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Mike Rice wins the title of Worst Coach Person Ever

Back in December, Rutgers head coach Mike Rice was suspended for three games and fined $50,000 for throwing basketballs at his players’ heads, which, at the time, sounded bad enough, but now, ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” has obtained practice footage of Rice physically and verbally abusing his players, and after watching it, it’s a wonder he wasn’t fired on the spot.

According to ESPN, Rutgers AD Tim Pernetti viewed 30 minutes of the footage back in December and decided to only give Rice a three-game suspension and fine. Seriously?! Watch the video above and tell me if you think that was a fair punishment. Ironically, Pernetti is a finalist for Athletic Director of the Year.

Even Billy Gillispie is shaking his head.

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53 Comments for Mike Rice wins the title of Worst Coach Person Ever



  1. Kevin Cooke
    3:48 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink


  2. Dustin
    3:53 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Everyone can say this and that about Cal, but you will never see that from him. That jughead above needs to be let go and stay out.



  3. Carl
    3:54 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Big tough man picking on kids. What a jerk and shame on Rutgers for not firing him. I wouldn’t want any kid of mine to play for him.



  4. cats 97
    3:55 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Bobby Knight sees nothing wrong with this.



  5. billy clyde
    3:55 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    I like his style…



  6. Jack Lord
    3:55 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    think ill send my boys over to pay him a visit!



  7. Take the Ho spam off the menu
    3:56 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Getting out of hand. I’m about to go vote against them…



  8. VOTE YALL
    4:00 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    http://blog.cookingchanneltv.com/2013/04/01/final-four-best-college-eats/

    The gap has been widening all afternoon. We have no momentum. Mods, please re-post the poll on the Blog. Not enough people are reading the comments!! You people have enough time to leave a comment name-calling complete strangers and criticizing high school kids. Don’t you have enough time to help us win the only Final Four we will see this year?



  9. BiloxiDave
    4:02 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Big tough head coach. He wouldn’t run up on those same kids in the street like that so why do it at practice? And people wonder why kids carry AR-15s to school.



  10. Fancoulo
    4:02 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    The new Bobby Knight!



  11. Steve Fitts
    4:03 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    He could be arrested for assault if he exhibited that behavior out in public–seriously! If you do that out in public and a cop sees you, you will find yourself in handcuffs! Sadly, coaches have always gotten away with criminal behavior if done out of the eye of the public.



  12. UK Wildcat
    4:04 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    I imagine the recruits and their parents will be lining up to play for him now.



  13. Yakov Smirnoff
    4:04 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink


  14. Smart Person
    4:05 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    The coach and the AD should be fired and never allowed to coach again.



  15. Maxbps8
    4:06 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    #3 & #4 are right. In the dictionary, online of course, under Bully it now has a picture of this prick. How in the world none of these players went after him particularly returning fire w/ a basketball is shocking to me.

    As for the guy in the interview saying he was shocked how anyone would think this kind of coaching approach would work is in itself surprising as I guarantee and is evidenced here on this thread, anyone that watches this video will immediately conjure up images of Baby-&-Bully-Bobby Knight and his ‘coaching style’.

    This guy no only should be fired, the ncaa and hs athletics should give him a No-Coaching EVER-AGAIN life-sentence. Anything less is unacceptable.



  16. whocares
    4:08 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    The Ho only gets my vote at 4 in the morning when I can’t feel my face and there is no other place to go. I am going to write in for Rincon on 2 for 1 night or Ramsey’s for fried chicken or for Mad Mushroom’s cheese sticks when you want to avoid The Ho.



  17. Kevin C.
    4:08 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    There’s no way the NCAA can let this slide, considering how hard they came down on Penn State with ZERO actual “evidence”. Forget about the 3-game suspension…this scumbag should be fired immediately, retroactively fined for the time he was allowed to coach since the first damning practice footage was recorded. And then, the parents of the kids should band together and sue the ever living sh*t out of Rutgers for allowing it.



  18. Simple
    4:14 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Coach and AD both need to go. That’s incredible. Rice is damn lucky those players show self-control or they’d take his head off. Incredible.



  19. is voting over yet?
    4:16 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Please tell me the polls are closed for the final four of the greasiest college food…



  20. Robert Montgomery Knight
    4:17 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    I really don’t see what all the fuss is about. If rape by your coach is inevitable, you might as well just lay back and enjoy it!



  21. asdf
    4:19 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Dang, this guy deserves jail time. Seriously.



  22. Rockfield, KY
    4:20 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    I played for maybe the toughest SOB to every step foot on a KY high school baseball field, and he had the quickest temper I’ve ever seen. He would grab players by their jerseys and yell all the time, but he NEVER insulted a player like that or threw equipment at us and we always knew he was doing it because he wanted us to succeed. There is a big difference. This guy is a prick and probably a big fairy himself off the court when the kids can defend themselves.



