The Urban Meyer classes were great. Period. If there was a weakness in the program, it was that most of the athletes were gone after a few years. We got a year or 2 less out of most players. I felt like we needed a few more 3 star guys like AJ Hawk (Who doesn't of course) But those guys tend to stick around. They haven't had it in their heads that long that they are ready. Plus, they aren't sure how long their NFL career will be, so the extra year to get the degree is crucial. I really , really like that we have balanced the recruiting methods of Urban with the blatant need to have more seniors in the program. I love the balance.
Very very rarely do Olympic champions or the best in any Martial art go into MMA. They rarely have anything to prove as they already did that. MMA seems to get guys that were very close to the top. John Smith, Cael Sanderson, Logan Stieber, Dave Schultz, Jordan Burroughs, etc. kinda stick to what they are best in the world at.
50/50 I'd say. He is making a ton of money right now and could run any college he wants to when he is ready. So he could make a fortune and mold men for the future. If his faith is super strong, I'd guess Olympics til coaching with maybe a few fights sprinkled in.
The last post, in Spanish, is by far my favorite. Great to hear love from below the border.
Everything you mention, only mentions where he'd get taken this year or next? That only matters to the bank account in the early portion of a career, if its successful. I thought the draft should have been an afterthought. Money should not have come before preparation. IMO.
With that being said. I love the kid and think he'll do fine either way. But this was very predictable. Well, this potential possibility is anyway.
I can't blame him either. But I predicted it. A ton go GMs won't even take a QB without more than one year of college film. Parcells wouldn't. And of course the NFL was gonna tell him he'd go earlier; they needed more stud QBs to hype up their draft. I just thought staying an extra year was being on the safe side. Either way, I hope Haskins lights up the league.
This wa my take too. I thought Dwayne should stay for a year to get that extra year of development to make him that much better and make up that money by winning titles. But I also think Dwayne has a chance to be really special. Which is why I wanted one more year of development. Either way, I think he will be very good and I am excited to watch.
I wish they woulda given Ramsey Bolton to Joey Bosa to slaughter.
I guess I'm an even bigger fan of Joey Bosa now! How is that possible?
Can't lose what you never had. It won't cost him anything if he hasn't made it yet. Not later on you can say he coulda or woulda made more, but losing potential money is not at all the same as losing money.
This what I have been getting at. Sure it may just be rub and tug...but isn't that somewhat beneath a billionaire who seems to already be a "sugar daddy" to some very attractive women? Who knows what is going on there, but since that news came out, two people have had to call Kraft and tell him they are done. One just got there, the other us retiring a slight bit early. That raises questions in my mind at least.
Gronk probably not naive. Kraft has more power than New England combined. Rub and tug way beneath his pay grade. Something fishy at least. Go one though...defend billionaires and rub and tugs.
I mostly agree....but they both had to call and tell him after all this stuff. That had to be harder than it woulda been.
I will never know, but with Gronk retiring and now Schiano leaving, is any of this related to Kraft's recent stuff, or just coincidence?
I'd also like to add that Myles was right there with Mark Hall in high school. Zahid as well. Add in the Nickal matches and you can see that Myles was competing against some of the best of his generation and losing close or winning a few big ones. Of course this year he got overconfident, but that will serve him well moving forward I think and hope.
If you think about it, that championship prevented Nickal from being a 4 time champ. That makes that one of the most enormous victories in college wrestling history!
Some smoke just flew in my eye! Greg Martin is a man a really admire. And Myles Martin is a future world champion, at least to me anyway.
This just means we get a commercial when the game is finally getting exciting. NFL...you dumb MFers!
Further, Blue Smith was being pushed to TE, so it appears the coaching staff wasn't banking on him at that position. I think if someone develops along with Olave, we will be fine. There are tons of guys waiting that could be good enough to be a 3-5 at wideout.
We need to score 9 more points than they do.
We beat them in recruiting the past 2 years IMO. Add in the Covelli center and I am thinking we win a few over the next decade.
Sasso was right there with Micah, and much better on top and bottom, while not as good on feet. He will win a title and I think become a 3-4 time AA. Kinner is a very good wrestler who may go 141. Rocky Jordan could crack the lineup. Gavin Hoffman was junior world Bronze and that is a great predictor of college success. I think next year we finish top 3, but the year or 2 after could be our years.
Our recruiting advantage is the freestyle facilities though. Therefore the best wrestlers we can get tend to be outstanding freestylers. Its really hard to coach a guy to become a leech. That is kind of born with you. So we COULD get better riders, but 95% the guys we are getting are better overall wrestlers than the nationally ranked riders. PSU really hit the jackpot with their hammers and may or may not do it again, but all those guys weren't insane on top or bottom.
I will say the one thing we could really work on is our mat STRATEGY. Sometimes we pick terrible choices for top and bottom. Ones that reek of overconfidence as we saw with Myles. The thing is, I am not sure that is Ryan making those choices or the assistants.
But what I am trying to say is you don't teach a college wrestler leg riding. If they aren't really good leg riders already, forget about it. I think we have taken some lower level recruits than PSU and been able to hang with them, even while they seem to get every call. Don't forget they conceded 3 Big Ten titles to us, because they felt beating us in Big Tens AND Nationals would be too tall of an order.
I am just glad we go down fighting and swing at them and don't back down. It will pay off at some point.
I am a huge fan of Myles. I couldn't sleep last night. So upset. But the sun still came up and Myles can still become as great a freestyler as I ever thought. He has a huge upside in senior freestyle.
Myles won it his freshman year because of his riding ability. He was just overconfident and left points on the board. Moving forward, he can still be a 4 time AA and win the Olympics, nothing really changed to some degree. The silver lining is this experience hopefully helps him in his quest to get a World medal.
Once you step on the mat, non one can help you. That is why you practice for all the situations. All coach can do is yell, but that doesn't help very much honestly. Myles had a twilight zone moment. I am stunned, but it has happened to even better wrestlers than Martin.