(Image source: The Big Lead)

 

BY JIM FLINK

ANCHOR MEGAN MURHPY

Talk about a meltdown in America’s Dairyland.
University of Wisconsin head basketball coach Bo Ryan, is getting his cheese grilled, by the national media.
All over the transfer of red-shirt freshman Jarred Uthoff (OOT-hoff).
USA Today has details.

"Utuhoff said he's been blocked from transferring to any Big Ten schools, Atlantic Coast Conference schools, Iowa State and Marquette.  Twenty-five schools.”

Blocking so many schools has led to a mountain of criticism for Ryan and Wisconsin, which has been the beneficiary of not one -- but two high profile quarterbacks transferring in to play football for the Badgers.
And most analysts say -- Ryan didn’t do himself any favors -- with this interview with ESPN’s Mike and Mike.

Ryan: Do you have in your contract, if you leave where you are, is there a penalty?
Mike Greenberg: Yeah, there’s a penalty because we’re getting paid. We’re employees.  This is a non compete contract.  This is a student athlete.


Ryan trying to compare paid coaches -- with unpaid but scholarship players -- blew up the Twittersphere.
Like this...

"Sometimes it's ok to admit when wrong & #BoRyanneeds to step back, see that, and then let Uthoff go anywhere except @BigTenConf & Marquette"

"Remember, just because you CAN do something doesn't mean that it's the right thing to do.#BoRyan"

"Don't hate the school, hate the system #Wisconsin#BoRyan"

"#boRyan is a boss nuff said #Wisconsin @espn"


Little question who’s the boss in this case.
It’s how you behave as the boss, or so says a writer for Yahoo!

“Bo Ryan is making $2.1 million per year, a rate that should demand he figures out how to successfully operate his program in spite of a teenager changing his mind. Wisconsin basketball is not going to crumble because it might have to face off against a former player one day.”

A writer for The Sporting News says, yes it looks bad, but is Ryan really asking for too much to get an explanation on why Uthoff wants to transfer?

“Transfer restrictions are not rare in college athletics … And Uthoff's ability to transfer hasn't exactly been crippled; he already has a recruiting visit scheduled to Creighton in the next few days. All Ryan seeks is an explanation. It does not seem much to ask.”

But a writer for CBS Sports says, this isn’t about an explanation.
It’s about the power to control kids’ lives.

“...it's because we're keeping the everyman down. It's wrongly restricting what should be his choice. We hate when The Man does this, so we naturally and rightly go after those who get too arrogant and tipsy off the power.”

 

Wisconsin's Bo Ryan Blocks Transfer, Gets Heat

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Apr 19, 2012

Wisconsin's Bo Ryan Blocks Transfer, Gets Heat

(Image source: The Big Lead)

 

BY JIM FLINK

ANCHOR MEGAN MURHPY

Talk about a meltdown in America’s Dairyland.
University of Wisconsin head basketball coach Bo Ryan, is getting his cheese grilled, by the national media.
All over the transfer of red-shirt freshman Jarred Uthoff (OOT-hoff).
USA Today has details.

"Utuhoff said he's been blocked from transferring to any Big Ten schools, Atlantic Coast Conference schools, Iowa State and Marquette.  Twenty-five schools.”

Blocking so many schools has led to a mountain of criticism for Ryan and Wisconsin, which has been the beneficiary of not one -- but two high profile quarterbacks transferring in to play football for the Badgers.
And most analysts say -- Ryan didn’t do himself any favors -- with this interview with ESPN’s Mike and Mike.

Ryan: Do you have in your contract, if you leave where you are, is there a penalty?
Mike Greenberg: Yeah, there’s a penalty because we’re getting paid. We’re employees.  This is a non compete contract.  This is a student athlete.


Ryan trying to compare paid coaches -- with unpaid but scholarship players -- blew up the Twittersphere.
Like this...

"Sometimes it's ok to admit when wrong & #BoRyanneeds to step back, see that, and then let Uthoff go anywhere except @BigTenConf & Marquette"

"Remember, just because you CAN do something doesn't mean that it's the right thing to do.#BoRyan"

"Don't hate the school, hate the system #Wisconsin#BoRyan"

"#boRyan is a boss nuff said #Wisconsin @espn"


Little question who’s the boss in this case.
It’s how you behave as the boss, or so says a writer for Yahoo!

“Bo Ryan is making $2.1 million per year, a rate that should demand he figures out how to successfully operate his program in spite of a teenager changing his mind. Wisconsin basketball is not going to crumble because it might have to face off against a former player one day.”

A writer for The Sporting News says, yes it looks bad, but is Ryan really asking for too much to get an explanation on why Uthoff wants to transfer?

“Transfer restrictions are not rare in college athletics … And Uthoff's ability to transfer hasn't exactly been crippled; he already has a recruiting visit scheduled to Creighton in the next few days. All Ryan seeks is an explanation. It does not seem much to ask.”

But a writer for CBS Sports says, this isn’t about an explanation.
It’s about the power to control kids’ lives.

“...it's because we're keeping the everyman down. It's wrongly restricting what should be his choice. We hate when The Man does this, so we naturally and rightly go after those who get too arrogant and tipsy off the power.”

 

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