Roy Williams Radio Show Quotes

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Did you miss what Roy Williams said on his radio program Monday night? Here are some excerpts from the live call-in show hosted by Woody Durham ...

On message board critics:
"I wouldn't worry too much about what those people say. It's part of the job. What I think is that I don't think there's anything wrong with our program. We're doing okay. We're winning a few games every now and then and it's a fun group to have around and represent our university, so that's the way I'm looking at it."

On North Carolina not getting an extra second on the clock at the end of the Florida State game after the Seminoles' shot clock violation:
"Our coaching staff – we're not the brightest guys on the block, but we can add and subtract, so we knew how much time we thought was up there. But the fact of the matter is that the violation is actually called by the official when the official blows the whistle when they realize the shot clock has gone off and the ball has not hit the rim. So I don't remember, but I think 16.3 and 12.0 were the two numbers at that time, so when the 12 seconds go and the shot has clearly not hit the rim, you have to wait for the official to blow the whistle and that little device on his hip that stops the clock.

"In the old days, they used to talk about lag time. But there was no need to go back to the monitor because the clock does not stop until the official calls the violation. So there was no mistake by the officials and it was something that I didn't realize. I went up there and said, ‘Shouldn't we have some more time?' And then they gave me that explanation, and we even talked about it again after the game. They did it right."

On when Ed Davis will move to the starting lineup over Deon Thompson:
"Nobody's with my team, except Roy Williams, Joe Holladay, Steve Robinson and C.B. McGrath. Everybody can sit in their insurance office or the pharmacy or the mortgage association group or they can sit anywhere the dickens where they want to sit, but they haven't been with my team. So don't be calling me saying who the [heck] should be starting and who shouldn't be starting. I'm not mad about it. I'm really not made about it, but it is senseless…

"If you're not with someone's team, you have no idea what's going on. I'm being serious, and I'm not mad about it. I ask questions myself when I'm watching [games], but the fact of the matter is that the greatest example is Marvin Williams and Jawad Williams. We had two good players. If I had started Marvin Williams and brought Jawad off the bench, I don't think it would have been as effective. And right now, we've got two guys – one's averaging 7.7 rebounds a game, and the other one is averaging 6.7 rebounds a game. And they're not doing bad…

"Coach [Bill] Guthridge had that saying one time, ‘Do not condemn thy neighbor unless you've walked in his moccasins for two full moons.' And in coaching, what that means is don't criticize and don't question because you're not there every day. You don't see the things that I see. You don't see a mistake that Deon makes or a mistake that Ed makes.

"It's fine to be a fan. I have no problems there, but I learned from the best guy that ever coached in Dean Smith and he has not asked me one question yet about my substitutions in five years, so I don't care what anybody else says."

Defensive Players of the Game:
"For Florida State, it was Danny Green, and for N.C. State, it was Bobby Frasor."

On Tyler Zeller:
"Tyler goes back to the doctor Wednesday morning at 8:15. There is a chance that he would be released to begin practice. It doesn't mean that he would be completely released to be able to play in the next game or anything like that. It's highly unlikely that I will have a decision at any point in the next couple of weeks, because he's not going to be ready to play. He hasn't practiced one possession since Nov. 18. So thinking that we're going to get Tyler released on Wednesday morning and then maybe he can play Saturday – he's not going to be able to do that.

"What we will do is that Tyler and his mother and father and I will sit and talk. Twenty years ago, I would have told everybody 100 percent that there is no way in Hades that I'm going to let him play. But in today's times, with kids not staying in school the whole time, and definitely, if you're seven-feet tall, thinking about staying five years…

"I'm not going to say that I'm going to rule that out, but it's not advisable to say, ‘Oh yeah, go ahead and let him play so he can play six games this year,' as opposed to 35 games in his fifth year. But it something that we'll talk to his family about, see what their dreams are, see what their goals are and see where Tyler is. I think that it is highly unlikely that he would be able to play."

On Marcus Ginyard:
"There's going to be another appointment tomorrow and we're going to get more information tomorrow about Marcus. He still has not practiced, so there could – and I'm not going to promise – there could be some information after he visits with the doctors tomorrow morning."

"Roy Williams Live" airs Monday evenings on Tar Heel Sports Network affiliates.

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