Buzz Williams Discusses Virginia Tech's 70-68 Win Over Virginia

The Head Hokie talked about a variety of subjects.

Buzz Williams discussed Virginia Tech's 70-68 upset win over No. 4 Virginia with Jon Laaser and Mike Burnop (thanks to IMG College Audio for the audio), as well as the media.

In his time with Laaser and Burnop, Williams laced management wisdom and a stellar anecdote of how he filled the team's "Buzz's Boy" position among some observations of what happened on Cassell's court. Also, he shared his post-game plans, "I'm going to eat a bowl of cereal, and read for awhile and hope I can go to bed before the sun comes up." (I'm curious what his go-to cereal choice is, and sidebar: the Frosted Flakes Honey Nut Cheerios combination is the G.O.A.T.)

Williams Q&A session with the media focused much more on the Hokies' win and Tech's players and program.

Comments

Awesome comments about his staff.

I don't know how many people listen to this, twelve?

We'll he's not wrong, sometimes I feel like I'm the only one listening to basketball radio broadcasts. Then again, I get all those juicy quotes for primo turkey legs on TKP so who am I to complain?

Breakfast of Champions AND damn fine motivational speakers!

Counterpoint.

Jon Laaser and Mike Burnop must love interviewing Buzz. He brings something new, different, and funny every day. Good stuff!

Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

I'm curious about what he's reading.

In the video? It's the post-game stats report that the basketball support staff puts together during a game, very detailed and useful, but not sure if its available to the public. The coaches and media get them at halftime and after the game.

The best prank ever would be if Buzz was looking at the postgame stats, pauses, looks up and says, "you guys will get these in an hour and 45 minutes, just FYI." Then follows it up with, "just messing with you, we'll hand them out now."

No, before he goes to bed. Buzz is an interesting guy, I'm wondering what is next to his nightstand. I would bet it isn't about basketball.

My guess would be a bible. He is a very devout Christian.

He reads three books from three genres, 3 chapters a day of each. Usually one is on leadership, one is about someone who thinks differently, and the last is happy sports related.

He has answered that questions at various times. I'm sure he changes it up but that was the gist the three times I've read his answer.

He's so much fun to watch and observe. My favorite anecdote to date was when he first came to Blacksburg he was working on memorizing the presidents. Because he thought that was something everyone should know. So he purposes himself to do it.

I love his transparency, humility, and encouragement with his coaching and team. The answer is never "this guys great because of his length and athleticism," but rather something along the lines of "I love this kid because he was raised right by his parents and will put in every last bit of talent into this program and getting better. He may not do the right thing but he will give his best effort"

We should be incredibly grateful for Whit and Buzz for this venture, I hope it is for the long haul.

Frosted Flakes Honey Nut Cheerios

Unless he brought his own over, its regular Corn Flakes, regular Cheerios and Raisin Bran in the locker room.

I love that he used the "Buzz's Boy" term as that is basically what Lyle was last year and to an extent is this year. He is definitely grooming him to move up in the coaching world, but him and GA Will Gipe are his "go-for" guys.

Opportunity missed. The Honey Nut Cheerios bee's name is Buzz.

Frosted Mini Wheats with a handful of blueberries in ice cold 2% milk is how big pimps roll.

Leonard. Duh.

Buzz still throwing shade at the media

I know that needs to be the story in your newspaper

Maybe you can write a few sentences about that

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

Was the discussion at the beginning with Norm Wood that David Teel was making only his 6th visit to Blacksburg since Buzz had been there?

Yes.

There is some subtext there that I'm sure I don't get.

Not really much. Norm and Buzz were joking about it after the NC State game on Saturday, and then with Tech playing UVA yesterday, Teel was at Cassell so it came up again.

I don't even really like basketball. But I like Buzz. And because of that I watched the Hokies beat the number four team in the nation last night. Pretty sweet.

I'm still riding high from back to back ACC victories. But one thing is still nagging at me:

WE HAVE TO LEARN TO SHOOT FRICKIN FREE THROWS.

Honestly, UVA shouldn't have been a nailbiter. It seems like we have been an awful free throw team going back to Seth Greenberg. What gives? Why are so so bad at something that should be so easy?

"I liked you guys a lot better when everybody told you you were terrible." -Justin Fuente

TOUGH GUYS MAKE FREE THROWS!
-that one guy

We are the Hokies. We will prevail. We will prevail. We will prevail. We are Virginia Tech.

The day before Whit announced that VT was hiring Buzz Williams, a good friend of mine who is quite well connected in the b-ball world, called me up and said you will love your next coach Buzz Williams. He told me that Buzz was more than just an X's and O's guys and he can really build a program. He said I guarantee you guys will be in the tournament in three years. I have to say, I like what I see and the way that the building process is going even with all the injury set backs. I really hope Buzz likes living in a town like Mayberry and stays a long while.