Williams absolutely hates talking about this kind of stuff, which I understand, but it's a reality of the the sport. Maybe the university and the admissions department fight you every step of the way when you try to sign players without stellar academic credentials, but if that's the case, you certainly shouldn't have one of the lowest graduation rates in the ACC. Gary and his supporters seem to want it both ways. During the season, I don't think anyone in the country cares more about his team than Williams does. He asks a lot of his players, and he gives a lot back. During the offseason, I think it's another story. I really, truly admire the man, and the last thing I want to see is for him to leave the program before he's ready, but I also don't think it's unfair to ask him to adapt with the times. Of course, sucking up to 17-year-old kids with pimples is demeaning for a coach who has won a national championship, but if Roy Williams can do it, so can Gary. I don't think it's going to change, because Gary's whole life, he's found success doing things his way, and certainly a know-nothing punk like me doesn't know what I'm talking about, at least in his eyes. But I reject the line of argument that says it has to be done exactly his way or Maryland will be led down the dark path toward ethics violations.