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  1. 19 hours ago, jchapman said:

    The women’s 100m track Olympic Champion would have placed 4th in the Illinois high school boys state meet, using her time from the Olympic Finals.


    Do you really think she had less access to running track as compared to a high schooler?

    I know a 16u boys soccer coach that’s pretty adamant they were beating the USWNT as well.

  2. 2 hours ago, Billyhoyle said:

    I don’t agree with this. Latest projections have highly effective treatments that can be administered prophylactically available by late summer. Vaccine projections were 12 to 18 months last month and these continue to be pushed up.    

    Do you have a source for this.  I’ve seen this would be the soonest possible and that would be record time.

  3. 23 hours ago, Greatdane67 said:

    Um, Zalasky and Brands have the same amount of titles as a head coach. Zalesky subsequently won PAC-12 titles as well. Brands won titles with a combined recruiting class then no more titles.

    McCoy had 4 Top 20 NCAA finishes, won 3 ACC titles at Maryland and was 3 time ACC Coach of the Year.  McCoy also had prior success at Stanford.  The move to Big 10 was a killer for Maryland Wrestling.

    Jackson's teams took 3rd, 11th, 11th at ISU. Jackson also coached some Olympic Champions. There was a reason Cael left for PSU.

    These 3 were not exactly incompetent coaches.

    Kolat would sign up for any of these coaching accomplishments right now. Talk about recency bias.




    They all lost their jobs because of that recent bias.   Iowa floundered under Zalesky, while successful at Stanford Maryland had no success under McCoy, Iowa State was on the downturn as well.

    Im sure there fine coaches.  They lost their jobs because their programs were stagnant.  My point was their names and accolades weren’t bringing them current success.  The other coaches I spoke of built their programs without the name and hardware.  

    Brands has been a top 4 coach since he’s been at Iowa and my opinion had he stayed at V-Tech they’d be a perennial Top 10 and bring home team trophies routinely. 

  4. 19 minutes ago, Marcus Cisero said:

    Did some food shopping at multiple locations for others this morning and the one thing that really stood out is the lack of protection between the cashiers and the public. Giant Food is the only grocery chain in my area actively installing plexiglas at the point of sale. Why not others? These cashiers are putting themselves at risk yet they come to work to do their job for who knows how much per hour. Shame on any retailer for not doing what is necessary to protect these workers.  These high priced execs should triple these employees pay during this crisis and it should out of their salaries.  I’m being light here but this really pi**es me off. 

    Our Hy-Vee is installing shields and announced raises and bonuses for employees.

  5. 4 hours ago, AHamilton said:

    It is so sad that  the sport of wrestling feels that only great wrestlers can become great coaches.  Is this the only such sport?

    Look at football: Bill Belichick? Lou Holtz? Andy Reid?

    So true.  For every Gable, Sanderson, Smith Brands, Kolat there’s a Kevin Jackson, Kerry McCoy, Jim Zalesky....

    While Scotty Sentes May not be Cary Kolat he could be Brian Smith, Pat Popolizo, Tom Ryan, Tony Ersland, Scott Goodale, J Robinson.

    Hope he’s the latter and keeps Campbell on the upward trajectory!

  6. 1 minute ago, russelscout said:

    Not so. We vaccine for influenza and have developed a decent level of herd immunity. 

    Yet somehow as a month ago 14000 have died from seasonal influenza in the US.   And you think no one would spread the flu after ncaa’s.  

  7. 22 minutes ago, russelscout said:

    Why is that one stupid? I didnt say anything about someone attending the event dying. If i put 100s of people at risk and 1 died who didnt even attend the event that would be horrible or you dont think thats a problem?

    With that said if there were no Coronavirus you would almost guarantee an indirect death from the spread of influenza.  

  8. 3 hours ago, TobusRex said:

    I'm not saying he'd have been as dominant as he'd have been at PSU, but maybe 5 of the last ten? Oh yeah, I could see that. 

