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Troy Franklin Armstrong 
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Re: “An Open Letter to Roy Williams’s Haters

Roy William is one of the best coaches to ever pace a sideline. No argument from me there.

But Roy Williams, just like you and me, is a man. That fact means that he has some imperfections.

These imperfections are not for me to point out because I love the dude for who he is and what he has done for the school that he and I adore.

So, my issue is not with Coach, it is with people like you who beat your chest and think that just because someone does this, that, and the third that they are above and beyond reproach and should never be questioned by mere underlings.

You listen to the 20-something year old fans who are attracted to shinny new things like one-and-done players who are the ones's saying Roy must got. You listen to fans who what to win every game when they are mad but fail to frame the context. You write opinion pieces like this, like it is your call to duty to tell others that they are not entitled to own opinions and have no option of figuring out that they were wrong on their own.

Roy is a little like my teen-age daughter. She is an A-B student and is a great kid whom I love, but she can do some of the craziest things sometimes that tick me off. But even though I am angry and, as a parent, have the right to tell her what to do, it doesn't matter because she is something I have never been or will be; a teen-aged girl. And she always comes back around.

I learned just a few years back, when Roy was being stubborn about not starting Kendall Marshall and we looked like crap in a game vs. Georgia Tech, to just be patient. Not that he is right 100% of the time, but he doggone sure knows what he is doing.

And I will take him over any other coach out there.

I admit, I am not a coach. I am a fan which, remember, is short for fanatic which does not always mean rationale. So give others a break. The could be lol@ncstate fan and just not care.

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Posted by Troy Franklin Armstrong on 01/12/2018 at 11:09 AM

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