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Groh on critics, booing

During Virginia Coach Al Groh's Sunday night teleconference following a 28-17 loss to Duke, he was asked his response to those who want a new coach.

“I don’t have anything to say,” Groh said. “I know a lot more about the situation than probably anybody. Maybe someday I’ll say what that is.”

As a follow-up, Groh was asked about the booing as the team came off the field. Groh said it was unfortunate for the players.

“Regardless of the result, it’s their team, it’s their players," Groh said. "It’s not perfect. But they’re really good kids, and they're trying to do the right thing and they're trying to play as hard as they can. It’s just unfortunate that they get that type of response. I feel badly for the players.”

Groh was then asked about how he personally felt about the booing.

"I'd just say it’s as much a commentary on the booers as it is on the players," Groh said.

He said up until quarterback Jameel Sewell's fumble in the final minutes, it was a "pretty decently done game". The Cavaliers held what had been a high-powered offense to only four field goals until the game's final minutes.

"They played as hard as they could play, they did a real nice job," Groh said. "We had a bad play on a third-and-nine play, so we're behind. It's disappointing for all of us. It's heartbreaking for everybody who put a lot into it -- the players and everybody."

By Zach Berman  |  November 1, 2009; 9:34 PM ET
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Guess what Groh? It's not really a commentary on the players; the booing is a commentary on YOU and your sorry-ass coaching.

Posted by: TheSuperhoo | November 2, 2009 12:25 PM | Report abuse

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