If we are being honest, Bobby Knight had lost a bit of his magic touch from the middle 1990s onward. Sure his teams played hard and had decent records but Big Ten Championships and National Championships disappeared and were just not in the picture as possibilities.. When he left, I felt that the right decision was made and yes, Mike Davis got thrust into the spotlight probably before he was ready. Davis was inexperienced, hurt by his stuttering speech patterns, and criticized for not signing the best kids in Indiana but looking back now, his teams were pretty good. Give him some credit for getting us to the National Championship game in 2002 and for finishing in the top half of the Big Ten each and every year. What hurt him most was the perceived love of Steve Alford by IU fans and the fact that the Mr. Basketballs of Texas, Louisiana and Maryland were not viewed as being as good as similar Indiana players. I get all of that but I never really thought that he was a bad man, a bad coach or even a bad recruiter. So he was removed and IMHO, the regression has continued and may now has spiraled out of control. Sampson had his scandals, Dakich doesn't count, Crean underperformed with NBA players who did fine here but could never leap the bigger hurdles and now Miller has been an outright disaster. Compounding all of this is that the kids of today do not remember the golden years of IU basketball because those days are long gone. The five banners in Assembly Hall have rust on them from the point of view of today's kids and from the good players in the country. I am just asking the question if firing Mike Davis was a mistake? He graduated his kids. He took them to church. He basically avoided scandals and he got us to a national championship game and kept us in the upper echelon of the Big Ten. An injury to DJ White hurt the team a lot at the end. Would it have been just as bad if we had kept him? I would love to hear the feedback from you old timers ln the board. I am 73 and one of you. Go Hoosiers.