Majerus: 'Good for your soul to be involved in this process'
If Rick Majerus were like 95 percent of the men in his profession, he wouldn't have been anywhere near that Hillary Clinton rally last weekend.
The better part of discretion is never taking a stand on anything politically as a coach. But you can't go to the safe haven all the time.
The Majerus file
Career record (through Jan. 23): 423-147
Coaching career: Marquette assistant (1971-83); Marquette head coach (1983-86); Ball State head coach (1987-89); Utah head coach (1989-2004)
Final Fours: One (Utah in 1998)
More: After leaving Utah, citing poor health for both him and his mother, he signed at ESPN as a college basketball analyst In late 2004, Majerus signed to take over as the head coach at USC on April 1, 2005, only to resign less than a week later, citing his health. "I made a mistake," Majerus said. "I apologize to USC for any inconvenience or embarrassment." He returned to ESPN, where he was an analyst until taking the St. Louis job on April 27, 2007.
I believe in ending the war. I believe in gun control. I believe in stem-cell (research). I believe in pro-choice. I respect that women need to make the decisions that are right for them, and I think it's wrong for people to speculate what they would do in a gut-wrenching, agonizing situation.
Pat Forde is a national columnist for ESPN.com. He can be reached at ESPN4D@aol.com.
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