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In Tar Hell, do inmates run the asylum?

You want happy coaches, boosters and student bodies? It's all up to 18-, 19- and 20-years-old "inmates" writes Page 2's Ralph Wiley.

Updated: April 8, 2003, 12:39 PM ET
By Ralph Wiley | Page 2 columnist

North Carolina A.D. Dick Baddour allowed Matt Doherty to resign as Tar Heel basketball coach after hearing from various players under Doherty and their parents. Some folks wondered if "the inmates were running the asylum" now.

I don't know about all that. I do know, having learned it from a Mr. Ken Kesey, who once worked in an actual insane asylum in Menlo Park, Calif., that at times it might go better if the inmates did run the asylum, if the alternative is the sadistic Nurse Mildred Ratched. ...

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