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Even if -- -- a big basketball fan you saw the video that's emerged lately when ESPN did an outside the lines story.
There was really emerged in November -- a collection of tapes of Mike rice head coach of directors.
Men's basketball team be extremely aggressive throwing balls pushing kids around.
And been really really aggressive with his players.
To meet there's no doubt about it over the line in November when these tapes emerged the AD -- -- -- instead I'm gonna give -- three game suspension.
And I'm gonna give you a 75000 dollar fine.
Well when these tapes now -- national it became clear the AD did not act correct he has since apologized Mike rice is now fired.
Here's what he said -- 21.
There's no explanation for what's on -- film because there is no excuse for I was wrong.
But -- so many people down.
My players my administration Rutgers University the fans.
My family who's sitting in the there -- just hold around because of the fact that.
-- was an embarrassment to I want to tell everybody who who's believed in me.
-- deeply sorry fruitful.
The pain and in the hearts of that I've causing.
Off dallas' way we want to bring discipline to the program and he clearly went overboard.
How to get the perspective of the got to my immediate left if you get the podcasting to me to friends that comedy -- -- -- coach but the cameras on.
He is former house -- basketball coach up until recently -- Sarah.
-- welcome welcome to the microphone the morning great to be here so first off you know Mike -- I do I know Mike well.
And your reaction to his coaching methods well certainly you know don't condone any of the things that -- certainly -- a lot of the actions that have been.
You know shown on video but I know Mike is incredibly hardworking guy guys -- successful basketball coach.
Been involves -- charities and I've done and generally just an incredibly hard working guys so.
You know really -- unfortunate situation all around but you know it's -- -- you know response by asking because -- a personal friend but this is your industry.
And I know the frustration -- -- to coaching on any level especially when -- doing it for a living.
You go home you see your kids you know your team struggling in seal lack of focus and you players.
Is it easy to see how the emotions to get the best deal -- it's so hard it's it's such a difficult profession so many ways it never ends it's 24 hours today.
You know a lot of coaches and friends that I have say you know -- one phone call away from disaster and when you're dealing with young kids.
And the incredible amount of pressure to win now.
I think that you know certainly coaches that I do things that they probably wouldn't normally do to -- so let me ask you some -- it's data tape -- of -- Sierra.
-- players around rifle and balls over the course of much as one practice but a few practices.
And -- UN what do you think you're a that such you know something that's just not going to be tolerated across country like -- you mention whether basketball fan or not.
Whether people understand the difficulties -- the pressures that come with college basketball.
But you know certainly that's something that again I don't condone certainly wouldn't conduct myself that way but.
Again I can understand and I know very well the pressures of college basketball.
And you brought up Percy -- posture.
The record was in great it was when you first got there this past -- -- 125 but the big problem is when you guys got derailed us which are guys -- doing.
When they -- with -- -- -- that's got trouble the law.
Yes you know certainly some things that we're out of my control.
I don't think.
You ever recruit bad kids I think sometimes kids make bad decisions and unfortunately.
That happened to us we have some kids make some bad decisions in our -- depleted couple injuries and all sudden we're playing six guys in the twelfth and made for very challenging year so much different than the pros you know in the pros they'll say we -- -- -- -- these players so they're obviously bad news.
In college they say well the coach's programs -- -- control we -- him we had to change coaches remove the coach.
So at Rutgers there's pressure to win there really have a rich history but the football coach of the football program -- showed they can become a national -- you get that job.
The -- was putting a lot of pressure on -- pretty -- Do you think he's in trouble today.
Well I think guy anytime you have a video come out like this and and certainly the pressures that are now with college -- -- with college athletics to win to perform to make money.
And certainly the publicity that's gonna come out of this even -- you said the casual fans gonna think very negatively.
You know probably about rockers today and overlook a lot of the very positive things they have done so Eric Murdock is a former NBA player -- -- eight years with the -- he wants needed to coaching so -- landed there.
And he saw some -- this any was appalled by eighty was on ESPN's.
Outside the lines but here's what he said contradictory.
-- -- unbelievable.
Somebody would -- that -- technique.
Can be successful.
But here's Austin Johnson a graduated senior.
I'm -- was like playing for this coach cuts when he tipped.
It just doesn't necessarily different -- and we'll give -- -- true sense of when troops before it was OK besides doing.
And I think -- You know.
I think there's some sort but it doesn't show everything else that was going on in the programs well.
He has some of the guys was saying I didn't realize this is -- over the course of the entire time they're together you prior fraction two hours a day every day even the off -- so off season.
They didn't they said they were and it wasn't go to north cognizant of how it was getting.
Yeah you know sometimes I can happen I mean that this season is a long season I think college -- -- become a year round job now a year round work.
And -- probably just get used to the way that that coach you know conducted his business and how the way how he handled practice and everything every day and like I said -- an intense hardworking guy and some guys.
Find that you know positive some guys find a way to think you know like like that young man just -- that that works for him.
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