North Carolina head coach Roy Williams said he was disappointed in the enthusiasm of his team’s fans following Saturday’s win over Georgia Tech. On his radio show Monday night, Williams went from reprimanding to motivating the Tar Hell faithful, telling them in part to “yell your ass off.”
Roy Williams: “Take your sophistication and throw it out the freakin’ door. I want you to yell your ass off.” http://t.co/dhUjyg4UnP
— InsideCarolina (@InsideCarolina) February 24, 2015
The full quote from Williams, courtesy of Inside Carolina, was as follows:
“Senior Night, in 2013, Duke kicked our rear ends and you know what the first thing I said about it in the press conference? We let our crowd down. The crowd was sensational, they were fired up and they were ready and we as a team let the crowd down. If I can say that about my team, you don’t think I can say that about somebody else? Come on now. It’s a two-way street and we are in this together. I want everybody to be invested. Over at State, over at Louisville, over at Durham, when people see North Carolina come, it is kill, kill, kill. I had a former player say that it reminded them of when the Smith Center first opened. And I said let’s not talk about that. It’s now. We’re going to get better. What I was trying to do was to encourage people and tell them, whether the tone was good or bad, that is their decision, but we do need more help. Take your sophistication and throw it out the freaking door. I want you to yell your ass off. This is competition and I need you on my team.”
Pretty clear-cut stuff from Roy. Let’s see if the fans at the Dean Dome respond.