Herbert explains Sampson hiring at IU

Herbert explains Sampson hiring at IU

There are 86 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Feb 26, 2008, titled Herbert explains Sampson hiring at IU. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

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OJ Simpson

Columbus, IN

#84 Feb 27, 2008
Tony wrote:
This guy continues to earn $370K from IU after being denounced as president - and refuses to speak to news media in this state about his important role in bringing Sampson to IU. He gives an interview to a Florida paper! How does he avoid the HORRIBLE graduation rates for 10 years at OU as not part of a "broader scheme" - but continues to refer to Sampson as a "value hire"!! Incredible. What "value" is he possibly referring to?
He has the gall to state that being in the lowest 5% of all institutions at OU "is not an NCAA violation" - who is this guy - Dick Cheney?
There were many fine coaches available then - as now - with ZERO BAGGAGE, and great win %'s and high graduation rates that neither he nor Greenspin chose to pursue. Its obvious Sampson
slicked both these fools and they ate it up. Now both of them are pointing at the other saying "I agreed with him". Its like the Two Stooges, with the "Holier than thou" trustees playing the role of Shemp! What incompetence - what a display of passing the buck - what an absence of character!
So he choses a Jacksonville paper to "come out" to. He should take his sorry self down there and let others restore the IU we know and are (were) proud of. What a pathetic attempt at excusing your own screw-up! Shame on Herbert!
Herbert aka(Bozo the clown)(Santa Claus in that god awful red sweat suit - tent) and the Elves (Trustees) hired the Grand Knight - Sampson. GREENSPAN had no call in the hiring process.
The Fan

Columbus, IN

#85 Feb 27, 2008
At Least we can all say thanks to John Mellencamp for tossing in the $500,000 to put the mess behind us.

Inside sources point to him for tossing in the $$$ such that we can place this unforntunate moment behind us.


GREENSPAN + MCROBBIE > Trustees =(SAMPSON) meaning negative Sampson.

Get it. Greenspan did not hire Sampson

United States

#86 Feb 27, 2008
Of course this herbert ducks any attempt to interview him, he is afraid to speak and show his ignorance. This 'token' is a disgrace to IU and should be fired completely from his 'position'. A coward who won't even have the spine to stand up and admit he screwed up. Herbert epitomizes what is wrong with promoting unqualified minorities, and gives no apology for accepting such. It is the 'entitlement' mentality.

Bloomington, IN

#87 Feb 28, 2008
OJ Simpson wrote:
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Herbert aka(Bozo the clown)(Santa Claus in that god awful red sweat suit - tent) and the Elves (Trustees) hired the Grand Knight - Sampson. GREENSPAN had no call in the hiring process.
If we and go along with your non-sensical suggestion that Greenspan had no call in the hiring process, then he should still be fired. He would be a good-for-nothing worthless tool, yes man, and an overpaid rubber stamp.


#88 Mar 4, 2008
Why didn't they show the same tolerance for Bob Knight? The greatest coach in history.

San Francisco, CA

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