Knute Horwitz

Most men, when they think they are thinking, are merely rearranging their prejudices.

- Coach Knute Rockne

Let all men know how empty and worthless is the power of kings. For there is none worthy of the name but God, whom heaven, earth and sea obey.

- King Knute the Great

QUESTION:  Why do you say kuh-NOOT and not NOOT like knight, knife or Knute Rockne?

ANSWER:  Because knute isn't an English word.  It's an old Scandinavian word that means knot or puzzle and occasionally it's a masculine name.  Norwegian American football coach Knute Rockne was actually kuh-NOOT, not NOOT.  He also worked as a chemist before developing the forward pass at Notre Dame, but that's besides the point.  Here's a video of a Norwegian making fishing knots and saying the word knute: