|Roy Williams Radio Show Quotes|
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Did you miss what Roy Williams said on his radio program this week? Here are some excerpts from the live call-in show hosted by Jones Angell ...
How's the team dealing with the multiple health concerns?
"Not real well right now. James Michael (McAdoo) was able to practice about half of practice [on Monday]. I would expect him to play. Desmond (Hubert), same thing, about half of practice. He didn't feel great at the end. He was worn out but unless something changes I would expect him to play. I really don't see how P.J. can play. The bad thing is that yesterday at practice I got very enthused. He was out early shooting the ball. He went through some shooting drills. He didn't have any headaches. The plan at that time was they were going to give him the last concussion test this afternoon. And if things went well and they thought it would go well then they would release him to practice some [on Monday] and he'd be able to play [Tuesday] night.
"Well, [Sunday night] he didn't feel very well. He went to bed and woke up at about 2 o'clock in the morning and it was not good. He ended up throwing up about half the morning and he went to the hospital and they give him three units of IV to try to get him back where he could walk around a little bit. He did come down to practice and sat there and watched us. They're going to give him that last concussion test tomorrow just to see.
"I really don't see how he can play. I've got a rule that you need to be able to practice the day before in order to play but I'm the frickin' head coach and I can change my rules around. He did practice yesterday and did some things that really surprised us a little bit. I just really don't see how he's going to be able to do it myself."
Thoughts on Marcus Paige's breakout game against Virginia Tech:
"His mom and dad are the greatest. His mom is tough as nails. I wish every parent would take after his mother. C.B. (McGrath) sent his mom a text saying finally the boy showed up. She sent a text back saying, ‘Finally, it's about time. I don't know what he was thinking about driving the baseline and jumping up in the air trying to make a stupid play like that. I'd cuss him on television, thrown things at him, etc.' She just went off on the boy. Usually it's always the coach's fault or something like that but mom was tough on him. I made C.B. give me a copy of it and showed it to Wanda (Williams). She thought it was pretty cool too. He gets that toughness from mom."
Thoughts on Leslie McDonald's performance in his first game back:
Update on health and ability to do all facets of Williams's routine since surgery:
Home teams are 35-13 in ACC play this season. What do you think is the reasoning for the major discrepancy this season?