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Bo Ryan Quotes

Sometimes that's a lot to ask, so I'm not going to pressure them into being at a certain stage. As a coach and a teacher I learned a long time ago you've got to bring them along, and then when they're ready they'll show what they can do. You push, you prod, you pat and you do the other things that everybody does in teaching, and it's amazing how our guys over the years have kind of stepped forward and picked up and filled that void.
Bo Ryan
#Ask

We have played three straight NCAA Tournament teams in fairly hostile environments.
Bo Ryan
#Environment

At the end of the season here, we know we played three straight NCAA Tournament teams in fairly hostile environments. If that doesn't help you get ready, I don't know what does.
Bo Ryan
#Environment

All three played in pretty good (high school) programs, and that always helps coming into a college situation. But being the first practice, it's still too early to get a read on the freshmen. They're attentive, they're hungry, they have good instincts, they've had good coaching and hopefully they'll continue to stay hungry and continue to get good coaching.
Bo Ryan
#College

That's what college does for people when given the opportunity, ... We've watched him grow into manhood right in front of our eyes. He has enveloped the knowledge, the experience and is a better person who can give more back than anybody I've ever coached. He has grown in so many ways beyond how he plays the game.
Bo Ryan
#College

We needed to have those guys on the floor when we had Indiana missing shots and they were struggling for a while. We needed to have our strength out there...and maybe open it up to 10, 15 points in our favor, knowing they'd make a run in the second half.
Bo Ryan
#Floor

Right now, they're playing their best basketball. They're coming in with a heck of a lot of confidence. What our guys better do is make sure they haven't lost any.
Bo Ryan
#Basketball

I think a true conference schedule, with as good a league as we have – we lead the nation in attendance, we have great fans – I just think that equal home and away games with every team is still the best venue. But that's just conversation blowing in the wind.
Bo Ryan
#Attendance

I like to protect my players, but I don't like to make excuses. (But) I think anybody that's seen our guys knows that was way too quick (of) a turnaround. And, in all fairness to them, I just wish they could have had some more time. But, they didn't.
Bo Ryan
#Excuse

Don't know yet. Sometimes it's out of necessity that you play a freshman right away. Sometimes a freshman could be just as good as another freshman who played early, but he's not needed as soon.
Bo Ryan
#Necessity

Highs, lows, it's all part of being a teacher and a coach, ... I look forward to every season with the same mental approach that I'm responsible for developing young men into being players and making them better.
Bo Ryan
#Coach

We are where we are and we go to the next game. I'll let other people judge whether that's good, bad or indifferent because they're all entitled to their opinion. I'm just getting ready for Northwestern.
Bo Ryan
#People

Honorable mention means that there are people that feel that he's on the radar screen as far as the contributions. He made enough contributions to be on that list of the top 20 guys in the league. I would say Kam is definitely on that list.
Bo Ryan
#People

The guys try to do too much too soon after sitting because of foul trouble. You get a little out of sync.
Bo Ryan
#Trouble

These young guys get to live in their moment. I don't know what people remember about Wisconsin or what people remember about Arizona. Everyone is in their own time warp.
Bo Ryan
#People

My parents and sister can drive 15 minutes and see the game, so you can't beat that. Coming back is great, but it's really about our players getting a chance to play in the NCAA tournament.
Bo Ryan
#Parents

I'm not making excuses or apologies for how this team played. Penn State is the only team as young as us in the (Big Ten Conference). We played in the NCAA tournament. We just got bumped and our guys earned our way here....I certainly liked the way they played.
Bo Ryan
#Apology

It's kind of like the free throws we've given up. We've lost a couple games because (against) Michigan and Northwestern, they (didn't) miss a free throw down the stretch. We just closed out (a victory) the same way.
Bo Ryan
#Games

You take 22 years of basketball (away),
Bo Ryan
#Basketball

They're still young men who want to be successful and be a part of something that is successful. So I always start with that as the basic premise, ... And then you show them to the best of your ability.
Bo Ryan
#Men

They are positions of responsibility, I take them seriously and I try to make sure that I stay up on all the legislation, all the issues and just try to be fair,
Bo Ryan
#Responsibility

I've had that said to me a lot, that I'm good at working a room, ... There are people who have questions they want to ask me. If I stand in a corner somewhere, how is that perceived? That's perceived as me thinking I know everything. I don't know everything. Far from it. I'm willing to learn. That's why I'm not bashful about mixing with people.
Bo Ryan
#People

The toughest part for bigger-than-average people is to move your feet and to get your feet in good position,
Bo Ryan
#People

Everything was just the way our training staff and medical staff had it planned. He was on the practice floor doing the things everybody else was doing.
Bo Ryan
#Practice

We are so generic in our first practice,
Bo Ryan
#Practice

You look at some coaching staffs across the country,
Bo Ryan
#Country

We figure 7 p.m., people can get there of all ages, they get to the Kohl Center, they see us play some games and have some fun, ... When most people see us only during a game, where it's more intense, and they get a chance to see everybody, plus we get some students out there. They shoot half-court shots, three-point shots, free throws, a chance to win some contests.
Bo Ryan
#People

[As a freshman Harris averaged 12.3 points and led the team in steals and blocked shots. While learning the point on the fly last season, he averaged 12.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.1 assists and a conference-high 2.0 steals and directed one of the country's most efficient offenses.] There are so many good guards in the conference that if you don't have one like Devin, you'll get buried, ... He's finding out that he's a natural for the point position.
Bo Ryan
#Learning

He didn't force anything, and he gets a double-double. That's a good line for Brian. It's a good line for anybody.
Bo Ryan
#Force

There's not a lot of guys built like him, and he knows how to use his body. If the big man isn't scoring, he's not going to get the ball.
Bo Ryan
#Body