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Nov 2, 2023·edited Nov 3, 2023Liked by Jerod Morris

My loving obsession with IU basketball began with Branch McCracken, since he was still the coach when I enrolled at IU as a freshman. During my high school years, getting to see the Hoosiers at Butler Fieldhouse was the absolute highlight of any season and I treasure the memory. To me, Coach Knight was the culmination of those McCracken years: a continuation of a tradition that sprang out of the earth to those of us raised in Indiana. Later, I was a proud Lemming on the early, free version of Peegs and agonized with the other forum members about the state of the university administration, as well as the self-inflicted injuries that led up to the infamous firing. I also treasure the simple facts of RMK's approach to life: be loyal, be honest, be uncompromising in one's beliefs. There was more to admire than to criticize, from my very Hoosier bias. RIP.

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Thanks, @Jerod Morris, for compiling all of these excellent obits for us and for sharing your own thoughts with the community. Your words are your own, but I believe they have meaning for many of us here.

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Nov 2, 2023Liked by Jerod Morris

I did learn quite a bit while watching all of the remembrances so far but maybe the biggest is at one time Michael Irvin says he wanted to go to IU to play football if he could have also play basketball for Coach Knight.

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Also, curious, Jerod, how you came to be chosen for the student perspective on Coach Knight’s firing.

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