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Hyman Dean Smith Roth says: "There was this kid I grew up with; he was younger than me. Sorta looked up to me, you know. We did our first work together, worked our way out of the street. Things were good, we made the most of it. During UCLA's run, we ran the four corners... won a lot of games, too... As much as anyone, I loved him and trusted him. Later on he had an idea to build a basketball program while cutting lots of corners ethically and academically. That kid's name was Roy Williams, and the program he invented was UNC-Chapel Hill. This was a great man, a man of vision and guts. And there isn't even a plaque, or a signpost or a statue of him on campus! Someone in the NCAA put a bullet through his eye. No one knows who gave the order. When I heard it, I wasn't angry; I knew Roy, I knew he was head-strong, talking loud, saying stupid things. So when he turned up dead, I let it go. And I said to myself, this is the business we've chosen; I didn't ask who gave the order, because it had nothing to do with business!
1 year, 4 months ago on Free Advice To Schools: Don't Ask For Outside Reviews On Scandals
Mr. SEC: Don Calipari, you are a man of finance and politics. These things I don't understand.
Don Calipari: You understand guns?
Mr. SEC: Yes.
Don Calipari: Winning a national championship is a gun. Politics is knowing when to give a ring to a rapper.
1 year, 4 months ago on SEC Headlines 7/29/2012
@Gomezaaaa @viciousdawg @jimbobfam
Wrong. See NCAA Rule Book. Bylaw Section 10. Ethics.
1 year, 4 months ago on The NCAA Is About To Make A Big Mistake With Penn State
@Gomezaaaa @TigerinMO @JamieThornton Bylaw Section 10. Ethics.
@John at MrSEC There are the crimes, and there is the cover-up. The Pennsylvania court system was the proper venue to try the crimes. What is the proper venue to try the institutional cover-up that enabled Sandusky? Although academic and athletic administrators were involved, I don't believe Penn State as an institution should lose its accreditation. I wish the NCAA would work with the Big Ten and other conferences, and kick Penn State's football program out in the cold as an NCAA independent with no payouts and no buyouts. Penn State will be reduced to playing service academies, other independents, and FBS programs. In five years, Penn State will be Temple or West Point's football equivalent.
Don Williams: I hope you don't mind the way I keep going over this Calipari business.
Sportswriter: No, not at all.
Don Williams: It's an old habit. I spent my whole life trying not to be careless. Women and children can afford to be careless, but not basketball coaches.
1 year, 4 months ago on SEC Headlines 7/15/2012
Agreed. One of those uncomfortable instances when our modern culture resembles that of the corrupt, decadent Roman Empire. Instead of "Bread and Circuses," we have "Beer and Circuses."
1 year, 4 months ago on It’s Time To Stop Deifying Coaches And Players