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  1. Along with Zalesky's recruits.

     

    Why is it that EVERY one of your posts is about Iowa? Hmmmm......

    I think this poster is this one crazy old guy Brands stop letting creep around the locker room that Jimmy let hang around. Harmless dude but weird, and he has an axe to grind.

     

     

    IC... you might want to hit the sack.


  2. I saved this post from a credible Iowa fan relating to Brands taking over at Iowa.

     

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    The argument does not lack all credibility...

    I am a Hawk fan to the end, but not believing it is sticking our heads in the sand a bit.

    It helped one year and may have hurt the following...

     

    But, there is no doubt, had Tom stayed at Iowa, the Hawk would have gotten SLaton, Leclere, Borschel and Metcalf.

     

    Morningstar was not a forgone conclusion as he was considering other schools and may have gone to another school if an offer was significantly better.

     

    Dan Dennis would not have been a Hawkeye, as there would have been no need to recruit a kid at the same weight as Slaton. Dennis was a late pickup for Jimmy after he lsot Slaton.

     

    Phillip Keddy was also at the same weight as Jay and Chad. So again, Phil was not a priority until Jay signed with VT. So it would not be logical to believe Iowa would have recruited two guys (check that three) for the same weight.

     

    Chad Beatty, see above...

     

    Dan Erekson, Was recruited by Jimmy as a 197 pounder. No telling if he would have fit into the new staffs plans. He became a priority after the others went to VT and it opeened money up to make the push for Dennis/Keddy/Beatty/Erekson.

     

    I think Ryan would have ended up at Iowa with his friends and at a lower cost than he ended up getting from Jimmy.

     

    I honestly believe that if you looked at it without the "iowa" glasses on, you could see Iowa (with Brands as coach) getting Slaton, Leclere, Metcalf, Morningstar and Borschel...

     

    But, there is no way they would have gotten in the same class: Dennis, Keddy, Beatty and Erekson....

     

    I love the Hawks, but you have to admit...

    Thats why Iowa fans get a bad rap, is that in the face of all things logical, we stick to what we believe in no matter the facts.

     

    Before I get jumped on for stating my opinion that differs from the majority, there was nothing wrong with what happened. It is what it is, it just worked out in Iowa's favor.


  3. The fact is that Brands inherited a stellar group of wrestlers from Zalesky, including Falck, Dennis, Tsirtsis, Morningstar, Luedke, Perry, Keddy, Beatty, Fields and Erickson. Add to this the fact that he was able to "double-dip" with Borschel, Slaton, LeClere and Metcalf and it is no wonder thay won 3 straight. Some say it was his coaching that "improved " Zalesky's wrestlers, but people do improve with time, and the fact that older, better wrestlers graduate ahead of them. Slaton had one good year, LeClere was a dud and Borschel AA'd only twice. Without Zalesky's recruits, Iowa would have won zero NCAA team titles. This appears to be a weak team this year for Iowa, with only McDonough highly ranked, and huge holes at 141, 149, 157, 165, 174, 197 and 285. Early season results are so-so. I believe Brands will become VERY frustrated this year. At 133, the highly regarded Nate Moore has been thrown twice already, and I think was something like 12-7 last year, never beating a ranked wrestler. I do not like or dislike their program, but they are in for rough times, and I do not believe they have the "upside potential" that some think they do. They are not at the national duals because Brands knows they would be badly beaten.

     

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    You think that's trolling? I think this one might actually be coming from a concerned Iowa fan. It's got more of a cold, hard reality tone to it. I could be wrong.


  4. I think part of the "problem" has been Minnesota wrestlers have done well at the strong Big10 which gives them seeds at NCAA's possibly higher than they deserve. CP Schlatter is a good example of a guy that won a few Big10 championships but didn't follow it up at NCAAs. Beats the season #1 Poeta at Big10's then falls to him in the quarters. Talk about a crappy seed for Poeta, but it worked out for him.


  5. Minny has always underperformed at Nationals

     

    except when they win it!

    no, even when they win it. I do recall many of Minny guys wresting below seeds at nationals the year they won.

     

     

    "Always?"

    "The year they won?"

     

    These are quotes that suggest you're probably too young to remember previous championships like the year all 10 wrestlers AA'ed. Yes, they underperformed in their last championship season.


  6. Vak, while I love you man, I have no facts in this issue as I've proclaimed. Your claim that the school doesn't want Jenkins the student/athlete -- how do you come to this conclusion? I added plenty of disclaimers to my post that clear me from judgment--I really think that ANY institution whether it be Iowa, Northwestern, Penn State, Minnesota, etc. that has a difficult situation when it comes to a student/athlete HAS to take the D1/collegiate HIGH ROAD when it comes to an interview with XYZ MEDIA. I would expect nothing less.


  7. I have no dog in this fight but "what if" the student/athlete was in violation of a variety of school and team policies, failed to "live up to the standards" agreed to between a coaching "staff" and an athlete, and was a "royal pain in the butt" during every step of the process.... hypothetically speaking of course since I have ZERO knowledge... school policy might not allow ANY of that to be discussed in an interview. I just think it's probably a situation of one party's tongue is tied.

     

    Maybe we should ask VakAttack for his opinion.

     

    My opinion is that you'd apparently like to assume things that we have zero knowledge of, rather than accept the things we actually have knowledlge of. And even in the situation you've described, I still don't care. The coaches are supposed to be adults, they're going to hold a grudge against a kid for being a pain in the butt?

     

    Vak, there's nothing like real world experience. If you read into the statements you're referring to they are loaded with disclaimers making them worthless. There's NO evidence of Sanderson holding a grudge.


  8. I have no dog in this fight but "what if" the student/athlete was in violation of a variety of school and team policies, failed to "live up to the standards" agreed to between a coaching "staff" and an athlete, and was a "royal pain in the butt" during every step of the process.... hypothetically speaking of course since I have ZERO knowledge... school policy might not allow ANY of that to be discussed in an interview. I just think it's probably a situation of one party's tongue is tied.

     

    Maybe we should ask VakAttack for his opinion.

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