PK is "over the top" or "meddling" to some outside observers, and "cutting edge" to others. He is also supportive to OSu and other Oregon schools and things "Oregon" generally.
The episodes @ UO since New Years' Rose loss to the Buckeyes became distractions that were not handled particularly well by Coach Chip, AD Bellotti, nor by the image conscious UO Prez---IMO.
Good Coach Ernie, as you know, had a considerable UO history as player, coach, and member of the community. BUT it's all about business, winning, and what have you done for me lately. When the Ducks floundered through a second straight "rebuilding" season---yada-yada. Maybe a few folks took some of their post-FB season related frustrations out on the hoops guys?
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