Keady will be missed when he is gone, not only because of his coaching talents and his workman-like approach to the game; but also because he is one of the few head coaches anywhere who is unafraid to speak his mind. Keady did just that during his post-game press conference when addressing the notion that Tom Izzo's Senior class is soft:
"I have a hard time believing the papers about how soft their seniors are; I thought they were pretty hard to me today. They played with a lot of heart. That's ridiculous, these kids have played their butts off and to put something like that on a kid in the paper, I know I shouldn't be saying this, but you guys buy ink by the barrel.
"These kids are hard-nosed kids that play hard and I respect them very much. You know, they're 16th in the nation, that's ridiculous. They played their (behinds) off, they won a big game and I'm proud to be a part of the Big Ten for teams like this that come out and play after a heartbreaking loss like they had and win it. So give them a break, they don't need a break I know that, but it's just one of those things that irritates me."
They just don't make coaches like him anymore folks. It's too bad, because they're a lot more fun to cover.