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North Carolina coach Roy Williams and Kansas coach Bill Self greet each other before the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Midwest Regional final Sunday, March 25, 2012, in St. Louis. Kansas, where Williams coached for 15 years, defeated North Carolina 80-67.

Roy Williams never doubted he’d succeed at Kansas

Roy Williams was asked about the obvious confidence he took into his first college head-coaching job at KU in 1988-89, despite the fact he was third assistant on KU grad Dean Smith’s UNC staff. By Gary Bedore

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“Being named the starter definitely helps you prepare mentally. I’m just gonna prepare like I know how, take the coaching from the coaches and go into (the game) confident and ready.”

— Then-Kansas University red-shirt freshman Michael Cummings after being named KU's starting quarterback for the Texas game in 2012. It marked the second week in a row that Cummings started in place of Dayne Crist.

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