  23. sdjh
    4:20 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    #3 shut up, like any of your kids could play college ball you freakin dolphin



  24. bmt22033
    4:20 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Rice and Pernetti should *both* lose their jobs over this. I’d even go so far as to say that Rice should be banned from coaching.



  25. sdjh
    4:21 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    this years mens team couldve used some coaching like this honestly. i dare you to disagree with me



  26. Carl
    4:25 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    #23 for your information one of mine does. You’re a jackass. Another big person that runs there mouth about nothing they know about safely behind the computer. Your the one that needs to shut up.



  27. dsjfh
    4:28 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    oh my apologies 26, i didn’t know never ever land U was a NCAA recognized institution



  28. dsjfh
    4:29 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    i will be coming out with a phD dissertation shortly proving the validity of the claim that Carl is indeed a dolphin. stay tuned



  29. dsjfh
    4:30 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    hey my bad man, i wasn’t trying to insult your kid. just being dumb on the comments section. sorry bro.



  30. NO DOUBT
    4:30 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    ARCHIE WOULD WHOOP HIS ASS!!



  31. Mattcat68
    4:31 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Carl may or may not be a dolphin, but you (dsjfh) are living proof that monkeys can type with their feet. 🙂



  32. dsjfh
    4:32 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    NO DOUBT YOU ARE AN DKAFHSDLKNJFDS



  33. dsjfh
    4:32 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    LOL GOOD ONE 38



  34. dsjfh
    4:34 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    /lllll/,SAa



  35. dsjfh
    4:34 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

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  36. UKfanNKY
    4:35 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    I say the players need to get together and throw this dude a good ol fashion blanket party.



  37. catlogic15
    4:36 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Rice must have tutored under Gillespie.



  38. dsjfhj
    4:38 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    32-35 YOU’RE THE DOLPHIN!



  39. Bledsoe's Biceps
    4:39 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    As someone above said, the NCAA should intervene as well. Let’s see how much they really care about these student athletes. If this piece of crap coach and the AD both aren’t fired within the week, Rutgers should be sued for every dime they have. There is absolutely no place for this type of behavior from a coach. The AD fires the whistle blower and then thinks a fine and 3 game suspension is all that’s needed for the actual perpetrator. Someone call the village and tell them we’ve found their idiot.



  40. Weeping Apology
    4:50 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    I am coming, guys. Hold on!



  41. Women Everywhere
    4:57 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Sickening. I can’t imagine having to endure this day in and day out. Rutgers needs to protect their students and fire his ass now.



  42. Kaptain Kat!
    5:08 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    I would love to stomp a mud hole in his head.



  43. NJ
    5:45 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    He will be gone by sunrise tomorrow.



  44. go vote!
    5:57 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    This guy is crazy. This man needs Tolly Ho in his life to brighten his mood. BTW The ‘Ho is losing to Marquette. Follow this link to vote for them

    http://blog.cookingchanneltv.com/2013/04/01/final-four-best-college-eats/



  45. Jen
    6:06 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    “This is a players last program.” — Mike Rice



  46. Bobby Knight
    6:32 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Give the guy a break, he’s just passionate. What’s the big deal?



  47. Captain obvious
    6:48 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Rice and AD will be fired by this evening. He can never recruit another kid again. Find a new line of work Rice and AD.



  48. UK Freshmen
    7:23 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Terrence, you m*****f***er!!!



  49. Rutgers's ADSucks2
    8:55 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Rutgers has another issue not shown in this video – the AD terminated the guy that was talking for reporting the coach for his illegal activity…whistleblower lawsuit anyone?



  50. bret1555
    9:05 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    First off – no excuse for the ball-throwing, kicking, or serious verbal abuse. He should be fired.

    However, many of the clips are of hands-on instruction (fighting through a screen, bodying up for a block-out, etc. Although a lot of it looks out of bounds, if you understand basketball, some of it is not inappropriate, at all.

    That said, the other stuff is very troubling… No coach should EVER treat players like that.



  51. jp7
    9:23 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Why on earth would anybody in their right mind want to play for or coach under a jerk like that? There is no excuse-Bobby Knight proved this is not the way to coach. It might have been acceptable 40 years ago, but people wised up and figured out treating kids like dirt was the wrong way. Coaches have a responsibility to help kids, teach and encourage them and prepare them for whatever is next. He has abused his privilege and responsibility. Guys like he and Billy Gillispie have gone the way of the dodo. Get rid of him and never let him “coach” another kld.



  52. OZ
    9:23 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Someone should file criminal charges against him for assault; then get a restraining order that prevents him having contact with team members on or off the court. The player/students could also file a civil claim against the University. That should lead the athletics director to make a reasonable decision and get rid of Mike Rice ASAP.



  53. Mark
    1:30 am April 3, 2013 Permalink

    Get rid of this idiot now!!!! No place for that crap in basketball or anywhere else.