Southern Methodist's Larry Brown calls the new hand-check rule "scary."
He's not alone.
"Tons of fouls, a lot of free throws, long, ugly games," Oklahoma's Lon Kruger said. "Hopefully fans can prepare for that. It is going to be frustrating."
The crackdown on hand-checking and a different interpretation of the block-charge call represent the most dramatic changes in the sport in years.
The criticism is already rolling in.
"They don't want a great 57-52 game, hard played, competitive," West Virginia's Bob Huggins said. "They want an 86-82 game. Do they want to watch that garbage for four-and-a-half hours? Do they want to do that by shooting 70 free throws? ... People don't want to watch free-throw shooting contests."
The changes were made in an attempt to bring more athleticism into the game.
"I will tell you, the focus of playing tough, physical defense was never the game of basketball," said Curtis Shaw, coordinator of officials for the Big 12, Southland, Ohio Valley, American Athletic Conference and Conference USA.
"So I think we are just going back to the rules of basketball, saying let's go back to playing an athletic game, not a physical game."
Congratulations Tim Floyd. You've made the list! But the Texas El Paso coach has plenty of company, especially if you're last name is Pitino, Crean or Boeheim. Check out the list put together by Scott Gleeson of the Indianapolis Star. There's plenty of anger to go around.
College basketball will never be the same. It was 10 years ago today that Bobby Knight was fired by Indiana. Kent Harvey, the student at the center of the controversy that led to Knight's firing, said the incident has no residual bearing on his life aside from providing fodder for family ribbing.
"When my father-in-law introduces me to his friends or colleagues, sometimes he'll introduce me as the guy who got Bob Knight fired just to embarrass the heck out of me," Harvey said. "It's all in jest."
To commemorate this memorable date on the college basketball calendar, we bring you the best of Bobby Knight on video. All of this, of course, comes with a strong language warning.
A jury found Karen Sypher guilty of three counts of extortion, two counts of lying to the FBI and one count of retaliating against a witness in the case involving Louisville's Rick Pitino. She faces a maximum sentence of 26 years in prison, but will probably get seven or eight when sentenced Oct. 27.