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  1. Vak, Virginia Tech has looked at least as scary as Mizzou this year IMO. What's your take on their guys?
  2. Rider just beat Wisconsin on criteria, with the tie coming in large part from Wisconsin forfeiting 125. Despite the fact that Ryan Taylor was wrestling up a weight at 133, there are still two other people listed at 125 on the Wisconsin roster. What's the downside to throwing one of them in. Worst case scenario they get pinned, and it's the same as a forfeit from a team perspective, but if a scrub backup gets teched, that's only 5 team points, and Wisconsin wins the dual. They did the same thing against Maryland, this time forfeiting 133, despite having two wrestlers at 133 on their roster, though it did not affect the dual result. What, if anything is the logic behind forfeiting a weight. Even if you send in a horribly overmatched replacement and he gets teched, you yield 5 points instead of 6.
  3. Hudson dictated the pace of the match for the first two periods and then he gassed in the third. As someone who attends Rutgers this worries me a bit. Ashnault did a nice job capitalizing on the opportunities granted to him but guys like Dardanes and Stieber won't gas.
  4. If it's being on staff, Dake was a volunteer assistant last year.
  5. JRob's age has nothing to do with it. Nathan Rose and Bobby Steveson are why Benick didn't choose Minnesota.
  6. Mizzou is a better program now, but head coach is better than assistant coach. Okie State is a better program than WVU, but if Coleman Scott were offered the head coaching position, he would probably leave Stillwater.
  7. I'm at Rutgers now, and they're getting Minny, PSU, tOSU, and Iowa at home. I would not be the least bit surprised if one or two of those duals ends 45-0.
  8. Who's this Goodman character? I know of a Goldman and a Goodale, but I've never heard of Goodman ;)
  9. At those temperatures dry vs. wet heat is merely a question of whether you bake or you boil.
  10. Large school with money to burn, I'd expect similar to WVU. Scott and Becker are my top choices (no chance of getting heirs apparent like Eggum and Hahn) It's interesting that it is assumed that you can't get someone who is dubbed "heir apparent" - if a school wants someone bad enough, they should go after them. The sport of wrestling needs programs like WVU and ASU to succeed. They should constantly be looking for the best candidate regardless of whether they think they can get them or not. Not saying they shouldn't go after them, of course they should. I just don't think the heirs apparent will bite. If you're in that position, you know that if you just sit tight for a few more years, you'll be given the keys to a top program. Someone like Eggum probably won't bite at a head offer from WVU because he knows that if he sits tight for a few more years he'll be head coach at Minnesota. Same goes for Hahn or Guerrero. That's why you go for Becker, Scott, etc. because they're really good and they're much easier to get than the heirs apparent.
  11. Large school with money to burn, I'd expect similar to WVU. Scott and Becker are my top choices (no chance of getting heirs apparent like Eggum and Hahn)
  12. You hire from within when you want to continue success, hence why Eggum, Hahn, and Guerrero are heirs apparent. You hire from outside when you want to change culture/become successful. Jones has been cursed by Turnbull's lack of success. I'd see them trying to go after a big name second banana like Coleman Scott or Luke Becker. They could also try to cross the border and poach Leen or Clemsen from UVA, or Robie from VT.
  13. They're not getting any big name heirs apparent, i.e. Hahn, Eggum. They could try and get a big name second banana like a Coleman Scott or a Luke Becker. Maybe go to Charlottesville and try to poach Leen or Clemsen from UVA.
  14. The Gophers wrestled out of their minds this weekend. Even with the Dardanes twins not reaching the podium, six of nine wrestlers outperformed their seeds, including Ness making the finals over Green and Miller, Zilverburg making AA from the 15 seed, and Storley getting 3rd.
  15. My PM is down too. Could you get them to me yono1986@gmail.com
  16. Game the same, just got more fierce
  17. I'd have swapped Delgado and Garrett and kept Megaludis where he is. I think there's a good argument for Garrett over Delgado, but putting Delgado as the 1 isn't that egregious.
  18. And he probably will. B1G finals were basically about who gets the 2 seed and who gets the 3.
  19. In other words, guys got better. Hip tosses and headlocks are exciting too, but we don't see them above the grade school level because high school kids stay in good enough position to render them ineffective. Another big thing is the internet and the easy access to technique videos on flo and youtube. Back in the good old days, you knew the moves that your coaches knew. If your coaches didn't know how to do a dump, you didn't know how to either. Now, if your coaches don't know how to do a dump, you can go home and watch Kevin Dresser teach you how to do a dump. The greater access to video also means that opponents are much easier to scout, so even if you've never wrestled against someone, you can watch his matches and gameplan.
  20. Provided that he takes care of business in the finals, Garrett has the 1 seed pretty well locked up. The way to look at it is Garrett has one loss to Delgado's two and Mega's three. Delgado could still end up with the 3 seed if the committee decides that his loss to Gilman is worse than Mega's two to Garrett.
  21. This year's 141 is a good deal deeper than 165 was in 2011.
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