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Dealing With Pressure

Here is a good piece by Yahoo's Jason King on the Heels' journey to this point. I found this bit interesting:

The day after the Wake Forest loss, he called a team meeting in the Tar Heels’ locker room. He didn’t yell or scream, and not once did he criticize anyone for poor play or a lack of effort.

"Roy stood there," Holladay says, "and told them, ‘Hey, we’re a good team. We’re going to work a little harder and everything is going to be fine. Let’s just go about our business and see what happens.’

"He showed no panic with our kids. He didn’t change up practice. He didn’t change how he talked to them. We kept doing the exact same things we’d been doing. He gave them a lot of confidence that they were going be fine. It takes a smart, veteran coach to do it like that instead of going off the handle.

"Roy builds them up more much than he’ll ever tear anyone down."

That's right...when we were all "jumping off buildings" as Bobby Frasor put it, Roy was keeping a steady hand on the wheel. Be sure to check out the rest of the article.