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  1. boconnell

    NWCA All Star Classic

    I agree with almost all of this. I wouldn't put a #1 ranked guy in the all-star dual. It has nothing to do with dodging or looking for competition. Most of those guys had full summers and will have very full winters. The only exception is a guy like Gross who did little in the summer and has a slightly easier schedule in the winter. And even with a guy like that I'd bump him up a weight so the loss wouldn't 'count' against him. As for your example of Nolf and Cenzo I don't think it hurts Nolf at all with Hodge voters because he's the one bumping up in this hypothetical. It would totally hurt Cenzo with voters if he lost though. But if I really wanted the Hodge I'd wrestle the all-star dual and just demand a match up a weight. Nothing looks better than beating a guy up a weight. Askren became a legend for beating a very good Kish.
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    Conel vs. Nickal

    Nickal is slightly susceptible to the big move when he goes for the big move himself. But I remember 2 years ago he wrestled Chandler Rogers and knew Rogers' only chance was a throw so he simply took him down with technically sound low level shots repeatedly. He is more than capable of wrestling safer when the situation calls for it. Nickal will name his score in this match and could score a dozen TDs if he wanted.
  3. boconnell

    NWCA All Star Classic

    Especially since the basis of their argument assumes you are supposed to ignore the all-star but not prior year. If Hall had the better regular season and the only factor was the all-star then I'd agree with their argument that the all-star that isn't supposed to matter resulted in them being cheated after being misled. But in order for Hall to get the seed you have to ignore the All-Star as required, but use the prior year (against what is required). Since Zahid had the objectively better regular season, if the coaches followed the rules perfectly and just judged the 2018 official results, they would have seeded exactly like they did.
  4. boconnell

    NWCA All Star Classic

    And my issue is that the whole time you are arguing against coaches using the exhibition, you are arguing for them using the previous year's result. If they truly ignored all the things they should ignore and voted without previous years and without exhibitions then Zahid is the consensus #1. His 2018 regular season is not much better than Hall's, but it is better. The only way you vote Hall #1 is by ignoring the rules and considering the prior year. But because you think prior years should count, you have no problem with that. And you declare that the exhibition match screwed Mark Hall and could screw someone else in the future. Maybe the coaches just followed the rules and gave it to the guy who deserved it by the allowed criteria.
  5. boconnell

    NWCA All Star Classic

    The worst part of your argument is you keep pushing that the past year's results count while being angry that the exhibition counted. You want them to ignore criteria in one case and follow it in another, and the deciding factor is what you think should and shouldn't count. Previous years can't officially count. Exhibitions can't officially count. Coach's opinions do count. Coach's opinions are often times formed on things that are not officially allowed in the other criteria. I never heard anyone say that coach's can't consider last year's results in the coach's rankings. I never heard anyone say coach's couldn't consider the all-star dual. I heard last year's finish is not a seeding criteria. I heard the dual is not an official match so it won't play into the head to head criteria or winning percentage criteria. But when it comes to coach's rankings, that's all opinion and rumors of practice matches, freestyle results, past results, margin of victory, FLO rankings, wrestlestat's computer rankings, coach's bias, who that coach wants to see on their side of the bracket, etc...The number of things that influence coaches on an opinion vote is almost limitless.
  6. boconnell

    NWCA All Star Classic

    I root for OSU and it's been less than fun to see them not on top the past 10 years. I have no problem with PSU and defend them on as many topics as not on this board. I'm a big Bo Nickal fan automatically as a Texas guy. I also love Joseph. OSU not having a true title contender to go against Nickal or Jospeh the last few years is probably part of why I find it so easy to root for those guys. I definitely rooted for Valencia in his matchups with Hall. Valencia is the only ASU guy I like but I like his attacking style (also why I like Nickal and don't like Hall). But none of those things are the reason your beef with the All-Star dual is silly.
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    NWCA All Star Classic

    I agree. If Hall knew what was on the line he would have wrestled that all-star match different. He would have wrestled more like the NCAA final that counted a few month later.
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    Next OSU Coach

    I absolutely don't doubt the racism of wealthy old men, but the current Men's Basketball coach at OSU is Black, and he holds a much bigger job and answers to WAY more donors than the wrestling coach, and the donors he answers to are every bit as old and white.
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    Stoll and Turk

    What does the cost to the team have to do with how the individuals are punished? The two involved should receive whatever punishment their actions warrant, and whether it hurts Iowa should have nothing to do with it. If you guys are advocating for harsher penalties for idiots who accidentally shoot their teammates then I am on board. If you are arbitrarily pushing for the punishment to hurt Iowa, that shows exactly what your motivation is here.
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    Next OSU Coach

    The race factor rings false to me. But my only experience with Oklahoma is Oklahoma City. I don't know what the small towns are like for stuff like that (worse than big cities obviously). I also have no idea what the boosters make up is at OSU. I have no personal connection to the program at all. But as was mentioned, the school has had plenty of black HCs and OSU as many great black wrestlers as any program. Nothing tells me that would be any more of an issue there than anywhere else. But again I have zero first hand knowledge.
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    Next OSU Coach

    And here he is during Yianni's Finals match. He talks for 10 minutes with barely a mention of himself. He gushes over Yianni and even spends a chunk in the middle about how great and how unique Meredith is. He says Meredith is almost more artist than tough guy and he loves it about him. Dake may have plenty of arrogance about his own wrestling. Most great wrestlers do. He may also have a bad attitude when he loses. He looked awful for the 2 years where he complained in match and out of match about Burroughs. But your idea that he'd cut off a recruit to talk about himself is absurd and not based in reality. In his current job as an assistant at Cornell he celebrates those kids wins almost as much as he does his own.
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    Next OSU Coach

    Here he is after the NCAA win over Taylor. It was pretty easy to google and find. The interview kicks in at 13:15. Among NCAA title interviews it definitely doesn't stand out as arrogant. He's obviously excited to win but even tired and keyed up over one of the biggest NCAA wins ever, he says he owes his victory to his support system.
  13. boconnell

    Next OSU Coach

    Why would I have? What's the fun in maybe being right.
  14. boconnell

    Next OSU Coach

    You're way off from every indication. When he is interviewed at NCAAs he gushes over the athletes he coaches. He repeatedly said Yianni was a freak and more talented than he is. You have made up a whole persona that doesn't exist.
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    Next OSU Coach

    The best Branch could ever hope to be is about 90% of what Smith has been the last 10 years. And that would be phenomenal from Branch. The bottom line is winning team titles is about recruiting, recruiting, and recruiting. And Branch would get beat worse their than Smith currently is being beat. No amount of coaching up medium recruits will win a team title. And I have a total opposite read on Dake. I think he comes off bad in matches because he complains to the refs so much, but he comes off very well spoken in every interview I've ever seen when he's coaching at NCAAs. He's shown by far the most technical and coaching chops of all the unproven young guys.
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