Monday, November 19, 2012

UNC's Roy Williams on Maryland leaving ACC: If they feel that is best then see you

LAHAINA, Hawaii - North Carolina coach Roy Williams said on Monday that he was "stunned" and "shocked" by the news that Maryland would be leaving the ACC to join the Big Ten.

"I'm an old ACC guy," Williams said after his team's 95-49 victory against Mississippi State in the quarterfinals of the Maui Invitational. "I've been around a long time. I've been around probably longer than the league has, I don't know. So I was shocked by it and didn't see it coming whatsoever."

Williams referenced the ACC's $50 million exit fee and said, "It will be interesting to see what happens there."

"If they have that extra money, maybe they could pass it around to some other people kind of thing," Williams said. "But it's strange to me. What's going on with college athletics is strange to me. I mean, give me a break - the Big East goes all the way to freaking Hawaii. Or close, anyway."

Williams throughout his coaching career has competed extensively against Maryland. He graduated from UNC in 1972 and then was a Tar Heels assistant coach under Dean Smith from 1978-88.

"I'm one of those guys that if somebody doesn't think that my house is the right place to be, then go ahead and leave," Williams said. "I've got no problem with that. So for me, it's a shock. That'd be the biggest thing. I hate to see them go but if they feel like that's what best for them then, see you."

- Andrew Carter

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Classless slob. I cringe every time he opens his mouth.

Anonymous said...

What exactly was classless in his statement? Knowing that nothing he says is going to change the facts, what else is he supposed to say?

Anonymous said...

Who cares what that buffoon Roy thinks??

Anonymous said...

Evidently you do because you read the article.

Anonymous said...

1. Coach Rat
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4. Lil' Abner Roy
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6. Don't matter...

Anonymous said...

There are some days that just throw you a curve. And this is one of those days. I can't stand Roy or UNC. I think they are cheats at best.

Having said that, I agree 100% with Roy." uuuuugh!

Anonymous said...

Roy has bigger things than Maryland leaving the ACC to be concerned with...

Anonymous said...

I concur with Roy....for once!

Anonymous said...

unc haters are so pathetic.

Anonymous said...

NIT Runner-ups 2013???

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Andrew, for letting us know Roy's feelings of this matter. We really, really, really care!
Perhaps he can share other opinions that have nothing to do with coaching his team with you when he gets a break from being the hardest working coach in America.

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well as a matter of fact, I was stunned and shocked myself too when I first heard that on the news, I could not believe it and I still can't

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