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    rickybobby reacted to hammerlockthree in Cael got lucky Kjeldgaard didn't really wrestle in college   
    i'm surprised those pages aren't stuck together
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    rickybobby got a reaction from pipewrench in PSU hosting Purdue   
    Jeezus, what a bunch of mollies we have in this thread.  Hasn't anyone here ever been in a front headlock?
     
    Yeah, it's dirty, savage and ruthless just like the thousands of well placed knuckles, fingers, etc. that happen on a daily occurrence in wrestling.  It's a combat sport - sh*t happens.  
     
    Not excusing it, but it's not like this makes him the Charles Manson of NCAA wrestling that some on here make out.
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    rickybobby got a reaction from southend in Binghamton...   
    Amateur athletics - i.e. high school - and D1 wrestling where you are getting paid to wrestle are a different ballgame.  People's jobs are on the line in regards to performance.
     
    You are right that the public citation was an embarrassment and he was lucky to survive that.  My point is that I have seen other coaches get inebriated there as well.  And if you are unfortunate enough to run afoul of the law when inebriated it is a problem when you are a coach.  It was also dealt with and there have been no issues since that.
     
    I'm not Col Jessup and I can certainly see if some recent alumni and current wrestlers feel his style his tough.  Some kids embrace it, some not so much.  If you want to argue that his mistake here was not handling this the right way in the current educational environment, I'll respect that opinion.  I don't think we'd be seeing the same thing happen 25, 20 or even 10 years ago.
     
    My point is your posts are not specific and your "laundry list" comment.  I'm not asking you to be specific, but throwing that out there is an assault on the man's character and leads to speculation from those that are peripherally aware of the issue that also impugns his character.  This is not fair.  He's a good man with good character.  And a good coach.
     
    I'm also entitled to my opinion and mine is that faced with the situation, I would tell my kid to suck it up, work harder, don't look to place the blame elsewhere, or find a new situation if this one is not tenable.  You are getting paid to do a job and this is what the real world is like.  I will admit that I don't have much patience for things like mental duress in my family and that this opinion may not be shared by all.  Everybody faces pressure when they are in a position to have to perform, you are not always going to be happy and it's up to you and only you to fix that when faced with it.  I will admit that also being faced with the situation if it was my kid, I would be p.o.'d but my reaction would also be to look for what we are or aren't doing in this to be faced with it.  I know this is not always the case in this day and age.
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    rickybobby got a reaction from southend in Binghamton...   
    If you've heard stuff 3rd hand, you're like most and you are just guessing.  So you really shouldn't have any feelings to support LN.
     
    I've experienced first hand.
     
    As my significant other and I went through the situation yesterday and recounted the EXACT things that lead to this, I said to her "don't you realize how this could get slanted and what a guy with an ax to grind could do with this if he relayed the situation like this..." and then she said, "oh, yeah, you're right."  Because she didn't think that way to start off.  Because she didn't raise her kid to be a p....
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    rickybobby got a reaction from southend in Binghamton...   
    You live in Binghamton and are a coach (I'm guessing HS) and a fan.
     
    I have a kid there.
     
    Your above posts are a joke - laundry list, lol.
     
    The NCAA incident is public record.  No excuses, but it's not like it was a DUI.  If been to many nationals and seen many of the coaches have a few too many.  Pretty common, except for getting the citation.  It was dealt with, and if you can name a time in public in the past few years since then that you have seen the guy throwing them back, I will applaud - and then call you a liar.
     
    His offseason hire this year didn't work out.  Hiring a friend and giving the guy a path back into the ranks.  A well respected  coach by most and would have been a great get. I get it, another strike, but Dernlan wasn't the one who screwed up.  Excuse me for not getting worked up about it.
     
    And now this.  Which is the snowflake of all snowflake situations.  Funny thing we had almost the exact same situation when my older boy was in HS and the counselor at the HS basically tied our HC hands from doing anything at all involving criticism or sitting the kid.  The kid and his parents had pretty much carte blanche to wrestle and practice whenever they wanted.  A little different here, but in the ballpark.  I guess our HC in high school had better survival instincts than Matt.
     
    You may have a different opinion than I, and many do in this day and age, and maybe it was time to part ways.  I get it, schools and universities are funny places in the current era when it comes to stuff like the above.  It certainly isn't the climate that it was 25 or 50 years ago.
     
