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DocRevue

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  1. Well, like I said I really do like KJ. In my experience, he's a hell of a nice guy and I think he can coach. So I wish him the best. But wrestling clearly has a problem - the sport has tons of coaches have underperformed for years but have job security. There are lots of young guns out there who would like the opportunity to be a head coach but will never get it because administrations really do not care about or understand wrestling and are incapable of seeing how much better their program might be if they cleaned house and hired someone with some fresh ideas who wanted to compete. I agree the jury may still be out on KJ but then again there were those who thought Sunderland was getting the most out of PSU, too.
  2. Take a perennial contending NCAA basketball program to the basement, and you're getting run out of town on a rail. Take a perennial contending NCAA wrestling program to the basement, and get a contract extension. I like KJ but wow.
  3. Take a perennial contending NCAA basketball program to the basement, and you're getting run out of town on a rail. Take a perennial contending NCAA wrestling program to the basement, and get a contract extension. I like KJ but wow.
  4. Depends. If 1st prize is a Cadillac El Dorado, 2nd a set of steak knives and 3rd getting fired, who's to say? Language NSFW. I guarantee Ricky would have thrown away the steak knives.
  5. Well, maybe Polz mailed the match in. Based on how he wrestled the first period, I don't think so. I think his strategy was to not give up anything cheap, keep the score low, and be around at the end. He didn't pull it off. Polz is a solid wrestler but just isn't in the class of guys who actually knocked Taylor off.
  6. He wrestled to not lose badly - he has no intentions on winning it seemed. No reason for that...especially when you are such a huge underdog. Nothing to lose. Well, that's one way to look at it, but at least if you can avoid getting stuck or giving up huge points you're still in the match. Basically, Polz needed to survive and hope to get to neutral or on top to have a shot. It didn't work out but coming up against Taylor, especially when Taylor had the wrist, would just have been suicide for Polz. He would have gotten turned and likely stuck. Taylor just isn't a normal wrestler. Once he establishes position on top, he's going to turn you if he gets any opening. If you try to be a hero and give him those openings once he has position, forget it, he's going to score big points in a hurry and probably pin you. And no one in college has beaten Taylor by trading offense with him. When Taylor has been beaten, it's because his opponent has shut down his offense and kept the match under control. Polz did a decent job of that in the first period. Polz just isn't on the level of the guys who have managed to knock Taylor off.
  7. Polz was just trying to avoid getting teched or pinned until he could get to a position where he wasn't in mortal danger. If he got his hips up at all Taylor was going to score nearfall at a minimum. The two stall points he gave up were only as much as, or less than, Taylor would have scored on a single turn. Polz actually wrestled a very good first period against Taylor except for giving up the takedown at the end of the period.
  8. What McDonough did was a mistake. I think he certainly has the right to toss his medal if he wants, but he should not have bailed from the podium and he should not have tossed the medal in front of his competitors. Do it in private. I feel bad for McDonough, though. Not because he lost, but because something (whether it's weight or something else) is clearly wrong this year. The medal tossing seems out of character for him. People are comparing him to Mark Perry, but McDonough isn't Perry. No disrespect to Perry, but he had an attitude issue from day one, and it came through many times during his career. McDonough, meanwhile, while hyperintense, has always seemed to be a pretty good kid. He took an ass beating from Robles in 2011, and it was one that he could have made some excuses for or whined about, but as far as I could tell he took it like a man. I don't care whether he wins the NCAAs or not but I hope he gets himself straightened out.
  9. [ I found five 3x champs prior to or during the Gable era: Hayes, Simons, Uetake, Caruso and Greg Johnson. There have been 19 three-timers since. Six of those 19 were coached by Gable. How about Hodge, Koll, Young, Peery, McCready, Arndt, VanBebber, and Caldwell, all of which were not only 3X champs but undefeated during their careers. Also have Lange, Hugh and Ed Peery who were 3X champs but not undefeated. Where did you get your list? Very true, and I'm sorry for not going back far enough and not including them (and I should have clarified that I was ruling out the 30's and 40's due to the lack of matches and programs). But it's a little hard to compare the three timers of the 30's and 40's to Gable. Caldwell was undefeated, yes, but he only wrestled 18 college matches. Bill Koll, while undoubtedly great, wrestled only 36. Gable wrestled - and dominated - nearly that many matches per season.
  10. The answer to 1) is yes there were many 3 timers in Gables Generation or before, and a few who were undefeated. Which to this day still has me dumfounded why Gable is so famous. If you ask me, the only reason he is as famous as he is that he actually LOST that final match. The other reason for his legendary status must be his coaching. 2) wayyyy too many to count 3) this post makes less sense each line I found five 3x champs prior to or during the Gable era: Hayes, Simons, Uetake, Caruso and Greg Johnson. There have been 19 three-timers since. Six of those 19 were coached by Gable.
  11. "Maybe two years ago. Kind of beating a dead horse no?? I mean, they ain't swapping for the two biggest tournaments of the year bud" Condescending maybe if you took the post the wrong way, talking smack no. It isn't like I said your post was a retarded rethread or anything. FACT: They aren't switching ANALYSIS: They aren't switching because McD is making 125 fine and will contend for a National Title in 3 weeks. Ramos is ranked number 2 at 133 and wouldn't make 125 anymore as in the past 2 years he has grown into the weight. Probably no worse than Top 3 in both weights is better than ripping a redshirt on Clark, bumping Ramos to 141, knocking Ballweg out or up in the lineup to a non factor status as opposed to being ranked in the top 10, and hoping All of them can adjust to their new weights in the biggest, toughest, and only two tournaments of the year. I have a FEELING they are fine where they are. That is condescending. FACT: The question was not whether they will switch. The question was whether: (1) a switch was possible at the outset of the season; (2) if so, why it was not made given McD's apparent problems making 125; and (3) would Iowa be stronger if it had been made. Thank you for your analysis, "bud."
