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  1. Make par terre turn clock 20 sec.


    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. Not sure where De(in)Sanity sits on the the academic scale... but it’s a rather significant drop off from Drexel to Lock Haven.



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    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.


    Nothing a cattle prod shouldn't be able to help out the cause with...


    I thought that was Cary Kolat's thing.

  6. Because Ayatolla Khomeini and Putin are both tyrannical rulers. Iran directly funds terrorism and Russia backs Assad who attacks his own people with chemical weapons.  People who criticize either government are found dead...But yeah, you're probably right that the whole thing is a conspiracy and the reason the wrestling team wasn't granted visas is due to the illuminati.  


    I wish my five-year-old could read that right now. He would lose his f***ing mind.


    "Dad, what's the illuminati?"

  7. 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?

  8. 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.



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    Sorry, autocorrect didn’t understand Rudis.



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  9. 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?



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