    You could also have a different opinion and not think he is getting the job done.  Although if you were close to the team you could see they have some talent there after the last recruiting class and the direction was pointing up, which is a positive given the university support which you acknowledged in your discussion of the AD.  I would disagree with you and think the program is trending upwards.
     
    But to basically issue a character assault on the man is a complete joke by you.  Tough coach and sometimes demanding.  Yeah, sometimes if I was one of his wrestlers, I'd think he's being a d*^k.  But a good man, with character.  Don't assault it because you don't like him.
     
    Fortunately, Kyle and Jasen are absolutely great.  Big plus with Jasen returning.  With Matt as a close second, he was the #1 reason we were comfortable there.  I guess we will see what happens this spring, I hope they are not just given lip service in the search.  But the uncertainty given the players involved is unsettling.
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    rickybobby got a reaction from southend in Binghamton...   
    Stand up if you are male and have urinated in public.  Not as a habit, but in your lifetime, drinking involved for those of you who imbide, emergency only for those of you that don't.  Ok now EVERYBODY in the room sit down.
     
    That said, being the head coach at a D1 institution, and you get cited for it - it's a problem and it embarrasses your university.  But dealt with and done.  Happens again after you survive the first time and you are an idiot, but that's not what happened here.  I can understand if he is canned then, although I would think it is harsh, but he wasn't.  
     
    What happened with this is so far away from the above and has nothing to do with this.  I have conceded I get the environment we are in and probably that something like this in the past impacts the administration decision, but again, your attack was "laundry list" and "long time coming." Posts like that impugn character.
     
    If you want to throw in the coaching hire this year, fine, but to me that was a positive in his favor that bit him in the ass through no fault of his own and if anything he was very protective of the university in that.
     
    I can live with my coach having an embarrassing (and not dangerous) incident that he obviously learned from and then also being a tough and demanding guy.  Others can't.  I can lament the fact that the university will use a pathetic incident to wash its hands, while still understanding why it happened.  Doesn't change the fact that I think it's weak.  You don't.
     
    I understand your position.  I don't think you understand mine.  The crux of my point is that when you throw out the stuff you did in your post, coupled with a coach leaving mid-season, most will get the impression that he's some kind of rogue coach, or there were serious issues with behavior.  There weren't.  I know you have brought up this incident and said it is not acceptable in amateur athletics.  I disagree with you about what athletics at the D1 level is.  It's not HS.  And the semantics about the exchange of services for representation is just that...semantics.  These kids are getting compensated to wrestle, to sacrifice time - time that could be spent elsewhere - in the form of tuition and room and board, and the people in charge of them are evaluated based on their performance.  Not like in HS, where the good guy coach can roll on for 25 years because he teaches the right things and doesn't cause any waves regardless of his teams performance (and I'm not saying this is a bad thing as one of my good friends is an excellent coach at the HS level and does an excellent job with his kids, despite not being a very good coach in terms of winning.  I would be happy for any of my kids to play under him in his sport, he will treat them well and teach them things.)
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    rickybobby got a reaction from Coach_J in Binghamton...   
    Amateur athletics - i.e. high school - and D1 wrestling where you are getting paid to wrestle are a different ballgame.  People's jobs are on the line in regards to performance.
     
    You are right that the public citation was an embarrassment and he was lucky to survive that.  My point is that I have seen other coaches get inebriated there as well.  And if you are unfortunate enough to run afoul of the law when inebriated it is a problem when you are a coach.  It was also dealt with and there have been no issues since that.
     
    I'm not Col Jessup and I can certainly see if some recent alumni and current wrestlers feel his style his tough.  Some kids embrace it, some not so much.  If you want to argue that his mistake here was not handling this the right way in the current educational environment, I'll respect that opinion.  I don't think we'd be seeing the same thing happen 25, 20 or even 10 years ago.
     
    My point is your posts are not specific and your "laundry list" comment.  I'm not asking you to be specific, but throwing that out there is an assault on the man's character and leads to speculation from those that are peripherally aware of the issue that also impugns his character.  This is not fair.  He's a good man with good character.  And a good coach.
     
