Coach Bobby Johnson Interview
with Al Trautwig; Set to Air Sunday, Monday on MSG Sports
policy prohibiting the use of profanity on the football field
has captured the attention of the Big Apple media.
An interview Head Coach Bobby Johnson recently conducted
with former ABC Sports host and current New York Knicks announcer
Al Trautwig is scheduled to air on Angles, a half-hour
weekly program on the Madison Square Garden Network that addresses
timely sports issues.
The interview, which also includes comments from New York
Jets Head Coach Herman Edwards, will air Sunday at 9:30 p.m.,
CST, on the MSG Network. It will re-air twice on Monday (2:30
and 5:30 p.m.). MSG programming is available on the Dish Network.
MSG, which airs New York Rangers, Knicks and Mets games,
is available in 3 million households, largely limited to the
Northeast. Outside the Northeast, MSG is available on the
Dish Network (channel 412). The show also is also available
on the stations official website, www.msgnetwork.com.
Johnson accepted Trautwigs invitation to appear on Angles
after the New York Times published a commentary last week
bemoaning the coachs stance against profanity. The interview
was staged Thursday evening from the new football weightroom
from Vanderbilts McGugin Center.
During the interview, Trautwig applauded the no-cursing policy.
He also aired a separate conversation with Jets Coach Edwards,
who praised the Vanderbilt coachs effort to limit profanity.
Johnson initiated the cursing ban at his first Spring Practice
last April, passing along a policy introduced to the coach
in his prep and collegiate playing days. He also instituted
the rule during his eight-year tenure as head coach at Furman
The policy is not unusual among college teams, according
to the Associated Press. Several teams, including Notre Dame,
are among a handful of major college squads to endorse the