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  1. RealAmericanHero

    Logan Stieber for Head Coach?

    Add in Miron's club and there's no reason Ohio shouldn't see an uptick in results, be it freestyle, Greco, or folkstyle.
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    VA Tech Asst coach

    Nickerson just landed a top 5 recruiting class. I'd be inclined to think he stays in Colorado.
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    Logan Stieber for Head Coach?

    Head coach and assistant (room) coach roles are vastly different. Not everyone is cut out to be a head coach. Not everyone makes a great assistant coach. Although Logan does not strike me as a head coach, I'd be shocked if he fell flat attempting it. This guy is a winner - at all levels. But, as indicated above, he does not appear to be heading in the direction of coaching an NCAA team. My guess is that his wrestling academy will be the best in the area, state, and possibly region. Which means the M2 Training Facility (run by David Taylor) and Logan's training facility will have a dual meet within the next three years.
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    Who will Maryland hire?

    Do you think Jaggers would go? (He may; I don't know. But you, as an Ohio State fan, might know better.) What are the positives? Negatives?
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    Wrestling Pictures in SI

    I won't answer for him and I'm not 100% for the legalization for the following reason(s)... We were told the gas tax would help maintain roads...roads are in shambles and rarely fixed due to...you guessed it, no money. We were told that putting in a casino would help raise money for schools...schools ask for more money about twice every ten years. Meanwhile, the tax for the police force goes up because crime has increased. We were sold a bill of goods for allowing the lottery (in all it's various forms) at gas stations, restaurants, etc. because it would raise millions for the states who play...guess what, my state taxes are yet to go down. So, if history is any indicator of the future, my guess is this next legalization will only lead to other problems, which will, in turn, lead to more tax money needed to offset those problems. ...and that will probably lead to the legalization of another vice under the guise of solving all the other woes, but in reality, will only cause more problems and demand more money. It truly is a vicious cycle. ps: When I was a kid, SI was awesome. I always wondered if ESPN the magazine started a trend of lower sales for SI; one that the internet completed. Newspapers seem to be suffering from the same issue.
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    NCAA Session 1 Thread

    It's under review. Could change. Stay tuned.
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    NCAA Session 1 Thread

    Point of note: The pizzas taste better if they're cooked. But do you, boo-boo. :-)
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    Cael said "Wrestling needs more scholarships"

    True. I understand your post. I was referring to tightwaist's post. #AllGood. Nice topic.
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    NCAA tourney - legal streaming options abroad

    Interesting that just over ten years ago, FloSports - along with a few others, I'm sure - stated streaming would be the next step. ...and here we are! Best of luck, BTF.
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    NCAA tourney - legal streaming options abroad

    5th post.
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    Cael said "Wrestling needs more scholarships"

    Is the premise of this line of thinking that many (most) schools could not afford to provide more scholarship money and thus would be forced to cut the program?
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    Cael said "Wrestling needs more scholarships"

    To answer the OP question - I would say yes. Ten weight classes getting 9.9 is definitely askew. Above, others have mentioned football and basketball as examples of why wrestling should get more scholarships. The better way to do it is to create a list of sports, individuals on the roster, the number of positions/players per game, and then list the number of scholarships the sport receives. (The one ancillary piece - as others have pointed out - is the "6th-man" situation. Football, volleyball, and basketball all have guys who sub in on a regular basis; as does hockey. I am unsure of baseball, softball, and track, let alone the fringe sports such as LAX, field hockey, and gymnastics.) By doing this one would get a better player-to-scholarship ratio, strengthening (or weakening) wrestling's case. One thing I know for sure is the solution cannot come from reducing the number of scholarships for other squads. No, a better way would be to make wrestling viable for each program. This can be done a myriad of ways but one of the best ways is to make a connection with the local high school, JH, and youth wrestling scenes. As a staff, be out-and-about (being diligent as to not violate any recruiting rules), hold clinics, host a tournament, etc. When the people in the sport around a campus care, the administrators will (should) notice. (And if they don't, there is most likely an agenda involved; ex.: Cleveland State U, Eastern Michigan U...) One final piece for wrestling is what seems to be an outdated red-shirting policy. This needs addressed and done so immediately. I still maintain that having wrestlers compete for 5 years, but in only 4 conference (and thus 4 NCAA) tournaments is the best solution. This allows wrestlers who are on redshirt to still compete in duals and tournaments for the team as opposed to forcing them to flounder about on the "open" scene.
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    OK State 13-0 vs Mizzou 15-0 sat Feb 16

    I like ESPN3's coverage as I watched a handful of dual meets a couple of years ago. (Maybe it was ESPN+, I really don't remember.) What I do know is that I'd have to spend an additional fee (~$5/month maybe). I ain't trying to do that! Although $5 isn't much, it just seems that there will be another outlet next year that has me sign up and pay another $5 for more. Arrrrrrgh. Nickel and dime me to death with my vices.
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    Will Kerry McCoy ever be on the hot seat?

    Although in one sense I do agree with this statement, many of the qualified applicants also recognize that if the flop here (which would be a HUGE probability) they are stained for years to come.
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    What were the Indiana coaches thinking?

    What if the coaches have been trying to improve their wrestler over the last three weeks in a position that they felt was a deficiency? And for three weeks this kid has been buying in and was willing to try out the feel of any new techniques? And in doing so, recognized that the next 4 weeks of practice sessions just gained new light on the need for smarter tactics on bottom; tactics that could shore up areas in an improving wrestler, and possibly, propel him from a lower placement at B1Gs to a qualifying spot??? If the wrestler truly wants to improve, and the coaches sense that, they will do what is necessary to try and test their practices. Perhaps this is one of those times.
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