    I'm also entitled to my opinion and mine is that faced with the situation, I would tell my kid to suck it up, work harder, don't look to place the blame elsewhere, or find a new situation if this one is not tenable.  You are getting paid to do a job and this is what the real world is like.  I will admit that I don't have much patience for things like mental duress in my family and that this opinion may not be shared by all.  Everybody faces pressure when they are in a position to have to perform, you are not always going to be happy and it's up to you and only you to fix that when faced with it.  I will admit that also being faced with the situation if it was my kid, I would be p.o.'d but my reaction would also be to look for what we are or aren't doing in this to be faced with it.  I know this is not always the case in this day and age.
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    rickybobby reacted to TobusRex in Iowa’s niche recruiting strategy   
    Let's get some things straight.
     
    First off Marinelli looks like a 35 year old hitman in some sort of sadistic witness protection program. Secondly some of you (ahem) "gentlemen" need to read the following:
     
    1. Hair on the top of the head is a PRIMITIVE characteristic, indicative that the person's genetic lineage is lacking in refinement. Gorillas have tons of hair on their heads. Chimps too, generally, but the few bald chimps seen rule their societies.
     
    2. Alopecia, or "baldness", is actually a sign of superior breeding. Bald people are generally stronger, faster, vastly more intelligent, and better hung than their behaired contemporaries. They also have superior moral values. Unless they are just bald because of chemo, in which case forget what I just wrote.
     
    3. Lots of assholes throughout history had hair. Hitler, Stalin, Mao, you name it.
     
    4. Baldness, as evidenced by Gautama Buddha, is a sign of advanced spiritual development.
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    rickybobby reacted to maligned in Russian Coach Mairbek talks about 2017 WC   
    The translation is obviously not 100% technical. So you've got those nuances PLUS the nuances of cultural and conversational context. I'm not sure he meant that the US and Iran are the best wrestlers overall.
     
    I took him more to mean they are leading the charge right now--not cowering from the Russian technical superiority but winning wars through the psychological and physical elements of the game.  
     
    If you look at the last 4 years of world-level events, weight by weight, Russia's comprehensive performances across the time period put them in the top 2 in almost every weight. They've been beaten before in the post-Olympics year and they are still ahead of everyone in general until someone beats them more than once.
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    rickybobby reacted to wfan24 in Russian Coach Mairbek talks about 2017 WC   
    I read the interview. Some major points:
     
    --> He says the leading countries in wrestling are now Iran and USA, not Russia. He says both USA and Iran say they are not at the level of Russian wrestlers technically. but are better prepared psychologically and physically. 
     
    --> He says many Russian wrestlers lose late in matches due to bad functional training. 
     
    --> It sounds like the problems are systemic and will take time to fix. He doesn't buy Tedeev's argument that many of the wrestlers are new and don't have a lot of experience.
     
    --> Apparently, Dagestan wrestlers are trained by Sajidov year around but at world championship time are trained by other coaches, which doesn't make sense at all and he says it.
     
    --> For Sadulaev, he says he is technically and psychologically better than Snyder but lost as he was not physically prepared and did not train properly. He says its no big deal and that everyone loses a couple, e.g., Snyder to Okidadze and Alborov, and others. He says Sad should stay at 97kg as he is still growing.
     
    Overall, though, it seems many of the problems are fixable, and will be fixed for Russia. 
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    rickybobby reacted to steamboat_charlie in Russian Coach Mairbek talks about 2017 WC   
    He believes in his guy.  His overarching point is that Sadulaev didn't prepare properly, and hasn't fully grown into the weight yet.  Both fair points.  
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    rickybobby got a reaction from Cletus_Tucker in Spencer Lee will (fill in the blank)   
    ...never be a member of a national championship team. Unless he transfers,of course.
     
    Fortunately he will always be able to tell people he was in the "best lightweight room in the country."
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    rickybobby reacted to KCMO2 in Most Popular Wrestlers   
    I thought he was suspended for mouthing off in the locker room to Coach Nickerson, and then booted for (allegedly) vandalizing the coach's house.
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    rickybobby reacted to gowrestle in Most Popular Wrestlers   
    Great story about Tom Cruise. Was on Glen Ridge High School, NJ, team but coach kicked him off for drinking. With his new found spare time, he tried out for a part in the school play. The rest is history.
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    rickybobby reacted to Gantry in I've got some criticisms about PSU and Cael   
    It's the Airing of Grievances thread, FINALLY!
     

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    rickybobby reacted to swoopdown in I've got some criticisms about PSU and Cael   
    There isn't enough cow bell
     
     
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    rickybobby reacted to paboom in Perry next Iowa Coach?   
    They missed out on Cael. Their best bet is to wait for another ISU superstar in 20 years.
     
