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Everything posted by silver-medal

  1. Singletary was the most impressive redshirt frosh on the squad last year in my opinion. He's giving up too much size at Hvy but is a fine match tactician who will only get better. Romero didn't wrestle a lot and mostly won close matches when he did. I have no real clue as to how he performed in practice or might have been affected by injuries. But on the surface he has a ways to go. Ethan Smith had ups and downs while compiling a 19-8 record. Honestly, one of the most impressive redshirts last year was transfer Hunter Lucas at 125. He went 20-5 and while it wasn't against the likes of Lizak, Lee and Rivera, it's enough to make me feel as if he can challenge for the spot next season or at least provide quality depth as a back up. End of my discussion on Ohio State redshirts.
  2. J. Jaggers love his hometown. Hearing some chatter via Bob P that CSU is serious about hiring a good coach.
  3. Here's his pattern...score early and pad the lead then rest. He was frequently out of gas by the third period. I don't know why. But that killer instinct you want to see in a potential NCAA champ just isn't there. I think Hayes has a ton of talent. But that relentless desire to score and dominate...or at least the tactics to kill the clock...are lacking. He gave up a lot of third period points when he had a comfortable lead. Against NC State he was up 10-0 and won 12-6. Again--I don't know the issues nor do I have any inside knowledge about this young man. In fact I'm impressed with interviews I've seen of him. But something has to change or his career will end unfulfilled.
  4. Suriano would not have won 133. And Lee would have been too small. Tomasello, however, would have been right there.
  5. He has always looked small to me at 197.
  6. Imar controlled the match at Big Tens. But as usual a Cael coached wrestler was better prepared at NCAA's.
  7. Bucks lineup for next season: 125: Mead/Heinselman 133: Pletcher 141: McKenna (unless he redshirts and Hayes moves down) 149: Micah 157: Sasso/Mattox 165: Cast of thousands (Romero, Rocky, Mattox) 174: Campbell 184: Gavin Hoffman? Ethan Smith? (Myles redshirts) 197: Moore Hvy: Singletary I think it's 50-50 as to whether Hayes remains in Columbus. Talented young man but really didn't seem to have the necessary fire in his belly at crunch time.
  8. T-Bar: You don't need to take pot shots at Ryan. Your team won. You spoil your otherwise reasonable posts with bias and douchery. FYI--the only noteworthy transfers Ohio State has had in recent memory are Campbell and McKenna. McKenna wanted out of Stanford because it wasn't his ideal fit for achieving his goals. I don't think anyone recruited him until he opened it up. And as I recall, PSU was on his list of destinations.
  9. Snyder is far and away the greatest on this list if you factor in the fact that he simultaneously wrestled full time in freestyle and won two world golds and Olympic gold. Again--he did it at the same time he was winning three NCAA titles while routinely giving up 20-60 pounds. If your only criteria are college accomplishments and collegiate dominance against collegiate wrestlers then Retherford might be the correct response. You guys decide. Keep in mind that if you accept my criteria then it's obvious Snyder is the greatest collegiate wrestler in history. Also Uetake belongs on this list.
  10. Kudos to McFarland for stepping down at the right time. His team just had a fantastic season and he has a great recruiting class arriving in fall. I think he recognizes his staff has carried the program for the last several years although he was smart enough to bring aboard great people like Bormet, Russell and Churella. Bormet sure seems like the guy who has made the biggest difference. I'd be shocked if a succession plan wasn't already in place and that the AD is on board.
  11. I'm sure the Michigan coaches see Amine v Hayes as an opportunity.
  12. Meanwhile Kyle Snyder gave an interview after Big Tens where he said Tomasello is still hurt from injury suffered against Daton Fix. You hear crickets out of Tomasello. Different mindset. Different mentality.
  13. Lou Rosselli is an excellent coach and has grabbed some solid prospects out of Ohio. He did not inherit much. Lets see how the Sooners look next season when some of their frosh are in the lineup.
  14. Two huge factors: Nolf's knee and Nato vs Lee (rd 3). Since the original post asks me to show balls, I've got Ohio State.
  15. The funniest comment was that Snyder should try a fireman's on Coon. Might work as well as his lat drop on Nevills. Snyder gave an interview after Big Ten's on Track. He made it clear he doesn't enjoy wrestling heavy and will be glad when he's through doing it.
  16. I'm rooting for Roger Chandler so that's nice to hear.
  17. Yes I think Suriano is slightly easier than Lee because of top wrestling. Nate can't choose bottom against Lee. He can against Suriano. Or so I think.
  18. Yeah except a possibly hurt Suriano or Cruz make an easier matchup than Spencer Lee...with team title implications on the line. Oh, well. Those are the breaks.
  19. Is it Aries? Hades? Or Zeus himself? How else to explain that if all goes to form he will see the toughest wrestler in the Iowa lineup in the semis for the third consecutive year? I really think Lee and Nate are the top two at this weight. I understand the bracketing. But either Suriano or Cruz was done a big favor. If Suriano is hurt, Cruz will "cruise." And if he's ok, he has an easier path to finals than either Nate or Lee. I'd personally like to have seen Suriano with the 3rd seed and Lee with #4. Big team race implications involved in the way this weight was bracketed. If I were rooting for PSU, I'd be happy.
  20. Mark Hall is a money wrestler. I wouldn't worry about his seed. You have to beat someone great to make the finals. In his case it will probably be Daniel Lewis.
  21. In fairness to Rutgers, they've had significant injury issues. No Ashnault....Gravina has been hurt....Suriano now appears to be dinged up....and Scott Goodale is the head coach. Ok..cheap shot at Goodale but I see him as a good transition guy who has done his job--not the guy to lead Rutgers into title contention.
  22. Given the nature of this weight class, it's hard to imagine how low seeds have much advantage? No matter where you go, there's a stud waiting.
  23. Tom Brands is a fine wrestling coach but Cael is better and it's obvious. Hey that's true for every program competing against PSU. Cael may start with great wrestlers but the work he does with them is astonishing.
  24. The MAC is terrible right now outside Mizzou. Big 12's rising thanks to Bono, Branch, and Schwab. ACC has two excellent teams but then there's a gap. EIWA has Cornell and Lehigh but then there's a big drop. I'm going Big 12. Memo to Mizzou--get into the BT or at least the ACC. You're too good a program and will always underachieve at NCAA's without harder regular season comp.
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