BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Buzz Williams says he's taking over "a sleeping giant" as Virginia Tech's men's basketball coach.
The former Marquette coach was introduced Monday at Cassell Coliseum at what was part press conference and part pep rally with the cheerleaders, the dance team, the band, blaring music and much more fanfare, as well as free pizza to entice roughly 2,000 Hokies fans to turn out and celebrate the day.
"I think it's a sleeping giant. There's a lot of work to be done," Williams said of a program that has taken up residence in the bottom of the Atlantic Coast Conference standings recently. "... What I can tell you without promising anything other than you'll have my heart, you'll have my soul. I'll work at it every single day and I'll do right by the institution, I'll do right by this department, I'll do right by our program and I'll also do right by alumni and those that are in the community that support Virginia Tech."