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Who is the 2008 NCAA Basketball Coach of the Year

While there is still a lot of basketball left to be played we are going to comment on our current choice for the 2008 NCAA Basketball Coach of the Year. Our choice got a big win yesterday against another outstanding coach and team Michigan State led by Izzo, our choice is Wisconsin's Bo Ryan. First we almost need to give the award to Ryan for learning the Soulja Boy (Soldier Boy) Dance, watch Bo Ryan dance the Soulja Boy. Ryan has taken players which had good talent coming out of high school and has turned them into terrific team basketball players. All of his players play team defense and on the scoring end four players are averaging over 10 points per game in conference play. After losing top scorers and big time performers Alando Tucker and Kam Taylor the Badgers needed to find an identity this year, and boy have they down the stretch with Sophomore point guard Jason Bohannon coming into his own and Brian Butch really coming on strong. Bo Ryan has the Badgers in great shape to make a dark hoarse run at the 2008 NCAA Title in the big dance.

Our other considerations were Sean Miller at Xavier who has his team at the top of the Atlantic 10 standings. Matt Painter at Purdue who has taken a highly regarded freshman class and turned them into a team quicker than can be expected. Keno Davis at Drake who was thought by many to be on the hot seat this year and led his team to the Missouri Valley Conference title. Bruce Pearl at Tennessee who has taken his team to new heights this year with there recent number one ranking.

All of these coaches have done terrific jobs this year, do you agree with our choice??? Did we forget someone??? Who dance the Soulja Boy better Bo Ryan, Beyonce, Jerry Rice, or Patrick Ewing???

1 comment:

  1. wine0027
    zOne more reason Bo is coach of the year read the following quote from the Detroit Free Press:

    Another reporter asked Ryan if he’d be watching MSU’s game against Indiana on Sunday and Purdue’s matchup against Northwestern on Saturday, since both games will have implications on Wisconsin’s hopes for a Big Ten title.

    Wisconsin, Purdue and Indiana were 13-2 before Thursday’s game, and Wisconsin is now a half-game ahead of the other two with the win over MSU.

    Ryan’s response ?

    “I don’t have the Big Ten Network, so that’s going to be tough,” he said.

    Reporters laughed, then he continued.

    “What’s so funny about that? How many of you have it? It’s a tough get.”

    Then regaining his composure, he ended by repeating the conference party line.

    “They’re still working on it though. Negotations are… ongoing. Hey, I err on the side of optimism.”

    Ryan’s sarcasm comes days after Izzo criticized the fact that so many MSU games were on a network that wasn’t available in most of the state.

    At least Ryan can watch Indiana-MSU – it’s on CBS. He won’t be so lucky with Northwestern-Purdue, which is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start on the Big Ten Network.


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