That's exactly what he did. He scared teams into winning. He got results and even admitted that is why he was able to get away with what he did. The university administration would turn a blind eye to it, at least until a more "woke" administration took over.
He did have high standards for himself as well. When he was fired from IU and took over at Texas Tech, he actually returned his salary to the university one year because his team underperformed.
someone like him should be a relic of the past. There are other ways to achieve good results.
True. I wouldn't want to work for or live next to a guy with his anger issues.
He had many fallings out with former assistant coaches, former players, and coaches that he was once friends with.