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Monday, February 02, 2009

Buzz to Mac: Mea Culpa. Mea Maxima Culpa.

On Homer's WAUK540 show today, Steve True hosted a conference call between Coach Williams and Jim McIlvaine.

Buzz issued a profuse, 3-minute long apology to JMac for Buzz's (self-described) "90 second diatribe" on Saturday.

Buzz didn't handle a question the right way, he's a new coach in a bright spotlight, and lost his composure.

Ok, move along, people. Nothing to see here.


Butch said...

Very nice of him to apologize. Well done. Also a no-brainer.

It doesn't mean this isn't at least a little bit of a red flag.

JR said...

Any word on DaShonte Riley?

Gene Frenkle said...

OK, he apologized. Everyone happy now? Guy made a mistake and owned up for it (privately and publicly). Case closed*.

* provided it doesn't happen again. Otherwise, this was the most overblown story of the year.

John said...

I can go to sleep again at night knowing all is ok in the world. Thank you Buzz.

Richard said...

I'm sure if this incident happened at Wisconsin or Illinois or DePaul we'd all just forget it every happened just because Buzz Williams admit he made a mistake. What he didn't do is explain his bizarre behavior. It was so odd that it needs more than just a "my bad."

Look, Buzz is doing a great job with a team made up of 4 seniors and a junior who's started for 3 straight years. Kudos to him.

But his behavior has been peculiar at best and flat out wacko at worst and his hiring continues to be a MAJOR head scratcher. Frankly, the most he recites the number of days he's been coach the more I wonder if he was just as flabbergasted as we all were when they announced the end of the "coaching search."

He's a train wreck waiting to happen.

jim said...

I agree with Richard to a point...I had/have no problem with Buzz, but I think that an explanation, as much as an apology, is called for. The biggest point that it seemed he wanted to make was that the outburst was "96 seconds" and the number of days that he has been on the job. Irrelevant facts. Why he totally lost it, calling out a program mainstay for serving up a softball "how are you guys doing it?" question...that deserves an answer.