Gary Williams: 'Louisville will make a big splash early..'
Wed, 28 Nov 2012|
CSN Washington dot com. I think anybody that's been it's been the loophole recently. And I've talked to many people that have been there are some of our teams in the ACC now have played there. Over the last few years and everyone I've talked to comes back with a wow factor. In terms of the facilities. Has to fifth loop hole starting with basketball and football. And then going from there and I think that's probably had a lot to do with the quality of their programs over the last decade. --
So the ACC landscape continues to change right now the conference's twelve teams with natural rivals like UNC and Duke Virginia Virginia Tech. But take a look at what. It will look like in 2014. 34 teams from the big east migrate into the conference as Maryland leaves if you recall Miami Boston college and Virginia Tech all originally came from the conference. As well. And joining me now is our college basketball analyst Gary Williams are it's -- Gary. With Marilyn beating northwestern obviously a huge win a huge margin on the road. But as far as big name non conference teams he got northwestern in Kentucky on the schedule this year is that hurt them come tournament time.
Well I've seen it work both ways in terms of becoming a good team. By winning did you develop this confidence that. Could be anybody even know or schedule might not and have a lot of big names -- it. That confident she developed by winning usually valuable but you have to make. The NCAA tournament and I think the way they played against Kentucky big win at northwestern that'll really help them -- in the year but they're gonna have to do well in the conference also.
So Virginia Tech starts this season six and now now. And all is talking -- James Johnson is bringing in this this fast style of play and here it is it's already here. It was the coaching change pretty much all that was needed to to get the start.
Well when there's a coaching change players. Can readily accepted in another words those errors if they're disappointed by the way they played. Virginia Tech not making instantly tournament for example -- the players to support to the players coming back. There are open to whatever the next guy his output aside and his message has been good because all players like two runs. That they'd rather play a fast break game -- slow down game. So here he comes in and he says okay we're we're really run this year. For -- castaways who should be fined and really you can get players. To play above their level and he's done a great job of making that a very good team islands was considered a dark horse of the Big Ten race this year.
Telling what are your initial reaction is I guess of Louisville moving to the ACC because there was a whole bunch of turmoil what. The team know in the and you don't.
Yeah. I know both pretty well in Monica today they they said some angry things -- the big east lately being in the fall. And here they -- defender back together in the ACC but they're they're. The deal work for -- on long time ago assistant coach within their friends overall he's just this just gets in the way sometimes enough. But I think Louisville culminating that -- great basketball program I think it's a good addition for the ACC because. They have a good football program and obviously the ACC needs some help in that are in football but. Their basketball strength now is gonna be right -- than anybody. Would you have liked to see low on the ACC like your coaching -- on pure -- always enjoy those games like when Duke was number one in Carolina number one like there's games since. That's who they bring they'll they also bring rabid fans they bring a huge. Athletic department budget which is more than any other ACC team right now so it'll be interesting move -- common in their gonna try to make a big splash early. I Karrie thanks thanks -- Csnwashington.com.