This is a bit loaded. Are you concerned Myles won't sign the early LOI in November and bail in April if PSU doesn't make the tourney (which I would not say as an absolute, they will have a decent chance)? Because this post has pulled me in like 5 or 6 different directions in terms of what you could possibly be thinking here.
That is one of the additional rumors that have been swirling as to why. That does not really fit Cael though, he's usually been pretty flexible with guys wanting to switch weights. Heck, there was rumored controversy surrounding Bo Nickal last year moving up to 184, but Cael let him do it. If Suriano can't stay at 125 healthily, then it's irresponsible to let him compete. As much as Cortez or Keener could figure into plans at 133, it doesn't make sense to hold back Suriano imo since he has more potential to place high than those 2.
They have a solid wrestling program, but it is middle of the pack in terms of Big Ten teams.
This is my gut feeling as well with re: to something going on behind the scenes. There have been a few rumors as to why Suriano may be looking to transfer, however, they never seemed to hone in on any one in particular. Instead of unfairly speculating on the "why," I decided to omit it.
You never want to get ahead of yourself, but it seems possible.
Then the quandary becomes, is this team better and growing because of the core 4, or has Chambers really turned the corner?
I don't really understand this line of thinking. Coaches can't win without players, if we have players that can lead us and are improving, then that's a positive reflection of Chambers.
Well, part of our issues in basketball for years were tied to Tim Curley, for sure. He had no interest in investing in the program. Pat has made huge in-roads into Philadelphia and the DMV, but he doesn't get to keep his job forever without some on court success.
I think it's going to be awfully tough to rationalize another non-postseason campaign from Chambers. He's got to do it now or he's out.
It certainly appears that our guys cut less weight than everyone else. You see the monsters they have at Ohio State, Bo Jordan looks like he could wrestle Bo Nickal without breaking a sweat. NaTo is a jacked 133-er too. But I also think you hit the nail on the head with re: to offensive wrestlers too. Cael just gets the most out of guys, Joseph/Kemerer were very much in the same tier coming into college, and look where they are now after the same period of time. He just gets these guys improving year to year, no matter who it is.
Thankfully weight cuts are a trend that has been declining, not just in wrestling, but in MMA as well. I've had to cut weight for jiujitsu tournaments (cutting from 170-175 to 155 is not hard, but it's not easy), and it's not a particularly fun process. I've been working to lower my walk around weight to 155-160 to make the cut much easier for me, even if I know it'll give me a size disadvantage.