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Recruiting and Development

I would be interested in your take on this. First off, I think the world of coach Garland...class guy and seems to know his stuff as far as wrestling technique.

However, NC State, Va Tech, and some others seem to wrestle with a different attitude than most of our guys. Not sure if toughness is the right word but those other teams seem to really get the max effort from their guys. Outside of Mueller and Hayes and a couple of others, our guys don't seem to wrestle up to their potential and appear to wrestle not to lose at times. Krivus matches seem to go this way a lot (Garland even admitted it in an interview). We also seem to get tired more easily. Several times this year Schany, Atkinson, Green, and others have looked absolutely out of gas by the end of the first period. I know there were some injuries and sickness the team was battling so maybe that's partly to blame.

I just hate seeing these other teams take recruits that are ranked at or below our guys and really get the most out of them. Maybe Garland isn't the type to push his guys too hard but that mindset is what seems to win in college wrestling.

(In response to this post by CavMan1)

Posted: 03/05/2018 at 12:03PM


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Current Thread:
Anyone know status of wrestling? -- HooDav 03/04/2018 09:17AM
  Garland would be the first to say -- CavMan1 03/04/2018 11:58PM
  Recruiting and Development -- shamrock121 03/05/2018 12:03PM
  Don't know if I have anything to add -- CavMan1 03/05/2018 4:20PM
  You don't want to know ** -- turk 03/04/2018 5:00PM

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