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    rickybobby reacted to bwh27 in Yazdani   
    I may be confused by the translation but doesn't Sadulaev seem to be saying that he would next face Snyder at the World Cup?  Or does that mean World Championships?  Maybe he's going 86kg one last time before moving to 97kg right afterwards.
     
    Regarding Yazdani, Abdullah is obviously right.  Months after the major weight jump at a young age he just murdered an Olympic champion (Sharifov) and nearly teched the returning Olympic silver medalist (Yasar) 9-0.  This suggests to anyone with eyes that he should cut 16 kilograms (~35 pounds) to have any semblance of success.  Sure he won the Olympics at a heavier weight than 70kg, so what?  He looks way too small.  And it's not like it takes time to adjust to major weight jumps that are necessitated by growth spurts.  For example, Taylor has had the same results the last few months as he did the first year at 86kg. 
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    rickybobby got a reaction from Greatdane67 in Jared Verkleeren to PSU (per his twitter and psu board)   
    To paraphrase Jason Bryant's quote on this topic:
     
    You tell one of these guys there are only 10 spots in the lineup and they say, "That's great, who are the other 9 guys I'll be wrestling with?"
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    rickybobby got a reaction from KTG119 in Jared Verkleeren to PSU (per his twitter and psu board)   
    To paraphrase Jason Bryant's quote on this topic:
     
    You tell one of these guys there are only 10 spots in the lineup and they say, "That's great, who are the other 9 guys I'll be wrestling with?"
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    rickybobby got a reaction from TBar1977 in Jared Verkleeren to PSU (per his twitter and psu board)   
    To paraphrase Jason Bryant's quote on this topic:
     
    You tell one of these guys there are only 10 spots in the lineup and they say, "That's great, who are the other 9 guys I'll be wrestling with?"
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    rickybobby reacted to WildTurkey44 in Iowa lineup 2017-2018   
    Reality check for whom? Hawkfans that i know and associate with know the uphill battle Iowa has next year. Dont let one over the top guy on a message board speak for the whole fanbase.
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    rickybobby got a reaction from iGranby in Jared Verkleeren to PSU (per his twitter and psu board)   
    To paraphrase Jason Bryant's quote on this topic:
     
    You tell one of these guys there are only 10 spots in the lineup and they say, "That's great, who are the other 9 guys I'll be wrestling with?"
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    rickybobby reacted to Housebuye in Jared Verkleeren to PSU (per his twitter and psu board)   
    It is an interesting decision. 
     
    I have consistently said Verkleeren isn't the best recruit. I see him as second tier, maybe in the 30-40 range for his year. I get why he is technically seen as a top 10-15ish type guy, but in terms of his growth potential, I think 30-40 is more accurate. 
     
    With that said, his strengths like up well with Cael's philosophy. He is an excellent scrambler and he is confident in those positions. I imagine rolling with Nolf all day will dramatically improve that area of his game. 
     
    He also has clean singles, but could use some work on chaining his move set together. That is exactly what that part of the lineup does so well at PSU.
     
    I don't know if he will make the starting lineup, but that isn't a knock on him. Lee and mostly Berge are incredible. I think Berge has the potential to be a multiple time champ.
     
    Very excited to see how good he becomes
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    rickybobby reacted to MadMardigain in Anti-doping groups call for Russia ban ...   
    Which would be ok except for several of those "correct" test should have been preformed over the last year to prove the athlete weren't cycling though different illegal supplements during their preperstion training. Almost all these guys would have cycled off their chooses drug cocktail right before the game to ensure they past the in competition test the Olympics gives medalist or anyone else suspects of a problem. So just settling for testing them all over the next month wouldn't be of as much value since most of the damage would already have been done.
     
    It would be hard to go back and find enough verified un-tainted samples from the last year worth of tests for most of these athletes. As a results it becomes very hard to allow most of them to compete when it is apparent the cheating is this widespread in the Russian system. The Olympics have already said they may entertain the idea of allowing a few athletes who can prove they have been cleared outside of the Russia testing system to compete, but that not going to be too many athletes.
     
    Unfortunately, Russia has screwed over a number of clean athletes on this one by manipulating the system at such a widespread level and to such an extreme degree. Based on their actions Russia has made it hard to distinguish within a guaranteed level of trust in all sports who's samples were or weren't tainted, and as such they have no way of proving who is or isn't clean.
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