Photo: Look at Bo Ryan's suit in this vintage shot

It’s not Thursday, but, boy, was there a Throwback Thursday-worthy Bo Ryan photo tweeted out Monday. Ryan is the man in the middle, the one wearing glasses, an oversized bow tie and plaid pants.

We’re not sure what year this photo was taken, howver it’s funny how much Ryan’s style has changed. The gameday attire above is anything but conservative, the word that might best describe Ryan’s current wardrobe.

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John on 3/31/2014 @ 8:31pm EDT Said:

Wow!! I used to wear clothes like that back then!!

Sean Scallon on 4/1/2014 @ 11:57am EDT Said:

This was taken in 1973 while Bo was an assistant under Bill Cofield (right) at Racine College and part of magazine profile of Cofield in Ebony. Cofield was the first black athletic director of a predominately white school and of course, became the first black head coach in the Big Ten in 1976. One of the first people he hired: Bo Ryan. Bo owes Bill a lot although he could have taught him a few fashion lessons. Even for the 1970s that was pretty bad.