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Williams' way with words has Marquette buzzing



MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Throughout his four-year tenure as Marquette's coach, Buzz Williams has gone out of his way to say that it's not about him -- that people should pay attention to the accomplishments of his players rather than anything he does.

   But then Williams is liable to say something that gets people, well, buzzing. After Saturday's victory over Murray State, an emotionally drained Williams called his wife, Corey, a "lion chaser" for putting up with him and said coaching requires going to work like the "the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker."

   The clip became fodder for social media, sports talk radio and newspaper columns -- not the first time Williams' unfiltered approach has generated attention. Williams says showing some personality "backfires on you sometimes," but he doesn't seem inclined to change.

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