“Ballers Make Plays, Dudes Are Dudes:” North Florida Coach Matthew Driscoll Tells It Like It Is

At halftime of North Florida’s First Four game against Robert Morris, coach Matthew Driscoll was interviewed on truTV. He promptly gave one of the best quotes you’ll hear all tournament long.

“I just told the guys they obviously want this more than we do,” Driscoll said. “Nothing I can do about it. Between the black lines, it’s about players being players. Ballers make plays. Dudes are dudes. That’s the way life works. I just told them they just want it more than we do right now. There’s nothing I can change. There’s no schematic I can draw up or some special dust I can…just play and be a baller.”

Driscoll has North Florida in its first NCAA Tournament ever after capturing the Atlantic Sun title this season. The long-time Baylor assistant brought a lot of ballers to Waco, and he’s starting to make the Ospreys plenty formidable as well.