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Either Play or Don't Play

Roy Williams in his press conference today:

"I really don’t know a great answer to that. I think that seniors a lot of times put a lot more pressure on themselves and you have to be concerned about that. You have to be concerned about their psyche. But also, I’m tired of that. It’s put up or shut up kind of time. It’s basically what it is…

"Looking back on it, I wish I had majored in psychology as opposed to health and physical education. I thought I had to do that to be a coach. But my college education would have been much more valuable if I were a better psychologist. But also, I get tired of worrying about somebody’s psyche. My God, play the dadgum game. That’s what it boils down to. And I’ve tried. They understand that I’m tired of that part… It’s time to play. Either play or don’t play."


"I've told them that I have never had to coach concentration and effort as much as I feel like I'm trying to coach that now. They should be able to supply that. And in saying they should be able to supply that, I've got to figure out a way to help them get that done. Evidently, I haven't done a very good job of it."

Translation? Roy is done trying to figure out why Marcus Ginyard or anyone else is sucking on the court. It is 21 games into the season which means these guys need to get their heads on straight and show up to play.

Larry Drew followed Roy into the press room and basically said the UNC head coach has done a ton of talking this season. Team meetings. Drawn efforts to try and motivate the team. Drew also said they need to play harder, better, etc, etc, blah, blah, blah.

Yes, we are all approaching the definition of insanity in case you were wondering.