I honestly don't see what the huge deal is. I mean Bo explained to Mike and Mike that his only option to prevent the kid from going to a competitor is to block those schools, and even then the kid can later appeal. Thus, if there are overriding circumstances that would supercede the competitive advantage the coach feels a player that has been practicing with them could give a team that they will play in the future, an arbitrator can determine that. Bo comes off as sounding petty if you hear the outtakes from the interview, but if you listen to the entire clip, he very calmly explains the process and then Golic goes at his neck, and disregards all the facts he laid out, and is almost yelling at a D-1 Head basketball coach on national radio after he was nice enough to answer a phone call from your thirsty producer on a slow news day. Now Colin is goin in on Bo because of course he has to defend Greeny and Golic. I'm no fan of Bo Ryan and was laughing at him initially until I listened to the podcast. There's already a rule in place regarding the Big Ten and everyone knows the B1G/ACC challange has been going on for over a decade. The kid has 4 years of eligibility left and its not like blocking him is the end all be all in the process anyway. Bo was simply playing the only card he had in his hand. You may or may not agree with it, but its not worth hours of bashing the man...to his face no less...because you dont have anything to fill your airways with this morning.
Bo Ryan on Mike and Mike after break (9:30 Eastern)
you could play them 2 or maybe 3 times a year--but why any other team that's on your schedule? This isn't football. It's one game. What's the big deal?
Bo's a good coach, and seems like a solid dude. I'm not sure what the big deal is. Wisconsin plays ACC teams every year. They play Marquette every year. And he's just trying to save a kid from landing at Iowa State.