106.7/Feinstein - Buzz Williams from Marquette rumored to be a candidate for HC of Hokies

I was just listening to 106.7 in DC this morning and they had Feinstein on for his weekly segment. He mentioned that people are talking to him about Buzz Williams being a strong candidate for the Hokies.

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I think he would be a good fit with how JJ tried to build this team with run and gun guys that can shoot.

"Have you ever tried simply turning off the TV, sitting down with your children, and hitting them?"
-Bender

They also commented that he isn't happy with the administration at Marquette.

I'm not happy with the administration at my work either. Wish VT would offer me a job...

"Have you ever tried simply turning off the TV, sitting down with your children, and hitting them?"
-Bender

That would be a fantastic homerun of a hire.

"Does it get any better than Thursday Night in Blacksburg?" - Reece Davis

Not sure Im a fan of this. My only memory is of him dancing on the flying WV after Marquette beat wvu a few years ago. I hate wvu and maybe this is dumb, but that rubbed me the wrong way

Link for the lazy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJliqfmyFyc

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See I love that! That's a coach with balls. I don't want all of our coaches to have the angelic sense that Beamer has. I like a coach that isn't afraid to say "suck it"

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my opinion is that you're reaching on this one. he didn't seek out the logo and stomp on it.

I gotta' agree with this. He danced across the floor and there is a giant logo in the middle of it.

I'm confused......you don't like it when West Virginia gets dissed?

He could have done the helicopter dick to the student section and I would still approve. WVU is the worst.

I listened to what Feinstein said and it sounded really third party or more to me. If he was directly talking to these guys I might put more stock in it, but he didn't even know Whit's name, and he intimated that Whit is using Mick Cronin as a pseudo basketball consultant, and that Mick and Buzz Williams are friends. It really sounded as if he was talking to a few other reporters/sports analysts that are passing along the information.

I worry that a coach getting paid $2.8 million a year being unhappy with the administration could be another Greenberg situation in the making, not necessarily the way it was handled but just the back and forth between coach and other employees.

Buzz Williams has been very successful as a coach though, making the NCAA every year until this season in a loaded Big East environment. The weird thing is that this season with a lot less competition in the new Big East, his team had a mediocre 17-11 (9-6) record.

I wouldn't be opposed to the hire but Whit would have to realize that he is dealing with a Giant Ego and all that goes with it. And his sideline antics are notorious. Just do an image search for Buzz Williams and see how few are him in a professional looking head shot versus him jumping up and down on the sideline. He is a sports photographers dream.

Rob Peterson
VTCC
Charlie/Hotel Company
Class of 1999

Honest question to our TKP hoops guru:
Don't you kinda HAVE to demonstrate a large ego, character-like persona to be a successful Division 1 basketball coach?
Wooden excluded, but Bobby Knight, Valvano, Pitino, Calipari, Huggins, Sutton, Lefty, Olson-all colorful characters.

There has to be some of it but it doesn't have to be over the top. Coach K, Coach Williams, Bill Self, Mike Lonergan, Jim Boeheim, Dean Smith, Jim Calhoun, Jim Phelan....I would argue that Olson is actually more in this group than extremely colorful. He did have his moments though. These guys know when to growl but spend most of their time with a smile on their face and a pretty calm demeanor. It might be because of how much they won, as losing is when you see the dog faces of most coaches anyway. See Boeheim this year against Duke.

Rob Peterson
VTCC
Charlie/Hotel Company
Class of 1999

Okay, that almost made me break out laughing at the office.

WHAT DID WHIT SAY????

Seriously, guys, it was like 3 days ago. Paraphased: Don't listen to rumors or "leaks," cause they all happen for someone's own selfish reasons. Wait until we hear the official word.

^^^^THIS^^^^ Feinstein has to have something to say for every question the Junkies throw at him.

Rob Peterson
VTCC
Charlie/Hotel Company
Class of 1999

Was going to post the same thing till I saw you beat me to it. Agree 100%. Turkey leg. While it's fun, I'm ignoring all rumors, reports, spreadsheets, etc. until Whit tells us what's fact. For all we know he could come out and announce he hired the coach of the Kazakhstan national team.

I would support this more than a Mick Cronin hire

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He would bring instant credibility to the program. I just don't think we'll be able to afford him unless he takes a significant pay cut.

For some reason, I seem to have a negative feeling about him. I forget why, though.

I'd prefer someone else. Can't put my hoof on it.

I'm gonna go out on what I consider to be a pretty sturdy limb here and say that he won't be our next Men's Basketball coach. Again, Whit went over this a few days ago. It's best to just ignore the rumors until we hear something legitimate (ie, from the athletics dept.)

FWIW

"No, we will not die like dogs, we will fight like lions!"

ESPN sent out a text alert too

The U invented Swag, but UVA invented Smug.

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People wanted a HomeRun hire... This is it

This is the big name hire this program needed. He's a personality and he'll immediately bring respectability to the program. We should also see an immediate uptick in recruiting.

Even more important, he's BIG into giving back to the community.

"Does it get any better than Thursday Night in Blacksburg?" - Reece Davis

Well lookie dat. I may be eating my words after all. Of course, I won't be shocked if it "falls through," as Whit warned, there are always some coaches out there that will get heavily involved in another school's coaching search just to try to sweeten up a contact extension at their current school.

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WHO WANTS TO START THE RUCKUS!?

I can't help but find humor in how we keep finding ourselves tied into the Old Big East, one way or another.

The U invented Swag, but UVA invented Smug.

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"I wish we knew how to quit you."

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Does this mean we will get a sweet version of the Marquette jerseys in Hokie Stone Grey/Maroon/Orange?

(I am only partially kidding.)

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