For the guys at In The Agora, ESPN is announcing that Kelvin Sampson of Oklahoma has been hired to replace Mike Davis as basketball coach at Indiana. This is a surprising choice, I really thought they’d hire Randy Wittman and keep it in the family. But it’s a good choice. Sampson is a very good recruiter and a very good coach. He’s won over 70% of his games at Oklahoma and led them to the final four once. His teams play tough, hard-nosed defensive basketball so that should translate well to the Big Ten. All in all, a pretty good choice I think.