Go on, tell me: I want to hear all the nice things you know about Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan. Is it his boyish good looks, his loving demeanor, or his love for student-athletes who want to transfer out of his program? Well, I have a feeling people dislike him more for far more reasons than he can be liked.
However, that doesn’t mean that Ryan hasn’t had is fair share of quotable interviews or moments. During a recent interview with Sirius/XM radio, Ryan was asked about his team’s early season struggles. As always, Ryan not only failed to disappoint, but he also showed some wildly fantastic jokes (sarcasm) and displayed an air of unwavering confidence that borders on arrogance.
Here is some of the more quotable moments of the interview (transcript credit to Bob Wolfley):
“Virginia comes in, they know our system pretty well…Tony (Bennett) and I worked together for a couple of years. They are solid. They are not going to beat themselves either. We hadn’t figured out our guard positions yet.”
“You take Virginia, Creighton, Florida and Marquette, how can you say those four losses are going to make a team look like they are not a good team? That’s why we weren’t that concerned. We beat California. We beat Arkansas. . . . Maybe those wins didn’t look good at the time. But we knew we had beaten two pretty good teams, based on the way they can do things. The way Arkansas can scramble you up. The toughness and discipline of (Mike) Montgomery teams over the decades.”
So you are wondering where the funny jokes are, right? Well, outside the fact he called one of his former players a 14 year-old boy, he was also asked if he uses Twitter. If there was ever a moment to put in a Bo Ryan time-capsule, this is it, and here is his response:
“No I don’t. I don’t. I had a parakeet once. That’s as close as I’ve come to tweeting.”
Moo-hahahaha! Coach Bo Ryan, America’s next top college coach comedian.
Joe is a Senior Writer for Rant Sports. Follow Joe on Twitter @JosephNardone