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    Cael Leaving Good for Wrestling in General...?

    I know it stinks that Cael left, but look at all the talk and excitement being generated. Does him leaving help wrestling in general as an NCAA sport?

    Hey, could a mod. add a question mark to the end of that title? :) That would look better.



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    Re: Cael Leaving Good for Wrestling in General...?

    Probably. Spreading the power, per say.



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    Re: Cael Leaving Good for Wrestling in General...?

    Thanks for adding the question mark mods. I didn't want to be making a statement :).

    I think if we end up getting a coach to fire us up, it could end up good for wrestling as a whole, but it still stinks.



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    Re: Cael Leaving Good for Wrestling in General...?

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    I know it stinks that Cael left, but look at all the talk and excitement being generated. Does him leaving help wrestling in general as an NCAA sport?

    Hey, could a mod. add a question mark to the end of that title? :) That would look better.
    depends. if we fall off the map because he ditched us and PSU becomes a power...how is trading a traditional wrestling school for a upstart good for the sport. it is only good if PSU and ISU BOTH come out of this okay. If he torpedos us by taking our recruits and wrestlers with him then #1) he is dead to me forever. #2) he is a lier as he says he still cares about ISU and the program.



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    Re: Cael Leaving Good for Wrestling in General...?

    My take from an earlier post.



    Quote Originally Posted by illinoiscyclone View Post

    I'd have to say I agree with you on all you said. Cael leaving for is sucks for ISU, but great for the sport as long as we hire another coach who can come in and compete (I said compete, not beat because we all know Cael didnt) with Brands. This gives more people reasons to follow the sport. A lot of high schoolers and wrestling parents from PA will now follow because it adds some intrigue for them, and they now actually have a chance to be in the mix for the crown within these next few years. The same could be true of Illinois if they get a decent coach. In Illinois, wrestling is definitely not the top sport, not even close. That said, the people who follow it follow it rabidly, and usually only HS or maybe whatever college that has wrestlers from their area. I imagine this is the same around the country, and if other teams were actually going to compete with Iowa theyd see a spike in fans. This is definitely going to happen in PA with Caels name alone.

    With the right hire, ISU could definitely come out of this just fine.. We'll probably have a decent year either way (barring transfers) because of the talent level in our room. We could get a better "room coach" though I'm not so sure that Cael was the problem there, but it was more likely the assistants as Cael wrestled with Z and Varner and they were our two most solid wrestlers the last couple years. Thank God that Z seems to be staying by all accounts, as he is the emotional leader of this squad, and he should be able to hold everyone together.

    The big knock I've been hearing about Cael is that he was too much of a friend to the wrestlers, and less like a coach. I heard that from some wrestlers who still wrestle and from those who do not (RIP scott filler), and I've been hearing it since last year.



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    Re: Cael Leaving Good for Wrestling in General...?

    If Gable comes to ISU than yes. It really all depends on who is our next coach. Him getting a raise and better facalities also raises the bar for other schools, which for schools with little extra money to blow it will be hard on them and there could be less wrestling programs because of this.


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