Originally Posted by cincrazy
I miss those days too, but sadly they are gone. He's 68 years old now, and was clearly burned out near the end at Texas Tech. I really can't see Georgia being any better of a situation for him. I'm sure he could turn it around, but at what cost? Realistically they're not going to compete for a championship under him, and the best he could probably expect is an annual 1st or 2nd round exit in the NCAA's.
I think it ultimately depends on what he wants to do while at Georgia and how realistic his expectations are.
If he wants to come into Athens and turn them into a national championship contender within 2 years, he is going to have problems.
However, if he brought a bright young assistant coach with him, laid out a blueprint to get Georgia back on track with the intention of handing the program over within those two years, it could possibly work, even though Knight himself would not receive the ultimate reward.
Regardless, Knight is going to be a short term hire, but he would likely be able to attract the talent and make Georgia competitive. If there isn't somebody to carry the torch after Knight, it will be a disaster.