    5 seems generous considering he doesn’t get the benefit of three national champs who were already in the stable before he shows up.  Probly also tough to pull other local PA hammers Retherford, and Nolf to ISU.   

    With Rob Koll is the other possible choice he’s also a current top 5 coach and keeps those guys home with the benefit of the NLWC.

    i think Sanderson and company win a few at ISU but not 5.  Just my opinion. Maybe two or three.

  9. 1 minute ago, russelscout said:

    He would have had Taylor, but would he have gotten the Altons, Molinero, Ruth, Wright to come out to Iowa?

    Cael is a great coach no doubt, but he didnt spin a globe put down his finger and it happened to land on PSU. There is a reason he want there.

    I honestly dont know how you could assume it would have worked out the same way at ISU simply because the optics are that ISU is Iowas lil brother. There is a recruiting disadvantage that comes a long with that. 


    Maybe I’m wrong but weren’t molinaro and Wright already there plus Ruth committed.

    Hard to imagine any of those three who were  at PSU before he was leaving to go to ISU.  

    I agree he wins titles at ISU but definitely not the same dominance.

  10. 12 minutes ago, Boompa said:

    Regardless of whether they want to coach in college, we probably have our best crop of "difference maker" potential head coaches than we ever had.

    Dake, Taylor, Burroughs, and Snyder have the accolades and name recognition to take programs to the next level if they also have the administrative skills.

    The problem is, are there enough programs out there that would invest in those guys?  OSU could be available soon, I don't see 10 more years with Brands or Ryan and Sanderson isn't going anywhere until he passes Gable.

    Dake will take over for Koll sooner rather than later, Taylor is screwing around with a club so who knows there, Snyder was the best applicant for when Ryan moves on but did the NLWC move hurt that?  Burroughs says he doesn't want to be a D1 coach so is it USA Wrestling for him?

    Well Brands and company just signed on for 6 more years so I guess that leaves Spencer Lee 2 Olympic cycles and then he’s next man up....

    But brands are in there early 50s if they still have the fire could see them going after this contract..

  11. Personally I don’t think Dake, Taylor, Burroughs is one of the next multiple national title coaches.  These guys are earning their chops competing and are able to do it for a longer period of time as a job.  Brands, Sanderson, Ryan, Smith were all coaching, recruiting and competing at the same time.

    Most likely the next coach to win multiple titles is going to go to one of those programs.   Brands Probly there 10 more years, Sanderson and Ryan too.   Who goes to OSU and can they put them over the top?

  12. 1 hour ago, Panther78 said:

    One of the things this past year that has really hit the headlines in the Phoenix area is the number of wrong way drivers on the freeway. Many of those have been attributed to impairment from drugs, alcohol.......I appreciate those who go out every day and encounter what must be horrific scenes.....thanks for being one of those willing to do that!!!

    Good perspective......thanks


    I’m sure those are headline grabbers as it’s  the nature of the media.   As I said in my ten years in the fire service a vast majority of the accidents I have been involved in have been due to poor/distracted driving and not impairment. 

  13. 20 hours ago, Panther78 said:

    And how many of those 1.25 million were drug related? I'm not disagreeing with you on the statistic just saying.......I'm not grandstanding anything......and if the value of one life to you is not important.....or maybe the idea that one life was saved then...............

    Not a scientific study but my own anecdotal experience as a first responder is many more fatal accidents not involving drugs or alcohol.  One double fatality involving suspected alcohol.   I can think of 8 other accidents with a dozen fatalities from inexperience, bad decisions or bad luck.  

    Personally I think being a poor driver or distracted driver while sober should receive much more scrutiny....it means you just suck at driving and decision making which scares me more.

  14. 7 minutes ago, BLT said:

    He would be stupid to waste a year of his eligibility to sit the bench for a good training environment. If he wants to do that while in RS just in case Kerk blows his knee or something it's one thing but I'd think getting involved with his new team and a path forward would be better.  Besides that I'm not so sure how good it is for him to spend extra time getting his ass beat down in practice day after day., not exactly a confidence builder. 

