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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

    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
    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.
    It means he didn't take a chance on some no name that he thought could succeed. He made hires that pretty much the entire fan base agreed with. If they do well, great. If they fail, the coach underachieved. Making the hire not seem as bad as a no name coming in and failing.



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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

    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 cloneswereall View Post
    He also drove one off by not giving much thought into giving wrestling the money and facilities it deserves at ISU.
    Well, that's part of the reason we will have all the new football stuff. When you have a small budget like we do, there have to be sacrifices in certain departments and football is not where you cut them. I like wrestling but not enough to sacrifice anything for football.

    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.
    That's not true at all. Had he fired them then yes, but not under the scenerios they actually left. At one point he hired two coaches who won NCs. You can't say that doesn't give him some sort of credibility.

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    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.
    That's BS. How many kids did Cael recruit or have at ISU that had a large amount of success at ISU or elswhere. There were quite a few. You put just a few of those guys on these past couple teams and things change.


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    Re: Pollard has now hired 2 National Championship caliber coaches

    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    That's not true at all. Had he fired them then yes, but not under the scenerios they actually left. At one point he hired two coaches who won NCs. You can't say that doesn't give him some sort of credibility.
    Yeah, I don't get that. Chizik wins a national championship elsewhere, so we should pat Pollard on the back I guess? I mean, who cares what actually happens at Iowa State. 5-19 deserves some sort of credibility apparently.




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    Re: Pollard has now hired 2 National Championship caliber coaches

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    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 not care about wrestling enough to be sure, but there are several wrestlers at PSU that were going or were already at ISU.

    Maybe Cael was has gotten better, or worked harder this year.



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    Re: Pollard has now hired 2 National Championship caliber coaches

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    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.

    Quoting the important piece of this post seeing as he answered his own question one sentence later.....



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