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Gary Williams Praises Kevin Anderson, Says Athletic Department Wasn't Always 'Unified'

Now that former Maryland athletic director Debbie Yow is at North Carolina State, it's always comical to note the number of times Gary Williams takes a jab at her. The two clearly didn't get along during Williams' time at Maryland, and it came close to reaching the breaking point on several occasions.

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Now, though, we can just chuckle at all the times Williams lets out his frustration. Like this line, during his appearance on "The Sports Junkies" on 106.7 The Fan earlier this morning (full audio here). Williams was asked about new athletic director Kevin Anderson, who has come under fire for the way he handled the new football coach search. Williams praised him while criticizing Yow without mentioning her name.

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↵↵"I think it's time for Maryland to get unified. The one thing that's bothered me the most over the last 15 years is our lack of being together on everything. In other words, you go to Carolina, you go to Duke, everybody is on the same page. That hasn't always been true at Maryland. We need that and I think Kevin can do that."

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Sometime, the full story will come out. Until then, we get stuff like this.

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On another note, Williams also talked about the state of the team, its poor RPI and all the close losses they have suffered to good teams. Williams said that he would not schedule games like the one against UNC-Greensboro (then 0-10) ever again, but then took another shot at teams who don't play good competition.

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↵↵"You see a team like Cincinnati, they are in the Top 25, but they haven't had a quality win. Syracuse this year - I don't think they left the state of New York until recently, in the Big East.

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We could be 14-0 every year if we wanted to be, we could be in the top 25 in the country, but we play Villanova, we play Temple, we play Pittsburgh, we play Illinois. You lose those games, and that's a loss, even though they're pretty good teams. That's the problem. Everybody wants you to play a great schedule, but you have to balance it."

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