Overall flavor of thread - sure, it's gonna be Roy/UNC-putdown, but there's some evidence that something went wrong with Wears, and it's moderately embarrassing for Roy, if for no other reason than the "surprise factor."
I'm not exactly asking you to convince me that I've inferred incorrectly re the remarks by Howland and the mom, i.e., that I've erred in claiming they were implying anything about Roy. But until someone does so, it sure looks like a dig, gentle or maybe a little harder. [Actually airowe in post #772 did provide a plausible, non-UNC-related explanation for Howland's comment. That airowe, always sticking up for Roy.....]
You need not reply, as I admit I've had my fun, yet again, at Roy's expense. IMO, he has been a fine coach at KU and UNC, and, though I'd strongly prefer it to be otherwise, will probably recover his wits either in '10-'11 or in '11-'12 at latest. Duke and UNC are both great universities, with great academic and bball traditions. All Devil and Heel fans have a right to be fanatically proud.