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Fedora, Williams, Hatchell Respond to the NOA

UNC's big three head coaches of sports cited in the notice of allegations offered statements on the day's developments

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Through the athletic communications office at UNC, Larry Fedora, Roy Williams, and Sylvia Hatchell all offered their canned responses to the release of the notice of allegations from the NCAA:

Larry Fedora statement on release of NCAA Notice of Allegations:

"I’ve not had a chance to read the full report, but I have been briefed on the contents by the administration.  While these allegations against the University are disappointing, I’m confident the processes and procedures the department has put in place since I arrived will enable us to avoid these issues in the future.  Our staff is going to continue to work hard, recruit talented student-athletes and put a strategy in place that can win at the highest level."

Translation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Roy Williams statement:

"Everyone who loves Carolina is truly saddened by these allegations. We aspire to and work toward meeting higher standards than the actions that warranted this notice. Our university and numerous outside groups have looked at every aspect of our academic and athletic life. As a result, Carolina has implemented scores of new processes and checks and balances that have undoubtedly made us a better university. Hopefully, we will never again receive such a notice."

Translation: You come at the king, you'd best not miss.

Sylvia Hatchell statement:

"You know how much I love the University of North Carolina, and because of this I’m certainly disappointed by these allegations. Our athletic department and university have learned from these past missteps. Corrective action has already been put in place and will only make our campus better.

"I’ve always run my program with integrity. That’s why reading some of the allegations are so disappointing. I’m confident that Bubba Cunningham and the university will work with the NCAA to get through this process and bring closure to this matter, so our current and future student-athletes can have the best experience possible."

Translation: I'll be meeting with the state retirement planning officer in the next few days.