The first question that every college basketball fan asked after hearing that Buzz Williams was leaving Marquette for Virginia Tech? Why? Well, we all thought we were going to get an answer (even if it was the PC version) today on CBS when Williams joined the set to answer questions about his reasoning. Not so much. He completely dodged Greg Gumbel’s opener.
Sure, the ACC is a better league than the current version of the Big East and sure, Marquette was coming off of a tough year. But Williams led the Golden Eagles to five straight NCAA Tournament appearances, even reaching the Elite Eight just last season. He also reportedly made more this past season at MU ($2.8 million) than he will with his new deal at Virginia Tech (seven years, $18 million). Looks like we’re still looking for an answer.