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"Are you a critic or a supporter of this team? Supporters will continue to watch this team fight."
"To you critics: when athletes say some of the things you say, then you condemn them as quitters. Are you quitting?
"I believe in this team!
"Don't forget that we are honoring all former players for Lettermans weekend. There's no game this year but they will be honored at halftime.
"Their effort and level of commitment should never be questioned.
"We realize we still have work to do but no one should ever question the effort, intelligence, or dedication of our program.
"Our team deserves to be treated truthfully. This young basketball team is on the verge of earning an NCAA berth."
Before practice Thursday, he told reporters that coverage of his team has been reduced to “cyberbullying.” He also claimed he hadn’t read the AJC since 2005 because the team that went to the ACC finals and lost to Louisville in Round 2 of the NCAA tournament was “absolutely bashed.” (Given that I covered the ACC tournament and the loss to Louisville, I assume he was referring to me.) [...] That said, do you win anyone back via a dare?
Believe what you see, Tweeted GTCoachHewitt, but I’m not sure he means that. Because some Tech rooters might say, “Know what I see? I see a coach who’s 6-7 with the most talented team in his league asking why I’m not rooting harder.”
That’s the trouble with a dare. Ask someone to look hard at your program and that someone might decide your program isn’t half what it should be. If several such someones band together, it might not be your program much longer.