Thursday, February 5, 2009

All Wins and No Losses Make Buzz Williams Go...

Buzz William's Marquette team is riding high right now. Number 8 in the polls. Halfway through the Big East season and they are the only unbeaten team. And Buzz is bringing back bald look, like he's Stone Cold Steve Austin. And he's a colorful character, we love him for that.
But after Marquette's win over Georgetown Saturday, William's took some umbrage with a question asked in the post game press conference. Seemingly it's for no good reason. Here is what happened, courtesy of

McIlvaine: "Coach, you're on an 11-game winning streak, 8-0 in the Big East, obviously the number, the ranking, is going down. How do you keep the kids focused and not buying into the hype and all the ancillary stuff? How do you get them focused for the next game?"

Williams: "Well, I appreciate what you said, Mac, and I know that you played here and had a lot of success here. We pay absolutely no attention to anything said by the media, said within the media, and I'm not trying to be condescending, but I don't think you win 11 straight games, eight straight games in the Big East, if you're focusing on the wrong things. And so I'm somewhat offended that you would even ask that, because what you should talk about is the character and the heart of our players. That's what should be talked about. Talking about how we focus for the next game? Why don't you talk about, Mac, how we focused on this game? Why don't you talk about how we focused on every single Big East game? And for you as the home-team radio announcer to be asking some sort of question like that, it sounds like you're employed by someone other than Marquette. That's disappointing that you would ask that, being that you're a former player. You should be as proud of the collection of 12 guys that put on the uniform and that absolutely play their heart out at 6-6 and under against great teams on a nightly basis."

McIlvaine: "Oh, I am extremely proud of the guys, Coach. I'm just asking if there's anything you do as a coach to just keep these guys focused. I mean, obviously you're doing a great job of it. I was just wondering if there was anything to it."

Williams: "We'll do the same thing, Mac, that we've done every single day in the 296 days that I've been employed. That's wake up early, that's go to work and work as long as we can until our eyes fall asleep. That's what we do. That's what we do every day, whether that's in the season or out of the season, non-conference or conference."

Williams apologized earlier this week but still the outburst still exists in public record

Here is video of the press conference

Can anyone guess what the title is an allusion to? Post a comment if you think you've figured it out

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