Buzz Williams Discusses Hokies Hoops on the ACC Digital Network

Buzz Williams made an appearance on the ACC Digital Network.

The ACC posted a couple of video clips of Buzz Williams discussing the rebuilding job he inherited at Virginia Tech. My main takeaways are: 1) He believes everyone (himself, players, fans, etc...) need to get better (and he's right), and 2) Wins and losses won't define progress.

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For a coach whos been recruiting very hard and putting a new team together, Buzz looks really relaxed on TV. I wish him success ASAP.

I'm going out on a limb and saying that making the dance with regularity probably gives you a bit more practice at getting comfortable under the lights.

Buzz has different parameters for success than just W/L record, though he'll keep focus on that as well. He's tasked with building a program from scratch, essentially. I think folks will need to adjust their perspectives to keep up with Buzz this season. Personally, I am very excited about it, and willing to accept some ugliness along the way because he makes it apparent he knows what he is doing.

For those interested in the Assistants, they have finally announced them on Hokiesports. The staff is as big as I have ever seen and I believe with Sharon Spradlin leaving, they are also looking for a new Administrative Assistant.

he basically just stole/took everyone from Marquette and said hey guys come with me to the promise land! We can all #Whitness this amazing school and with the Sandsman we have nothing to worry about.

"I'm high on Juice and ready to stick it in!" Whit Babcock

...that's definitely the Buzz on the street.

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

Best Dressed HAS to go to Mr Ernest Eugene

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

The only one that seems out of the ordinary to me is Steve Thomas, but I am going to read between the lines and guess they have a connection through Buzz affiliation with Nike.

I am surprised that Buzz didn't bring in someone with a bit more experience than McNeilly to be his third assistant coach but he does come in knowing Buzz' expectations and system which is a big plus to get things moving forward.

I agree that this is the largest published basketball staff I think I have ever seen but the closer to one to one ratio of staff to players the better as we look to rebuild our program completely.

Yeah apparently he just showed up about 3-4 days ago. With the size of this staff, it is growing Women's Basketball as well as they will be given 1 or 2 positions to hire for. Plus, Lisa Strack left for an assistant job with Army, so anyone with video experience, there is an opening.

I wonder if McNeilly was brought in due to his international experience and connections (Germany, Canada, etc.).

he totally won me over even more with the plaid

Taylor, looking desperately throws it deep..HAS A MAN OPEN DANNY COALE WITH A CATCH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIVE!!!!....hes still open

He's gone to plaid

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

Word to John Boyer

Our motto bringing spirit true, that we may ever serve you

If any lurkers need a good username... I haven't seen a 'PlaidAvenger' on here yet


That name should be permanently reserved for Boyer

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

I think this guy might be really, really smart.