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    bigmik got a reaction from CoachWrestling in Jimmy Gullibon to PSU--Mistake IMO   
    Sadly, this is not true. There are some D1 AAs that aren't fit to coach. I've seen it with my own eyes on numerous occasions. And when it comes to advanced takedowns like high crotches, I think the majority of D1 champs would get that wrong. Alll would give them the general understanding but would not emphasize, or miss the little details and intricacies that go into the hold. This is what scares me for wrestling. Too many are coaching that aren't truly fit to coach. That's why I think wrestling should maybe think about a belt system similar to BJJ where a master decides if someone has truly made it to a certain level. That usually goes far beyond just mere accomplishments on the mat.
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    bigmik got a reaction from Fishhook in Let's talk Hodge (again)   
    Zain for Hodge and Snyder for the Sullivan Award. Sound good?
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    bigmik got a reaction from HurricaneWrestling in Let's talk Hodge (again)   
    Zain for Hodge and Snyder for the Sullivan Award. Sound good?
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    bigmik got a reaction from pjm46 in Gabe Dean   
    The scramble on the edge was close, could have been 2 and 2. I don't have Hall getting a stalling point though. Just because Bo chains together a few desperate attempts doesn't make what Hall was doing stalling.
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    bigmik got a reaction from PSUMike in Jimmy Gullibon to PSU--Mistake IMO   
    If someone has reached their peak development in HS, it's not because they couldn't get any better. No one is close to a finished product at that level and age. If they don't get better in college, it's because something else went wrong.
     
    There is great improvement to be made even with kids like Spencer Lee, Fix, Steveson, Hall, etc.
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    bigmik got a reaction from HurricaneWrestling in Why have stalling?   
    I don't see why so many believe that Hall deserved a second stall call. Some were calling for stalling while Hall was digging in the double underhooks. Hall did enough to get a fair, uncontroversial win imo.
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    bigmik got a reaction from BobbyGribbs in Nolf vs. Pico   
    It's not that he lost to Stieber that I was emphasizing, it was how it happened. Stieber baited him repeatedly and he kept taking it.
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    bigmik got a reaction from Cletus_Tucker in You're a LIAR, Cael   
    It's Cael's job to give PSU the best possible chance of winning a national championship. He's not responsible for the success of other programs. There is nothing wrong with Cael looking out for the best interests of his team. PSU First.
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    bigmik got a reaction from Cletus_Tucker in # 1 seed vs. the field   
    If Clark makes it to the semis, I'm taking him over Tomasello (if he also makes it) and in the finals to win the title at 133.
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    bigmik got a reaction from rlw028 in You're a LIAR, Cael   
    It's Cael's job to give PSU the best possible chance of winning a national championship. He's not responsible for the success of other programs. There is nothing wrong with Cael looking out for the best interests of his team. PSU First.
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    bigmik got a reaction from HurricaneWrestling in Suriano OUT!!!   
    You are correct. We desperately need to get emotionalism out of wrestling. Baughman didn't get cheated in any way shape or form.
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    bigmik got a reaction from redblades in Best Coaches DI   
    After this weekend, John Smith may be back in the #1 spot!
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    bigmik got a reaction from xander in Riley Lefever 4x DIII National Champion   
    Just did a little research. This guy is a 4X champ with a 129-0 record against D3 competition. He led the D3 "Most Dominant" list with a 5.79 average per match.
     
    This season he went to the Midlands and went 2-2 and failed to place. Both of his losses were to kids who have never made the award stand in D1.
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    bigmik got a reaction from swoopdown in Gabe Dean's "BIG" Disadvantage   
    I think the fact that Dean has Dake to work out with hurts Nickal a bit. Dake has probably attempted every unusual, unorthodox move in the book against him already. I think this decreases Nickal's chances of hitting some out-of-nowhere hold in a match against Dean. Also, if Dean has been wrestling with Dake, that means he's also been introduced to the highest level of scrambling there is in folkstyle wrestling on a consistent basis (yes, Dake is at least a full level above Askren in "funk" or scrambling). This could also hurt Nickal too because Dean is likely able to prevent getting into dangerous positions in scrambles and giving up easy points.
     
    What may work to Nickal's advantage is that Dean seems to wrestle rather tight in his NCAA finals matches. If history holds true this year, Nickal may only have to win only one flurry to pull off the upset. That's certainly possible imo.
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    bigmik got a reaction from tbert in Primary Goal of NCAA Wrestling Should be to Eliminate Flo   
    It may be helpful to lowball your expectations for Flowrestling. It works for me. This isn't the first time that they have had issues with streaming. I just simply assume that I will see any live event they are promoting a few days after it actually happens. This approach guards against any feelings of frustration or disappointment. Now that the matches are up, it's like I'm getting what I paid for a full day early.
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    bigmik got a reaction from TBar1977 in PSU - OSU Match Thread   
    I think you are being dramatic boconnell. I think that you are too emotionally involved in this.
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    bigmik got a reaction from TheOhioState in Kasper win streak ends at 20   
    I think "punching in the mouth" means more than just not being afraid of someone on the mat. I think there is an element of actual physicality associated with the phrase.
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    bigmik got a reaction from tbert in Kasper win streak ends at 20   
    Every time I hear it in an athletic context it's referring to testing out the opponents toughness or competitive wherewithal by being very physical with them. I mostly hear it used in football where a defenseman talks about hitting a quarterback in his mouth to see how he will react and play after said hit lands. In short, "hitting/punching in the mouth" is used as a test of sorts when the intended recipient's toughness is in question.
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    bigmik got a reaction from BaldwinKnowBest in Dake back to 86 if loses to JB in the US Open   
    Names of what? People he has lace legged? I'm not going to give specific names. Just check out his matches from 2015 at the World cup/Worlds and some of his overseas trips as well as a beat the streets match or two. You'll see plenty of scoring with that hold.
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    bigmik got a reaction from HurricaneWrestling in Iowa   
    Let's say the sport goes down to 45-50 programs with solid fan bases and sufficient funding, what's the problem? As far as I'm aware, no one actually ever spells this out. It's bad because it's bad.
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    bigmik got a reaction from SC_Wrestling in Dake back to 86 if loses to JB in the US Open   
    JB also developed one of the best leg laces in the world. Also his technical precision and timing is severely underrated. There have been many on par with Burroughs in the quickness/explosiveness category, but few able to score as consistently.
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    bigmik reacted to bigmik in 2018 TEN Weight Class US Team Predictions   
    I agree. The World doesn't need a weight class below 125. The competition level always takes a big hit below the 120s. And the demand for it is low.
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    bigmik got a reaction from Chrissn2001 in PSU - IOWA predictions   
    Why is that more likely to happen? Does Kemmerer get pinned often?
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    bigmik got a reaction from Flying-Tiger in Upset of the Week!   
    Wrestlingnerd,
     
    You can only get credit if you make an outright, unqualified prediction. No bet hedging!
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    bigmik got a reaction from GranbyTroll in Grading Lou Rosselli   
    If you lower the bar just enough, everyone looks like they're doing an A plus job.
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