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Everything posted by Swayz

  1. One of my former wrestlers (Ceron Francisco) trains with Gable too. Love it!
  2. NCAA panel discusses -- but does not decide -- future of sports at 6 Pa. state universities http://www.theprogressnews.com/ncaa-panel-discusses----but-does-not-decide----future-of/article_e61a53bd-e484-53d0-84b5-85af97700648.html
  3. Burroughs was on the committee too. I am wondering if they even heard about others and names on those?
  4. They almost lost to SW Louisiana or some team like that a few years ago. Came down to a bs 65 yard punt return with time expiring to win.
  5. Be interesting to see how they traveled. Bussed right to a tarmac to then get on private planes?
  6. ...when they were in Nebraska a few short hours away. Oh and changed the locks too! I called this in June though and people said it wouldn't happen. It has. Mark Manning is a former UNO guy. Don't let Trev size up the wrestling room... might turn it into an AD suite.
  7. Saw a deal on CBS affiliate out of Pittsburgh saying NCAA might be the hinderance on them all keeping separate teams.
  8. They can do other tests, but not as cheap and paid for like all of the tests we have for the last year and half almost.
  9. If he had a medical exemption... but I get it. The premise of Big 10 athletics as a whole was what is stupid. Nebraska can dual Maryland, but can't dual South Dakota State. Nebraska basketball can play Rutgers, but can't play Creighton 50 miles away.
  10. Like mask for COVID or we talking the attach to the headgear type? I'd assume the former. Stupid on them for doing that, in all honesty Big 10 did a lot of things that didn't make sense. Like you can only compete in conference for duals and B10 tournament...but your span is from Nebraska to NJ/Maryland? WTF!? Meanwhile you had other programs in other conferences that as long as everyone was testing you were good to dual them. For me it makes a helluva lot more sense on say Iowa and Iowa State wrestling each other than Iowa going out to Maryland and competing. Same state with same guidelines, and both were under testing protocols. Iowa State was smart in scheduling all sorts of teams that tested. Loras, UNK, and Wartburg all had chances to take on Iowa State which was fun from a small college fan.
  11. Reminds me a lot of Ryan Ludwig's journey to NIU head coach.
  12. Wasn't this his first year in college? He was at Penn State and they only were allowed to dual other Big 10 teams. So unless they had "extra matches" available for him, he probably didn't get a chance to show what he had on the mat. Sounds like he left the program at semester, so probably wasn't too happy sitting either.
  13. What colleges (any division) have schedules out now? Looks like a few in the PSAC are done. List any you know of with link!
  14. What drives me nuts is PA is leaning on the 13. Less populated states like KS going 14. I could see if you have a dual championships lessening it (potentially). But 14 is fine for invitationals in post season.
  15. The entire problem was in 2020 when we had very little we could do, words got tossed around with new meanings. Defunded didn't mean defund somehow, but neither did a lot of other terms. Reform, redistribute and so many other words could have been used. Not like we are going to call the Culligan man if someone beats grandma up for a wooden nickel.
  16. That's what the state of SD does in high school. 5 match limit or 30 minutes (ot doesn't count). I think is needs to be 42 min or 6 match limit in college. If you have a match under 7 minutes of regulation, but hit 6, you could move on.
  17. A few years ago at the NAIA a guy won and then lost and battled back for 3rd. Had opportunity to wrestle for True 2nd, but they said he already hit 6 matches. Huge arguement ensued as to whether or not True Placement matches count on total. They called rules people and it was stated it did. So if anything, make it so True Placement matches don't count! Right now too many schools losing money on a tournament that can be done in a single day, because of one freaking instance!
  18. 6 match limit needs to go. I get it was implemented a few years ago, but if you are in some of these opens. You get a pin here and there...let them wrestle. 30 minute break between matches at tournaments drive me nuts too. You can have 7 minutes rest in practice and are up again... I'd be for 15 or 20 if needed.
  19. I think we will see some shift out of Big 12 potentially...UVU and Cal Bap come to mind. Wyoming and Northern Colorado long shot. Schools with no d1 program yet that could are Dixie State, Idaho State, UNLV, and Reno. I think Air Force will stay in Big 12 and potentially join in football and other sports as a full member.
  20. Lot of schools showed up but were called home 2 days in
  21. He's the guy that operates like his team is still a DI and recruits like crazy. He shows up to NHSCA Nationals with the NCWA titles and gets wrestlers to go there instead of other divisions. Might be him with that "moniker" not sure though.
  22. Chef can you point me at that (like a link). I'm looking in on a DIII to possibly reclassify to DI (if they can).
  23. I think there are some NAIA coaches in the South that might bite at this opportunity. 8 of 10 top teams at NAIA were southern teams. Lot of good D2 coaches in a short jaunt that might do well taking on that challenge. Hell, I think Jesse Castro at Liberty (doubt he'd leave) could guide them through club level and then up. Lot f options, but not sure how many DI guys will apply for this position, although it could be great. I'd like Franky James since he is an old DI guy and has worked the NAIA route for a while now.
  24. High school in OHIO goes by DI, DII, DIII classifications. He attended Ohio U for a while. He's lame ass didn't wrestle in college.
  25. I honsestly think it has a lot going on for where it is. Smart coaches don't just stick to their backyard, you need someone with drive and can realize that the amount of DIs are more than plentiful North Carolina. While it is important to snag the local kids, it shouldn't be live and die by them. You are in very short drives of many neighboring states and can pluck talent from those. Add in the success of NAIA division with 8 teams in the top 10, and I am certain you can lure some guys that could be at a DI, but were not recruited hard away to WCU. Need a driven coach though. Don't just hire a guy that was a multi time NCAA champ, hire a guy that is willing to be up half the night and has come from a smaller program where you do almost all the work. If they add, they have a great catalog of majors (like if you can't find what you want to major in at that school, then I'm not sure where to point you). If I am coaching in Cullowhee, NC a majority of my recruiting would be from Northern Georgia, Tenessee, Southern Ohio, SE Indiana. I would also target Florida pretty hard as well as the juco ranks. WCU needs if hiring would be smart to go after individuals that already understand the area and have proven to be energetic on not being complacent. Names that come to mind are; OT Johnson, Omi Acosta, Javier Maldonado, Corey Ruff, and Danny Irwin to name a few. If the funding is there to support a "BIG NAME Coach" then maybe find a proven DI guy or top DI assistant, but day 1 should include expectations such as roster size needs to be 26 at the lowest to start the season and maybe cap it at 34 at the most if room allows for it. Need facilities dedicated to wanting to win. Initially take what you can, but if want to be competitive and snag recruits, you best invest $$$ in a room because kids these days will head over to another division for the facilities if everything is close on comparison. With all due respect to App State, if you hire a person with the goal of out doing App State, You will be better than App State (hopefully)....I would hope you find someone that would want to be the best in the state or region....so I'd be wanting the guy that says we want to take out Pop's team at NcState.
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