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  1. Recent interview with Bo Jordan. If you listen closely he says a couple things that give a lot of insight into why he hasn't been as dominating. Bottom line is he's had significant physical issues. https://soundcloud.com/steelwood-radio/episode-21-ft-bo-jordan
  2. Aviator: Asked the same question on another forum after someone wrote that he won a "dominating" victory. Someone else on that forum,however, noted that being a 5th year senior wrestler is no easy task and that they are often a bit beat up physically and mentally. I suspect Bo is going to spend the rest of the season managing his way to victories with his solid, unspectacular tactics and will wait until NCAA's to really cut loose. And then he'll be done.
  3. Rutgers has a great fan base and they respond to it. Even when out-matched I thought they were competing. As a fan of the sport, I appreciated how much the Rutgers crowd cheered the efforts of their wrestlers even when losing. Campbell v Lewis was a great bout. Current rankings aside, it was not an upset for Lewis. It was two AA caliber kids throwing down hard in a match both wanted to win. Everyone 149 in the BT should thank Hayes for getting tossed. Rest assured the rest of Deluca's opponents will be wary of his throws. Hayes has high upside but needs to tighten up his performance. He's got to get to his leg attacks and finishes against a guy like Deluca. Hayes reminds me a bit of Nato his frosh year when he lost several early bouts where he was winning because of small mistakes. Nate got sharper. Will Hayes? Love the fact Myles Martin knew what to do against a motivated opponent. I enjoy Micah Jordan a lot as well. He's constantly attacking. As a fan, I feel Micah consistently gives a high level effort even when losing.
  4. Coach Ryan is an enigma. Drinks the right wing kool aid because of his staunch religious beliefs but decidedly liberal when it comes to the sport of wrestling. My opinion of course. DMM's post is nonsense. Tom Ryan doesn't protect his wrestlers any more or less than other prominent coaches.
  5. I recognize the Midlands didn't have a deep field. But they're not just winning--they're crushing the mediocre teams and gutting out wins against some solid teams (Illinois and Rutgers). Maybe my expectations were too low? Long season to go. But good start for the Hawks and things are looking up.
  6. Iowa. They just weren't supposed to be this competitive. Won Midlands handily. Have ripped apart dual opponents. Now they have Lee and possibly PD3 in lineup. Is it possible the Brands bros are doing a good job?
  7. McCoy gives Hermida a lung break as Kevin Snyder looked like he might have a tired Hermida in a bit of trouble.
  8. Kerry McCoy cannot recruit at Big Ten level. Put Mizzou in BT and Maryland in the MAC. Both programs would be happier.
  9. Sorry to be a buzzkill but this is so boring for the most part. Anyone who thinks riding (esp. parallel) is good for wrestling just has their head up their butt. If you can't score on top, the action needs to be stopped with both wrestlers put back to neutral.
  10. To beat Lee, you have to stop him from overwhelming you in the first minute. He shoots fast and traps wrists for tilts better than almost anyone in the country. A healthy Nate and Suriano are both slightly better at this point in my opinion. Cruz may also be better--depends on his bottom game.
  11. Ryan has said numerous times that until duals become more important, coaches will consider the current set up when making decisions.
  12. Just wanted to put them atop a thread. Matt Azevedo is doing a great job.
  13. Maybe. Still has to deal with Nate, Suriano and Cruz. That's a nice quartet with Lizak and Pic lurking.
  14. T-Bar: Your posts are of two types--PSU rules the world and criticisms of the opposition. Why don't you post less and listen more? You're redundant.
  15. Great topic. Not much to add except I love to watch Cael Sanderson's wrestlers compete. So often they seem to make the sport seem easier than it is with superior tactics and flawless technique. PSU's wrestlers not only win but they make it look almost effortless.
  16. I think his blank screen was a metaphor for the identity of Mudflap. If the idea is to expose the real Flap on PPV, the answer is yes--I'd pay to watch.
  17. I realize forum's exist in part for second guessing but we should probably draw the line at John Smith. If Smith was OK with Fix not wrestling, that's all I need to know.
  18. Wasn't Hofstra terrible when Ryan arrived? Why can't it happen again? Not necessarily Tom Ryan success but something along the lines of being competitive in your conference and getting 4-5 to NCAA's? And I agree with the poster who brought up how poor Hofstra's performance was. The Scuffle is pedestrian this year. Why is their roster so bad?
  19. Depends on the program and the situation.
  20. I haven't seen Eierman v Yianni but it's not a shock that Eierman won. Yianni is still figuring out how good he is. Eierman brings a great bag of tricks and he's really good with them. Tough kid and a lot of fun to watch. Eierman v Yianni could be the next great collegiate rivalry with each match being a classic.
  21. I have no idea why Iowa would shirt Lee or Warner. Both can contend for titles this season. And if Downey makes 184, the Hawks are suddenly a top four with the incentive of being an underdog. Add in the most passionate fan base in the country, and that's a team that could really wreak havoc at season's end.
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