Jan. 11, 2014
Michigan Head Coach Mike Bottom
On team's performance over these two days... "We had some pretty good leadership. We got some things ironed out yesterdayand got better today. Ryutaro was really a driving force in the backstrokes, winning both the 100 and 200. Justin [Glanda] in the 500-yard freestyle, that was a big swim for him. He went out hard and led from the very beginning. He was way ahead and couldn't be caught. One of the pleasant surprises tonight was Kyle Whitaker in the 200-yard breaststroke. He was in the first heat, but came through with a win."
On Dylan Bosch... "I think Dylan is a perfect example of what we are looking for at Michigan. After one of his swims today, we didn't talk about his time or his win. We talked about how he is going to get better, how his timing into turns needs to change so he can be the best he can be. That was our discussion. Overall, today was about answering the question, 'How are we going to get better?' We wanted them to take the things they learnedyesterdayand put them into play today. The hope is that every single person on the team gets better knowing that their points matter to helping us win the Big Ten championship.
On different swimmers stepping up... "You have a guy like Jeremy Raisky, who swims the butterfly on the 'C' relay who had the fastest split in the entire meet. When that happens, everyone believes they can do it. Today, in the 200-yard backstroke, we had Jack Mangan, who is a freshman. We exhibitioned him, but he would've been third. That was a great swim for him, certainly his fastest in a while. He did it the way he does every day in practice. He executed. When things like that happen with those people, there is no excuse. You can't say, 'Well, I was too tired or couldn't handle it,' not when everyone around you is getting it done. They fall in line, figure it out and learn from their own mistakes.