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    Pollard has now hired 2 National Championship caliber coaches

    Anyone still doubt the high quality of our AD? Two of his hires have now won National Championships. Granted, not with ISU, but unless you're going to blame him for the respective departures, I think it shows his ability to evaluate top notch coaching talent.

    Granted, no one is perfect but that is Creighton's problem now.


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    Re: Pollard has now hired 2 National Championship caliber coaches

    Agreed.

    But, an argument can easily be made that he simply went with the "sexy" hires at the time.



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    Re: Pollard has now hired 2 National Championship caliber coaches

    I've seen it all now.



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    Re: Pollard has now hired 2 National Championship caliber coaches

    It's true. Both were good hires. I still hate them both for leaving us, but not much we can do about it now.



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    Re: Pollard has now hired 2 National Championship caliber coaches

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    Anyone still doubt the high quality of our AD? Two of his hires have now won National Championships. Granted, not with ISU, but unless you're going to blame him for the respective departures, I think it shows his ability to evaluate top notch coaching talent.

    Granted, no one is perfect but that is Creighton's problem now.
    He also drove one off by not giving much thought into giving wrestling the money and facilities it deserves at ISU.


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    Re: Pollard has now hired 2 National Championship caliber coaches

    Of course JP is a solid AD. I'm not pleased with how our men's basketball program was crumbling under his watch but that's just me.

    I was on board with Chizik. I still feel he would have had success here after he fired his buddy coordinators.



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    Re: Pollard has now hired 2 National Championship caliber coaches

    Quote Originally Posted by TitanClone View Post
    Agreed.

    But, an argument can easily be made that he simply went with the "sexy" hires at the time.
    I'm not sure what that means...considering they both proved to be more than just "sexy" hires. They were legit, big-time coaches that have reached levels reserved for just the best of the best.


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    Re: Pollard has now hired 2 National Championship caliber coaches

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    I'm not sure what that means...considering they both proved to be more than just "sexy" hires. They were legit, big-time coaches that have reached levels reserved for just the best of the best.
    Just not at Iowa State.



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    Re: Pollard has now hired 2 National Championship caliber coaches

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    Anyone still doubt the high quality of our AD? Two of his hires have now won National Championships. Granted, not with ISU, but unless you're going to blame him for the respective departures, I think it shows his ability to evaluate top notch coaching talent.

    Granted, no one is perfect but that is Creighton's problem now.
    Until those national championships are won at Iowa State, hiring Chizik and Sanderson do not add to the quality of Jamie Pollard.




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    Re: Pollard has now hired 2 National Championship caliber coaches

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneswereall View Post
    He also drove one off by not giving much thought into giving wrestling the money and facilities it deserves at ISU.
    Is the sport a positive source to / or negative drain on what is one of the smallest athletic budgets in the Big 12?


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    Re: Pollard has now hired 2 National Championship caliber coaches

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneswereall View Post
    He also drove one off by not giving much thought into giving wrestling the money and facilities it deserves at ISU.
    What? When he left Cael was the highest paid coach in the country! ISU gives plenty to wrestling, maybe more than it deserves.



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    Re: Pollard has now hired 2 National Championship caliber coaches

    Quote Originally Posted by ketelmeister View Post
    What? When he left Cael was the highest paid coach in the country! ISU gives plenty to wrestling, maybe more than it deserves.
    Than why can Cael go win a national title in 2 years at a school that hasnt won one in 60. He never could get the athletes to Ames for whatever reason.

    I do feel Cael is better off not being in Iowa's shadow. He doesnt have to compete and lose the best wrestlers in the state to a for whatever reason bigger name coach.


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    Re: Pollard has now hired 2 National Championship caliber coaches

    Quote Originally Posted by ketelmeister View Post
    What? When he left Cael was the highest paid coach in the country! ISU gives plenty to wrestling, maybe more than it deserves.
    And when every other coach talked to him about staying here there was no time to make a counter-offer to what PSU had? And saying that building a wrestling facility was out of the question or not possible when all he was looking for was support for the program? yea, those are outlandish assumptions and requests to make when you bring ISU the first wrestling championships it's had in a long time.

    If he wanted to keep Cael or had respect for the program, he would have done one of two things: 1, made a counter offer; or 2, said that he would work on upgrading the wrestling facilities.


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    Re: Pollard has now hired 2 National Championship caliber coaches

    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    Until those national championships are won at Iowa State, hiring Chizik and Sanderson do not add to the quality of Jamie Pollard.
    So, you're going to go down the road that he should never have hired Sanderson? Really?


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    Re: Pollard has now hired 2 National Championship caliber coaches

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    So, you're going to go down the road that he should never have hired Sanderson? Really?
    Creating a jumping pad for good coaches isn't exactly a feather in your cap either.


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