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    Coach_J reacted to pamela in Matteo Pelicone Rome -- Saturday Thread   
    The Yianni - Zain - Joey - international opponents circular firing squad is kind of puzzling. That dude JO, though. <3
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    Coach_J got a reaction from pamela in Matteo Pelicone Rome -- Saturday Thread   
    Colon needs a chance to work his gut wrench.  He can be brutal when he locks that up.
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    Coach_J reacted to wrestlingnerd in Matteo Pelicone Rome Olympic Ranking Tournament   
    You mean the move he almost hit before Mohammadian countered right to a stick? He has not evolved. The world did not wait for him to. 
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    Coach_J reacted to irani in Iran Wrestling News   
    Since we are discussing Mohammadian, I will share a couple of facts about his father that some of you may not know
    His father is Askari Mohammadian, two time Olympics Silver Medalist.
    He was unfortunate enough to run into Sergei Beloglazov in the 1988 finals, and into John Smith in the 1992 finals!
     
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    Coach_J reacted to sidakova4991 in Deja vu all over again   
    Let's just give the Olympic gold to  Sadulaev.  
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    Coach_J reacted to spladle08 in Matteo Pelicone Rome Olympic Ranking Tournament   
    100%... I was telling @Abdullahgadzhi Khuzin that that's how we do it here in America, if you're a foreigner and you don't give us the match we want. You're a coward, and should lose points, and this and that, but when it's one of our guys..... well you know, there were various reasons this made sense :)
    It's fun to watch
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    Coach_J reacted to Mphillips in Matteo Pelicone Rome Olympic Ranking Tournament   
    I think I heard or read they were trained by an Iranian and are coached by a Russian?  Is that correct, 'people in the know?'
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    Coach_J reacted to Plasmodium in Head Coach Candidates   
    LOL.  He looks reasonable to me, but I doubt Dustin Kilgore wants to go fishing with him.
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    Coach_J reacted to hammerlockthree in Head Coach Candidates   
    Related, Storniolo might be the most underrated coach in the country.
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    Coach_J reacted to Abdullahgadzhi Khuzin in Bekbulatov and new country   
    Ilyas Bekbulatov got Uzbake citizenship and won Yasar Dogu at 70 kg, Magomedkhabib Kadimagomedov (Russian champ 2017) is about to represent Belarus. 
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    Coach_J got a reaction from TobusRex in Caps on rosters   
    Other reasons, too.  As we've all seen, some of that "fodder" turns into some damn tough competitors.  Brian PIcklo at Michigan State didn't even qualify for state as a high school senior and became a 2-time D-I All-American.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from pamela in Caps on rosters   
    Other reasons, too.  As we've all seen, some of that "fodder" turns into some damn tough competitors.  Brian PIcklo at Michigan State didn't even qualify for state as a high school senior and became a 2-time D-I All-American.
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    Coach_J reacted to TexRef in Caps on rosters   
    Coach _J A lot of the same is now also being said about a lot of women's college teams. The market is flooded. "we often forfeited three, sometimes four weights--there just weren't enough bodies.  Even then, we would have to bump girls around just to fill out the remaining weights (we had no one at 101, a kid who had never wrestled before at 109, and no one at heavyweight (191), and we were thin at other weights where we often had to bump a slightly bigger girl." 
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    Coach_J got a reaction from TexRef in Caps on rosters   
    There's a lot more to this story, but in general the program was mismanaged at about every level in the time I was there.  When I arrived, we often forfeited three, sometimes four weights--there just weren't enough bodies.  Even then, we would have to bump guys around just to fill out the remaining weights (we had no one at 125, a kid who had never wrestled before at 133, and no one at heavyweight, and we were thin at other weights where we often had to bump a slightly bigger guy up).  I got to recruit the next year we had a full but very young roster (that recruiting class was ranked in the top 20, something the school had never done before).  Too many other details I'm skipping, but you get the idea.  That first year, the D-II school I used to coach at dualed us and kicked the you know what out of us.  Some people get stuck on the idea that "it's D-I so it has to be better."  Simply not the case in many circumstances.
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    Coach_J reacted to kionga in Oregon state knocks off michigan   
    I agree.  He seems to have done much better at the collegiate level than his high school record would have suggested.  I hope he qualifies for the NCAA tournament and makes some noise there.
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    Coach_J reacted to jackwebster in Caps on rosters   
    My mom was a first-gen title IX athlete. She played b-ball for UNLV. However, she was recruited by a bunch of other schools for sports she had never played. UCLA wanted her to play volleyball. I know that her school, Eufaula, didn't have a team, and I'm fairly certain that the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association didn't even sanction volleyball at the time. Some other school wanted her to run track, another to play tennis. 
    In the mid-90's, the same stuff was still happening. In fact, Coach J's crew scenario played out at the school I went to. If I remember correctly, the new women's crew team had 7 full scholarships. This girl from my poetry class was a cockson with a full-ride. Meanwhile, we had about 9 (I'm not sure if we were fully funded yet) for about 30 guys. As it is today, no one -- with maybe the exception of returning AA's -- had a full-ride. The money was cut up in a hundred different ways. And, as it is today, any money given could be taken away the next year if you didn't produce. 
    I'm not telling anybody anything they don't already know. It's just crazy that a student -- who to her credit wrote some beautiful sonnets -- could get 40k for saying "Stroke!" But, I guess, the same could said for giving students money for being able to beat people up on Resilite. 
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    Coach_J reacted to nhs67 in Who were you wrong about?   
    I'll stick to current era of Michigan kiddos:

