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    stripedtshirt got a reaction from Cletus_Tucker in 2015 Junior Worlds - Huge Letdown   
    I would have to agree that this was great performance. As much as we like to think that Junior medals translate in Senior medals I think that this s a LONG stretch in our country. Yes, this was a very good performance by the US team. Four medals is very good. No matter the age group, four medal at a world championship is a good showing. But I need to break down why for wrestlingnerd before he has a heart attack. 
    1. Making weight overseas is never easy, and it can be one of the worst experiences of your life. A lot of the things you take for granted here in the states while sucking down isn't available over there, and you just can't hit the sauna when you feel like it. Timing is everything. When/where/ and how am I going to get there become huge factors. 
    2. Secondly, we have a tendency to over hype our young studs. Pico, Hall, and Lee, are REALLY GOOD here, in the states, and Lee has proven he's the best in the world for his age twice. Thats good. The other two are really good no doubt, but there are people you have never even heard of waiting for a chance to represent their country, and when they get that chance, they usually perform well, other countries are 5-6 deep in a freestyle weight, and probably 3-4 deep in greco. 
    3. Micic shape looked fine. He let his mind run faster than his body and got tired. If he was as out of shape as you described he wouldn't have came back for third. 
    4. How many Jr medals does Borroughs have? Varner? Scott? John Smith? Cael? Kevin Jackson? My point is that some of best INTERNATIONAL wrestlers don't have ONE jr medal. This is not a direct transition to success on the senior level. There are so many other factors that play a role. 
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    stripedtshirt reacted to IronChef in UNC Head Coach Position Posting   
    Can you imagine any other sport at UNC or any Power 5 conference school handing a head coach position to someone with a single year of assistant coaching experience?
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    stripedtshirt reacted to Tofurky in UNC Head Coach Position Posting   
    I understand that it's late in the game and people don't want to change now. Some of those guys may be there already and are focused on what is ahead of them.
    The issue is that Coleman Scott, the guy with, seemingly, the inside track to the job, has one year of assistant coaching experience, no head coaching experience and continues to split his time between coaching and his own competitive career. Who is the last American guy who has been successful at both competing consistently and head coaching at the same time? Hell, even John Smith said--I believe on one of the early Flo videos--that had he had any idea that he wasn't going to be as successful a competitor or coach as he could be, because he couldn't dedicate himself full-time to either pursuit, he wouldn't have started coaching or he would have stopped competing sooner.
    I suspect Coleman may become an excellent coach when he decides to dedicate himself to the pursuit full-time. I just don't see how UNC is all of the sudden a major player, according to some in this thread, because a guy with one year of assistant coaching under his belt is apparently responsible for recruiting one guy in the current recruiting class, but has his eyes on competing through the 2016 Olympic Games at a minimum, may be the next head coach.
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    stripedtshirt got a reaction from Tofurky in UNC Head Coach Position Posting   
    It's too much work to back out now.....and let's be honest, no one goes to UNC for its stellar wrestling program.   They go because the school is beautiful, the education is amazing, and it's a great place to be (and it doesnt' hurt that it's 70% female)...they just happen to wrestle and UNC offered them a scholarship to help fill the roster.  They're not going to want to leave the public ivy because of a change in coaching staff.  They're going to have to do what they have to do to get by and get their scholarhship.  
    Boll_weevil, I also don't remember Mock and his staff getting too much credit for their top 5 recruiting class a few years ago (3 top 100 guys ), but Coleman steps on the scene and gets a decent recruit and UNC wrestling is on another level?  
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    stripedtshirt reacted to Tofurky in UNC Head Coach Position Posting   
    Okay... so Headlee is one guy. Was UNC's entire recruiting class this year just Headlee, who it appears is to be attributed to Coleman Scott?
    In general, recruits are the head coach's "guys," meaning, the head coach usually takes credit for those who come into his program.
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    stripedtshirt reacted to IronChef in UNC Head Coach Position Posting   
    The job is going to Coleman. Read the description. No preference for head coaching experience, desired start date is less than three weeks away, and they have an assistant job listing posted simultaneously.
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