    I don’t think he should waste a year of eligibility sitting.  If Kerk is the guy next year he can redshirt if not Nevills wrestles.   

    I don’t know what his goals are but I’m not gonna say it’s stupid to train with those guys.  Like I said he stays next year he doesn’t really lose anything.   

    Where do you think he goes to get better?

  15. 7 minutes ago, Boompa said:

    That is because one Lee has become a flat out stud in the sport and the other is looking at the bench.

    Poor comparison.

    Nevills should enter the portal by April if he had half a brain.

    I don’t know that there’s any rush for him to leave.  He has a redshirt and he’s in one of the top 3 training environments in the country.  Kerkvliet also has a redshirt and a history of knee injury as a heavyweight.   Why not stay and get better for at least a year practicing with Kerkvliet, Snyder, Sanderson and Varner.  Could be even better places to land after a year or two and he’ll be even better prepared.

  16. 7 hours ago, TobusRex said:

    Kemmerer might be in trouble if he runs into a tall/lanky 174 pounder who knows how to use it. Know any top 174 pounders that fit that description? Some guy with unusually long arms (Ed Ruth type).

    I don’t really do that well with innuendo.   Lewis or Amine?   I’m not calling Kemerer a lock but he’s ranked #1 for a reason.   If he’s in the finals this year I’d say as of right now he’s a favorite to be in the finals again next year until proven otherwise.  I didn’t say he’d be a favorite to win.   I think they’ll be fun and exciting matches.

  17. 1 hour ago, Boompa said:

    It's sometimes mildly shocking how good this Iowa team is and they are going to be better next year.

    I still say they try to get Kemerer to 184 and throw an AA caliber Nelson Brands out at 174 and redshirt Assad.

    Kemerer isn’t that tall for a 174 pounder. Plus he’s going to be a finalist favorite this year and next at 174.  Brands at 174 and him at 184 would be two question marks.  I think Assad is an AA next year and maybe this.

  18. 1 hour ago, 1032004 said:

    Your last sentence is probably true, but it seems to be more if they win it will be in spite of him.

    What they’re “losing” is his production 4 years from now where in theory he could be a title contender or something.  Giving up that for a potential couple of points this year most likely is certainly a risk.

    Definitely a good point but they have four years to replace him.  

    They must be seeing considerable improvement behind the scenes.  I thought  he’d be in redshirt all year too.  Another possibility is they really want him to have the post season experience this year and be prepared for next years run also.

  19. 3 hours ago, BigTenFanboy said:

    Gable is almost a sure thing. What they call a once in a generation type guy. Cassiopi is very very good. Elite. If Gable expressed interest in coming to Iowa you can damn sure bet a good coach would do everything possible to make it happen.

    How’s that conversation go?   Hey Cass.  I know we pulled you away from NW and it looks like you’ll be a 4 year all-America.  But Gable wants to come in now.  So we’re gonna need your money for next year.  

    It boils down to integrity and you can’t repeatedly do this and think recruits won’t notice.   Not everybody likes slimey.

  20. 8 minutes ago, russelscout said:

    I didn't take it like that. I thought the discussion was about how Michigan wrestlers were wrestling for other countries, it is expected that more will, and that Pantaleo would be be able to pass as a San Morinian. I thought the assumption was that the more Michigan you are the more foreign you become. haha

    Maybe I’m mistaken but I feel like he did suggest that Massa look for a way also.

  21. 3 hours ago, Antitroll2828 said:

    I agree he’s one of the most dominant guys but I’m just pointing out that off the top of my head I can think of 7 guys with more titles and less career loses since he graduated, my point was guys have had better careers . I’ve been a fan of askren since the first time I watched him wrestle I also think he has a great mindset for coaching as well so I’m not over here hating he was a one man wrecking crew those final 2 years just pointing out guys have had better full 4 years

    He lost 8 times and 7 were to Chris Pendleton who was champ the 2 years he wasn’t.

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