As always, a team that loses players never gets to replace them.
I think there's certainly reasons to be disappointed with how we played, it was not a perfect game by any stretch. The game was played at a fast pace, it reached 80 possessions which we only reached in the Wagner and Georgetown games. Lamar taking over the game was huge, and his two or three minute run did just enough to win us the game.
I'm rooting for a consortium of Nick, Good Matt and Bill to take over.
Bama is a team that can turn it over a lot, but they also showed they can be a pretty good team when they don't. I get being disappointed in the game, but in college basketball there are a ton of ups and downs throughout the season. The difference between this team and teams of the past is the team can grind out a win even when they are 'down.'
Ok! I won't tell you that, Meredith has been wrestling fine this year though. He went to the Black Knight Invite and beat Devin Schnupp, and he's been the backup ever since. I'm not sure he's better than Teske, but Teske really needs to improve his finishing. He can get in on a lot of guys, but just doesn't finish it. Meredith finished really well against Penn and that was very welcomed considering our issues at 125.
Franklin has lost some leads in the second half, but nothing was nearly as bad as the 28-3 lead that Rhule blew to Oklahoma.
I agree, but I would think that Brooks already won the spot. I can’t see Cael burning a redshirt at this point in the season unless he was very confident in Brooks at 184.
I guess it's not a 'sure thing' in the sense that it hasn't been decided yet and things need to play out. However, I would be surprised if we missed out on all of the Rose, Orange and Cotton Bowl. Minnesota is a threat to the Rose Bowl since they haven't been there since 1962, but unless Wisconsin beats Ohio State I think we are going to get a NY6 game.
Cassar's double leg was tough to defend for 197-pounders, then in the offseason he got a lot more horsepower and heavyweights just can't stop it.
That could have been the whole recap and I don't think the editors would have minded.
I'm on the fence. Teske had a solid weekend, and has potential to get better throughout the season. He didn't look great against Hildebrandt, but Teske was never really expected to be an AA caliber wrestler this early in his career. Hildebrandt is a low AA/R12 guy right now. I think he can get there over the course of his career, but you also have to wonder if that happens at Penn State, especially if he doesn't get there this season. With Beau Bartlett, Robbie Howard, Roman Bravo-Young here, it's going to get a lot more crowded at the lower weights really quickly starting next year.