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Askren or Taylor - who had the better career?

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I was never trying to give Askren all the credit but he was the face of change for a turn around at Mizzou.

 

Of course Smith deserves all the credit in the world.  Sammie Henson was only there for 2-3 years, after they were already a great team.

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Hard to say who had the better career, imo.  Taylor was lights out from his first match as a freshman, and watching him was like poetry.  Askren had a steeper learning curve, but reached an other-worldly level.  Askren had more pins his last 2 years than Taylor did in his whole career, including 17 straight in the first period his senior year.  Askren also stuck the NCAA runner-up that year twice prior to NCAA's, as well as pinned every other AA he faced.  Watching him however, had none of the fluid poetry of Taylor, Askren was simply magical.  He made it look so easy, it was like he wasn't even going full speed.  Ridiculous.  I guess I'd give the nod to Askren, but it is very close.  Taylor was special as well.

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