I honestly believe Wisconsin would take a giant step backwards if the went in another direction.
We'd probably be Minnesota.
If only we could get rid of Bo Ryan! There are undoubtedly dozens of coaches out there we could hire who could finally turn the Wisconsin program around and deliver consistent Final Four appearances. What a load of nonsense.
Michigan State has a long-standing tradition of basketball excellence with great athletes and, yes, a great coach. There are very few programs that have had that kind of consistent success. It is unrealistic to compare Wisconsin to Michigan State given the history of these programs. Prior to 1994, Wisconsin hadn't been to the NCAA tournament since 1947. Every year Bo Ryan's teams have had a shot in the tournament, with 4 sweet sixteens and one elite 8. Only once have they been knocked out in the first game. If that's not enough for some people, they should root for another team.
I'll take coach Ryan anyday.Bonzai raises an interesting point with his comment about taking coach Ryan anyday. Honest hypothetical question for anyone that wants to respond:
Not trying to start crap
That's all you ever do. Constantly. For years.
We get it. Izzo has great success in March. Bo Ryan only has above average success.
Can we stop with the barely coherent sentence fragment posts for at least a season or two?
in their eyes wisky is a greater program than duke....
Bo Ryan has had teams that "Could" have won one.
A few of the sweet sixteen teams were capable
was almost a sure bet for the Final Four before Butch got injured.
The tourney is fickle
Anything better than 4-3 is gravy, anything worse is a huge disappointment.
Classic Badgers! 17 seconds left in regulation, what do they do... dribble around until they need to heave up a desperation shot. And the reason why, is because they do not have anyone who knows how to create a shot or have enough confidence to shoot a jump shot. Classic, well hopefully the sandman defense and tempo can put the Gophers to sleep. I want to scratch my eyes out watching these guys heave up the ugliest shots that have no chance... and it’s everyone on the floor except Dekker. Why does Bo Ryan allow the entire roster to shoot 3's? Also can we please have the "Great" coach Bo Ryan teach these guys to shoot free throws...please? Like a dull headache all day long...