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Despite boasting the pair as alumni, Virginia Tech used a former Marquette basketball manager to earn a tour of One Bills Drive.
Hokies coach Buzz Williams called up Matt Worswick this week when Virginia Tech got tabbed to play its NCAA Tournament games in Buffalo. Worswick was a team manager when Williams was coach of Marquette, and new Bills coach Sean McDermott has hired Worswick as his assistant.
The link brought the Hokies to the Bills’ practice facility Tuesday.
“I thought it would be cool for our guys to see an NFL facility,” Williams said Wednesday in KeyBank Center. “I’ve always taken great pride in the managers that we have had within our programs. Our former manager from Marquette is the assistant to the head coach. He was the first person that coach McDermott hired.
"We now have two guys in the NBA who are former managers, one guy in Major League Baseball and one guy in the NFL. All of them were awful as managers, but I’m proud of what they’ve become as adults.
“So that’s how it all started. It was really cool.”
🏀 is our 2️⃣nd 🖤 pic.twitter.com/T5n3y7FnD8
— Buzz Williams (@TeamCoachBuzz) March 15, 2017
Though Williams had no ties to McDermott, the Bills’ coach talked with the basketball team.
.@VT_MBBall is in the house!
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) March 14, 2017
“I love coach McDermott’s story, right? He’s 42, and he started in the lowest position you can in Philly for Andy Reid,” Williams said. “I did not expect coach McDermott to spend time with our team, but he said what you think he would have said – with more power and gusto because he’s one of 32 guys in the world that does what he does.”