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Everything posted by Swayz

  1. Some are....not in terms of NIL, but if you are using NIL to recruit a kid, there are some fine lines in the rules of what can and can't be done. If you operate inside the rules you are good. If you aren't, then eat a bag of feces. NIL deals are suspect if being used to incentivise individuals to leave their program from individuals/entities with invested interest in another program. You can adapt to the rules, but to pretend everyone is being ethical is the high horse's rear end! Top programs are adapting. But I think most of the programs on a ventilator as it is, will have pulled plugs if they can't compete. I just want to see coaches get canned if they can't maintain above 15 -20 on a regular basis across the board of all divisions. But, nobody wants to be a glorified babysitter at many of the non DI levels for making money less than a McDonald's manager.
  2. Ethics. But we have programs that are win at all cost cut-throat. From the top all the way to the bottom the expectancies are way screwy. We have elite programs that don't need to do suspect bs, but are. We have teams that could be better but are old school with everyone must come out of high school and we train them from start to finish. Then we also have programs that invest in 1 guy on the recruiting trail so much that when that doesn't pan out, the numbers are hideous and you are left with a rag-tag group. At least in DI we have teams with full rosters. We have a lot of coaches at other divisions not being held accountable for crap numbers.
  3. Lot of "volunteer coaches" at the DI level make more money then head coaches at Non DI level, which is also why some of the smaller divisions see such high turnover. Can't make a living when you are being killed.
  4. In the portal but I believe a do not contact is in place on him like Real Woods had.
  5. YEP!. MacNeill is a stud!
  6. My apologies, the COVID Shirt thing.... but, you either have to beat him in the room or as an opponent on another team, guess better not play guessing game on if you will be the starter and move on?
  7. Yeah, but Real Woods will be there 1 year.
  8. Bingo. Not sure the mindset on this one. Real Woods comes in and has 1 year total. Is it a worried about possibly getting beat for the spot? Hell, go to UALR and help them out. Lot of programs would love to have him.
  9. Legit candidate for a Hodge non-DI. Baterdene Boldmaa.
  10. If Fix goes 141 no.
  11. MacNeil I believe beat Clarke 4-3 in the room, but Redshirted him. He will be a stud for UNC. I think the best 141 in the country though is not in DI.
  12. Eeek. Drop and give me 400 ...
  13. Didn't realize that. Wound up tuning in midway through 141
  14. Yes he does. Thing we need to keep in prospective with him is if he gets taken down and put in a 6 - 0 defecit again versus the field at NCAAs...he may not come out winning. Look forward to seeing how he matches up with a lot of the individuals.
  15. I am sure an unsportsmanlike by any service academy guy is dealt with a lot harder behind the scenes than any other program out there.
  16. ESPN showing no respect. Interviewed 9 champs and Coach Smith of Mizzou...but miss out on interviewing the OW of the tournament in Hendrickson?!
  17. I wrestled Hoy that year. It was brutal. I still feel it .
  18. I know the 2020 year that cancelled the tournament, I thought Coast Guard had a legit chance to upset the entire tournament. How are they looking for this event?
  19. As someone that was not a starter in college on a regular basis, I think it doesn't help morale when the more elite guys don't do the small things the others do. Supporting team in nearby Tulsa, rolling up mats, etc. Wondering if Masvidal's team is donating money to OSU?
  20. As someone who works with Community Health Worker training and Trauma 101, the thing is many people react differently to various situations. I didn't feel it was sleazy. I was a sophomore in college before I really had super close trauma in terms of friend, family memeber or teammates. Being "away from home" and trying to keep moving is not super easy. Is it as tough as losing someone outright (not in most eyes), but I can't judge (or fault) these young men that are struggling with such a vocal leader being sidelined.
  21. I think the driving distance is why we don't see higher numbers west of the Rockies. We need a cluster of schools to join at same time, and honestly I think if Cal Jucos moved to a 2nd semester only (as opposed to 1st) it would bolster growth. Irritates me that Nevada which hosts so many wrestling events at HS, College and International levels has 0 post HS opportunities other than NWCA (and not like a great front runner in NWCA like Apprentice or Liberty who still get some funding and resources).
  22. We need to define 'media" in some ways and also know that the NWMA has legit members and professsionals that lift our sport. Jason Bryant does a fantastic job as do many in that organization. We have a few rogue individuals in our sport that don't give full highlights to our sport in a flattering manner, or choose to ignore vital parts of it. I think the guys at Stalemates are great, FANCO is fun to watch as well. But when we have things like NWCA National Duals/Mat Mayhem coming up and we are only talking about hypothetical DI champs or some middle school national tournament instead of other college divisions...that's where I get put off. But, not everyone digs the same stuff I guess. Just Flo is dissappointing with their commitment to "wrestling" in my opinion. They will show non DI content, but they won't truly cover it.
  23. UNCP back around 2006 had tons of guys doing it. Thing was they used it as offense not some hang low stuff.
  24. Separate events, although no humor lost in Midland's being cancelled and new date of the Iowa Open falls during the Midland University Open on the 2nd.
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