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    For the last few seasons I have made a point to rip Oklahoma. Making fun of their underachievement and Jack Spates were a frequent occurrence with me.

    They lost arguably their best wrestler last year(Fio) who had a great shot at AA'ing this year.

    This Summer I figured this would be the last season Spates would coach in Norman. Anytime you see your big guns just up and leave the program questions have to be asked about the leadership.

    I wrote the Sooners off more than ever after this happened. Now They are sitting in 3rd place at arguably the toughest regular season tournament. They have 4 wrestlers in the championship side and 2 in the cons, same as the 2 teams ahead of them.

    Marked improvement is noticeable and you may speculate as to why(I have my opinions) they are so improved. But all this is to say that I was wrong about the Sooners and the ship i thought was sinking fast is actually afloat and prospering.

    Congratulations to the wrestlers and staff(Sammie Henson) at Oklahoma for bringing pride back to a proud program.
    To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.

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    I would agree with you, no one should be laughing at Oklahoma now. Henson has a trail of success wherever he goes. Unfortunately he always ends up being a bridesmaid and never the bride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goferphan View Post
    I would agree with you, no one should be laughing at Oklahoma now. Henson has a trail of success wherever he goes. Unfortunately he always ends up being a bridesmaid and never the bride.
    This may wake up some D1 programs. There are quite a few good d1 jobs that he would do a better job than the current occupants of those positions
    To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.

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    Were did fio go anyways

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    Henson's family has been through the ringer. I could be off base here a little bit but I know he has a TEMPER so not sure if that has hurt his overall chances at being a head coach at a high profile college. I think everyone is aware of his talents however.

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    Henson will eventually become a head coach somewhere and that it will become apparent again that Spates sucks and all the improvement was due to Sammie.

    IMO anyway
    Gold is an idiot.

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    Well you know what they say about opinions. They are like assholes, everyone has one and yours in particular stinks.

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    Well someone at Oklahoma is doing a fine job this year and they deserve some props.

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    Now that Sammie is done competing its just a matter of time before he gets a head job somewhere.

    He kind of built up the nomad vibe as he moved from program to program back when he was still wrestling, but he's done a great job the last few years both with Cal-Poly and here now at Oklahoma.

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