  12. The planet that has watched him struggle all year. When not wrestling a Gopher, I almost always cheer for the Hawk wrestler. This year, I have not seen the same McD. Having a different opinion about a hypothetical situation is part of the fun of a message board. Another opinion, I think Ramos would major McD at minimum. So would Stieber. If McD was at 133, Ramos would not be. Besides Stieber, who do you see taking McD at 133?
  13. That is because other sports are about smack talking and excuse making. Whether you agree or disagree, wrestling people usually don't leave you in the dark on how they feel. Right. Because being condescending in your "answer" to my original post wasn't talking smack at all. It was just how you felt. And here I was thinking that intelligent answers were based on facts and analysis, as opposed to feelings. Thanks for enlightening me, "bud"!
  14. Figured I'd get this kind of response. It's obvious they can't swap now, which wasn't the question. You know, as wrestling fans we bag on basketball fans, but I'm willing to bet that if I had posed a hypothetical lineup change on a college basketball forum the first response to my hypothetical would have been an intelligent one, and I'm sure that would have been the case on a baseball forum. Sorry for interrupting the resurrected thread on Cayle Byers transferring to Iowa. Well since you took it to heart, McD is a senior, so there is no next year. Hypothetically speaking, makes no sense last year or this year. Two years ago then yes. Two years ago McD was not struggling to make 125 the way he has been this year. I never said anything about next year, or last year. I'm talkin' 'bout this year, "bud". Maybe if basketball paralleled wrestling at all I could see your sensitivity. At this point, McD is a 4-6 at 133.[/quot Not sensitivity, just pointing out that responses like yours are what I've come to expect on wrestling message boards, as opposed those of other sports.
  15. You don't think McD could hang at 133?
  16. Figured I'd get this kind of response. It's obvious they can't swap now, which wasn't the question. You know, as wrestling fans we bag on basketball fans, but I'm willing to bet that if I had posed a hypothetical lineup change on a college basketball forum the first response to my hypothetical would have been an intelligent one, and I'm sure that would have been the case on a baseball forum. Sorry for interrupting the resurrected thread on Cayle Byers transferring to Iowa.
  17. McD is obviously struggling to make 125. I have heard from several sources that Ramos is capable of making 125. Assuming it is true that Ramos could wrestle 125, my question is - would Iowa have a stronger lineup if McD and Ramos had swapped weights? And, if so, does anyone have any insight as to why that did not happen this year?
  18. I pretty much agree with you on Greco. Greco has evolved to a point where there's no action - it's a handfighting chess match. As for freestyle, I don't like all the rule changes, but the freestyle rule changes did not bring wrestling to where it is. Wrestling had a small following in '72, and that was well before the demise of the Soviet Bloc and permitting professional in the Olympics (both of which have been very bad for wrestling). Neither freestyle nor greco (nor folkstyle, for that matter) have ever been easy for the casual viewer to understand (just Youtube footage from ANY wrestling event and listen to any uninitated play-by-play announcer stumble through it. Dial up this week's CMU-MSU dual that was broadcast on BTN - the color guy called the entire match because the play-by-play guy simply had no idea what was going on.) And I just don't get why people think contemporary freestyle is boring. Did you watch any of the World Cup matches? Have you watched, say, Zain Retherford's World Championship match? There's no shortage of action in contemporary freestyle (I think there's actually more action, at the elite international level, than there was with the single five minute period, especially among non-American wrestlers).
  19. Sure, but making money off music doesn't impact his ability to pursue his education. It does, however, impact his ability to wrestle. J is just saying that Bauman should shelve the music career until he's done being a student-athlete.
  20. Never been an Iowa fan, but so much B.S. in this post. If anything, Brands's intensity doesn't match Gable's (somebody pull the tape of Gable chewing Travis Fiser's ass for TYING Mark Coleman in a meaningless early season match). Anything Gable was in, or his team was in, he was in to win, no exceptions. He bludgeoned a lot of guys to titles who didn't have any business winning them. Brands isn't Gable, and there's no shame in that. But if it's a long season where you have to peak why are you writing off Brands's team weeks before we get to see whether it hits that peak?
  21. Wrestling Community: "Why don't guys pin like Gene Mills anymore? Why doesn't anyone pin? Why aren't there more pins? Everyone stalls." Nation's top heavyweight pins one of his top competitors in the finals of the National Duals. Wrestling Community: "[Pinner] does nothing but stall on top. [Pinnee] doesn't know how to wrestle; his coach [who has won five NCAA team titles and whose wrestlers have won 23 individual titles] should be fired." Shocking more ex-wrestlers don't remain part of the sport's schizophrenic fan base.
  22. Then why are we sitting on our hands doing nothing while pentathalon actually did something to save themselves? Instead of hating on the player, we need to get our ass in the game. Nah. Easier to bitch, make empty threats and point out Facebook pages that had nothing to do with the decision.
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