TCU coach Jamie Dixon on corruption scandal: ‘It can happen anywhere’

was TCU coach Jamie Dixon is confident his program is being run the right way, but he knows to remain aware of what’s going on.

In light of a recent FBI investigation that revealed bribery and corruption throughout college basketball, Dixon said he’s had discussions with his assistant coaches regarding the investigation, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Carlos Mendez.

“I lecture our staff a lot about these things,” Dixon said. “I think you can’t walk around with an arrogance and think it can’t happen at your place. It can happen anywhere.”

The Horned Frogs began practice Friday in advance of their Nov. 10 opener against Louisiana Monroe. Dixon, in his second season at TCU, wasn’t worried about his assistants having done something related to the investigation. Louisville has since fired coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich, while Oklahoma State and Auburn have involved their assistants involved with the scandal.

Dixon said the school’s administration asked him to speak with assistants and see if any of them had something to disclose, but he said he “felt quite comfortable” about their innocence.

“We continue to lecture our guys about never going down that road, because there are challenges out there every day,” Dixon said. “Every day we face some kind of decision that we have to make a choice.”

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