North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams has never been one to mince words when it comes to his team’s poor performances, so it should come as no surprise that the veteran coach was hot under the collar after a rough start against Lipscomb in the NCAA Tournament.
The thing is, Williams doesn’t like to swear. Instead, he uses an incredible arsenal of fake swears to make it absolutely clear what he’s thinking without the bleeps and the angry letters from mothers insulted by foul language.
And it honestly makes for some brilliant soundbites, as was the case on Sunday at halftime against Lipscomb.
Williams did an interview with Tracy Wolfson of CBS on his way into the tunnel and it was full of the Roy Williams color we’ve come to know and love.
“Well I challenged them ’cause they really ticked me off with the way we played earlier,” Williams said after Wolfson asked a question about North Carolina going on a 12-1 run in the half after the poor start. “We were turning the dadgum ball over.
“For no reason, we’re going down and shooting the first shot we can get whether it feels like lead or shoot the sucker is the way we played there, so hopefully the anger will stay through the half and we’ll play better in the second half, too.”
There’s a fair amount to unpack there for such a short soundbite, but you’ve got “ticked off” and “dadgum” which are staples in the Williams lexicon. Then there’s that odd bit about feeling like lead or shoot the sucker that doesn’t make a heckuva lot of sense.
However, the point is that Williams was mad with how the Tar Heels were playing and he made sure his team knew it. And North Carolina managed to respond, so chalk it up as another solid bit of coaching from the legend. No matter how dadgum goofy it can look or sound.
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