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Everything posted by Tofurky

  1. I'd like to see an analysis done about the time it currently takes the offensive opponent (the one who scored the takedown) to turn someone and what the frequency is, versus what the same data looked like in, let's say 1992, or when scoring was through the roof. I'd also be interested in seeing the same data for ordered par terre from X year to the last year ordered par terre was on the books. If Lalovic and his guys are smart, they're already collecting this data in effort to improve the sport.
  2. I'm for them with a few exceptions: One five minute period. As someone else here said recently, if you can't score enough points to win in five minutes, the problem is not the rules. Have a 15 second "turn clock" that goes the moment a takedown is awarded. No more refs deciding how long opponents stay down on the mat. Everyone abides by the same clock. If you turn your opponent within that time frame, the clock stops, resets and starts again once the turn takes place. No turn, back to your feet. For turns, go one direction, then the other, then release the hold. That last part is not unlike American Folk and has a guy like Robles in mind.
  3. I never had the impression that academics were a higher priority than wrestling for Mr. DeSanto.
  4. In order of finish as this year's B1G tournament, here's how each team's head coach looks from high school to college: Penn State: UT, Iowa State Ohio State: NY, Syracuse/Iowa Michigan: IL, UMichigan Nebraska: SD, Nebraska/Nebraska-Omaha (D2) Iowa: IA, Iowa Illinois: OH, Iowa Northwestern: PA, Penn State/Oklahoma Minnesota: MT, Minnesota Wisconsin: FL, Iowa State Purdue: IA, Iowa Rutgers: NJ, Lock Haven (PA) Michigan State: OH, Indiana Indiana: CO, Iowa - Sorry, jumped the gun on that Maryland: NY, Penn State Here is the same information for the top 10 teams at Nationals this year: Penn State: UT, Iowa State Ohio State: NY, Syracuse/Iowa Iowa: IA, Iowa Michigan: IL, UMichigan NC State: NY, Oklahoma State Missouri: FL, Michigan State Cornell: PA, UNorth Carolina Virginia Tech: IA, Iowa OR PA, Edinboro Nebraska: SD, Nebraska/Nebraska-Omaha (D2) Arizona State: MI, Arizona State Do kids really look at what state their flagship institution's team coach comes from, or do they look at results? While that question really is nothing but rhetorical, I'm going to go with the latter. Nothing against Escobedo. I really do hope he knocks it out of the park (so to speak) as the head coach. However, I am reading through the posts on this thread and trying to understand why so many feel that it is more important to have a "hometown" guy than a guy who knows how to coach and has a track record of developing talent and producing All-Americans. You can have all the high school talent in the world in one room and if you don't have someone who knows how to manage and cultivate that talent, then none of it matters... unless you're Cael Sanderson and Penn State... he's a terrible coach and his guys are just good... period.
  5. I have to wonder if Bono goes after him, now that McBono is on staff. Stickley at 141 could give DeSanto some good training opportunities AND I have to think that Seth Gross might be only a year away from wanting to come and train with Bono again. If I am DeSanto, I give Wiscy a hard look. I thought that was Cary Kolat's thing.
  6. Then there is this: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=C_Gz_iTuRMM Total anti-hero, DF style. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. If I remember correctly, Daniel-San is a featured camper at DF’s California camp for “Wrestling Strategies.” Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. How about military service? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. It’s a crying shame that ADs at places like Michigan State, Indiana and elsewhere are so quick to hire from within when candidates such as Damian Hahn are out there and looking for head coaching jobs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I wish my five-year-old could read that right now. He would lose his f***ing mind. "Dad, what's the illuminati?"
  11. While that is really nice to hear and I do not doubt it, can Angel consistently develop guys into top flight collegiate wrestlers? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Does NOT announcing his retirement before Nationals, a la BDavis, ensure that Goldman was able to hand pick his own successor? No offense to Escobedo, but is he the best choice available in turning around that woeful program? Competitive pedigree aside, has he spent enough time as a coach to try to right that ship?
  13. Maybe they want to wrestle for Steve Marianetti at Elmhurst College? *fingers crossed* SRSLY, who is the next head coach at Indiana U.? Maybe those two guys heard the news and want some B1G action? Are they talking with Austin DeSanto?
  14. Sorry, autocorrect didn’t understand Rudis. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. As to Kyle Snyder, how can you not love that young man? He works his tail off and is incredibly humble at the same time. He’s still very young and has that kid aspect to him (read some of his tweets), which makes things fun. KS and Spencer Lee are awesome for this sport. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. I’m with you on Rufus. I am a big fan. Their customer service is outstanding and their products are very good. I would recommend them to any coach who seeks solid products for their team. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. How about Arkansas Little Rock’s first recruit AND he can redshirt next year! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. It'd be cool to see DeSanto's skills head down to NC State and to watch Tariq Wilson focus on squats and calf raises this summer and fill the vacancy left by Kevin Jack at 141. Though, those two Morris twins are solid producers, too.
  19. Does anyone know the circumstances for his request for a release? Did Azevedo speak with him after the tournament and Austin didn’t like what he heard? Did the coaching staff approach DeSanto with the idea and he felt he had no other options? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Maybe Henson and Chertow and be the coaches at Arkansas Little Rock.
  21. Ohio State's three four-time All-Americans who graduate together aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand...
  22. Well deserved promotion for Sean. The guy has proven time and time again that he can effectively recruit and develop his student-athletes into elite level guys in college, as well as having a hand in the successes of guys such as Donny Pritzlaff and Jake Herbert during their international careers.
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