach is perfect for any player? Knight's emphasis on academics might be unmatched, and the guy is a coaching genius. The national title banners hanging in Assembly Hall in Bloomington go to prove that. You don't win 100 games without being decent at what you do, much less 900.
My question for you (since this is your place to leave your thoughts) is: what's your opinion on Coach Knight? What do you know him most for: national titles, anger issues (yes, he threw a chair ONCE), or something else? I'm interested in what Aggieland thinks of the Red Raider leader.