    -Gage Hutchinson @ 285.  I always hoped he would do better than he did.  I have a feeling had he gone a different route(division) he would have been a multi-time champ at the tweener weight class(what is it... 220 or 230?).  Never got appropriate size or kept his speed he utilized in HS up that heavy.
    -Ben Bennett.  I expected multiple championships from this guy.  He always had it skill-wise, however he never seemed to have that elite athleticism.  Much like Justin Oliver...
    -Justin Oliver.  He actually did better in college than I thought he would-I thought he peaked about junior year in HS.
    -Any of the St. Johns/Massa Maniac guys.  The only one that gets a mulligan for me is Logan, because he has fought through his injuries.  Jordan Thomas actually beat Gabe Dean decisively(more than once!) their senior year and he did it while he was seriously injurred.  Wohlfert, Taylor Massa(should have focused on wrestling rather than cutting to 165 and he'd have been in that 174lb crop of Storley, Kokesh, Evans, Brown tier), Schmitt, Pennell, Whitford, Hayden, Arthur, Hall etc. SO many elite guys and the only one who has a chance to redeem the squad right now is Logan Massa.
    -Adam Coon.  I didn't give enough credit to his sheer mass of frame.  It took him to immediate true-frosh success and I still didn't think he'd put together quite the finish to his career as he did.  He never seemed to have that elite speed or strength at the weight for me.  His frame made it so they were elite, though.
    -Kanen and Zehlin Storr.  I expected Zehlin to be about what Kanen has been and I expected Kanen to transcend.  I didn't think Ian Parker(who I had low expectations because of the previous St. Johns crew) would be on the same level and absolutely expected Kanen to be a factor by now.
    -Hesperia/Hudson/New Lothrop toons.  Even for small schools these schools pump out so much small-school talent and consistency that I expected much more than what we've gotten.  The Zeerips and Marrys specifically.
    -Gabe/Max Dean-As mentioned above, I thought Gabe was about as polished a product as we'd seen coming out of Michigan in a while.  He made a leap his GS season.  I wish we had seen him on the senior level afterwords more.  Max as well.  I saw him as a lesser version of his brother, and truth is they're entirely different wrestlers that have an unstoppable drive and gear for improvement.
    -Mason Parris.  After seeing him DESTROY Whitman at 220 then get destroyed by Cassioppi a few months later I was very worried that we had a friggen tweener for our Coonsquad replacement.  Not disappointed thus far.
    -Rayvon Foley.  Pleasantly surprised that he could step right in and compete for an AA position as a true frosh.
    -A-Hris of MSU.  This kid is a go-getter.  Never says no and will never be outworked by anyone.  I thought he peaked sometime early in HS and despite his drive seemed to have difficulty adjusting up in weight.  As of right now I wouldn't be surprised to see him squeak out an upset or three at NCAAs this year.
    -Marten and Simon-Both of these toons at their ideal weights surprised me this year.  I thought they may have been 'damaged goods' due to recent turnover(4 lighter weight AA contenders leaving CMU0 however they're proving me wrong this year.  The entire CMU room seems to have made vast improvements over the last season and I am absolutely thrilled.
    -Ben Freeman.  Little brother Nick was not supposed to be bigger or better at this stage in their respective careers.
    -Jack Medley.  You just can't help but root for this guy.  Nonstop.
     
    Ramblings, I know... but those familiar with Michigan wrestling will relate.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from Eagle26 in Who are the most knowledgable posters on this forum?   
    Will give a shout to Khuzin, irani, and Shiraz for giving us international insights we simply aren't privy to.  Several others but they come to mind first.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from cjc007 in Best wrestler names   
    Probably kill the spelling but there was a kid named Blu Wahle a while back--no fish.
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    Coach_J got a reaction from jross in Best wrestler names   
    Was a kid years back from Wilmington College named Matt Burner.
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    Coach_J reacted to rhodge00 in Cassar injured   
    I agree, Coach J is the real deal, I know from experience.
     
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    Coach_J reacted to Witherman in Cassar injured   
    ^^ love that commercial
    also anyone questioning @Coach_J needs to take a break from this forum. That guy is one of the real ones on here. 
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    Coach_J got a reaction from GoNotQuietly in Who are the most knowledgable posters on this forum?   
    Will give a shout to Khuzin, irani, and Shiraz for giving us international insights we simply aren't privy to.  Several others but they come to mind first.
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    Coach_J reacted to TBar1977 in Cassar injured   
    "Guess who just got re instated!!"
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