"It's incredibly difficult, and I'm doing my very best to get Jeff the best information so that he can make a good decision," Gaudio said. "I'm trying to have balance. But on June 15, if he stays, there's no one out there that can be an impact player. This is what makes building a program so much more difficult. You can't plan."
"Farouq came in Monday and went to Coach Corbean and said `Can me and Tony and Ty room together next year?' And he had a housing slip in his hand. You know what I mean? He sat in that chair and said `I know I have to get stronger, I can shoot the ball a little better, I’ve got to improve my handle.’ So I believe what they’re saying."
"I feel very comfortable, with the information that they have, that Jeff and Al-Farouq will be back here," Gaudio said. "And I told them after I had my meetings with them and I talked to their parents, ‘You think about it this week and get back to me. And whatever you want to do, I'll help you with.'
"I feel very comfortable that Al-Farouq might not even put his name in. I would not be surprised if Jeff looks at it for the experience, and then comes back. Now James, I'm not sure where he's at. I'm not sure where he's at."
"[Gaudio] was more laid-back as an assistant coach," senior Harvey Hale said. "Now he's a totally different person. He'll let you know what he's thinking and how he's feeling."
"These games are played in ACC venues, not sand-boxes,‘’ Gaudio said. "[McFarland] has to do a better job of not worrying about the officiating. So I had to take him out.‘’
"We ask a lot of James Johnson," Gaudio said. "And since he arrived on campus two years ago, he's responded and responded well.
"He continues to improve every facet of his game, and he works incredibly hard to do that every day. There is no limit to how good he could be in the future.
"James Johnson is a huge part of our team, and we will continue to need that as the season progresses."