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    Default Bubba Jenkins asked by Sanderson to leave PSU

    http://www.thewrestlingtalk.com/coll...#axzz0bZkd3P7s

    This is a very interesting turn of events. I had been talking to a few people @ PSU about what was going to happen next year @ regarding Jenkins/Molinaro/Taylor all competing for a spot @ 49/57. As well what was going to happen with Macchiaroli/Ruth/Wright competing for 84/97. Looks like we have a couple answers!

    Jenkins, Macchiaroli leave Nittany Lions
    http://www.collegian.psu.edu/archive...eave_nitt.aspx

    Jenkins says he was asked to leave wrestling team
    http://www.collegian.psu.edu/archive...sked_to_l.aspx

    Lions, Jenkins cut ties
    http://www.centredaily.com/sports/story/1704017.html

    Impact of Jenkins and Macchiaroli departure
    shttp://www.collegian.psu.edu/blogs/back_points/2010/01/impact-of-jenkins-and-macchiar.aspx



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    Well don't think either one had a starting spot next year.

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    I thought Jenkins did for sure. But PSU would have had Jenkins, Molinaro & Taylor fighting for two spots @ 49 & 57. Someone was either riding the pine or suckin weight to 41.

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    Jenkins>>Molinaro.

    Glad to see he's focused on graduating first. 15 credits is damn close. Hope he gets it and gets to another school.
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    I didn't know that Jenkins could just be kicked out from incoming coach. I think thats a crappy think to do to any wrestler. Part of the game or not that just sucks.
    I hope Bubba finds a great school to go to..

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    They just did a story that is similiar to this on OTL on ESPN about Kentucky basketball and Coach Calipari dumping players from the ex coach Gillespie and the fact that scholarships are year to year contracts not 4 or 5 year commitments from the university. Calipari brought in, "his guys" and let the other guys go who were with the former coach sounds like what is happening with Bubba

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    Always liked Jenkins and he's always been a candid interviewer, but you have to think there was more than what he described. Probably some friction/issues between the two from the get-go... I don't think Cael is going to simply give him the silent treatment then ask him to leave mid semester unless something caused that to happen.

    If he didn't want Jenkins around from the get go, why not tell him that before the season starts? Why wait til mid semester and tie up his scholarship for at least half a year?

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    I did see this quote from Sanderson:



    “In our discussions this past summer he was absolutely clear he wanted a year off to heal,” Sanderson said.



    Perhaps Jenkins wanted to wrestle this year and Cael didn't feel it was right to either Cyler or Molinaro? Then again you let the best guys wrestle, right?


    The one thing I can think of from the above quote is that Jenkins made "absolutely clear" to Cael that he was redshirting before Cyler transferred. Now he wants to come back this year at 157, a scenario that Cyler wouldn't have transferred had he known. Or a clash of heads, who knows - but I'm done speculating...

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    Default Re: Bubba Jenkins asked by Sanderson to leave PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by Gantry View Post
    I did see this quote from Sanderson: ?In our discussions this past summer he was absolutely clear he wanted a year off to heal,? Sanderson said.

    Perhaps Jenkins wanted to wrestle this year and Cael didn't feel it was right to either Cyler or Molinaro? Then again you let the best guys wrestle, right?

    The one thing I can think of from the above quote is that Jenkins made "absolutely clear" to Cael that he was redshirting before Cyler transferred. Now he wants to come back this year at 157, a scenario that Cyler wouldn't have transferred had he known. Or a clash of heads, who knows - but I'm done speculating...
    A year off to heal means just that. One year = 2 semesters. Bubba wanted to come back to wrestle in Fall 2010. That would have created a log jam next year @ 49 & 57 with Taylor coming off of this year's RS.

    Maybe Cael wanted him to wrestle THIS year @ 49 & try & have Molinaro drop back down to 41. That would have been best for the TEAM & that IS how Cael thinks, (but I could be wrong though what Cael wanted Bubba to do.)

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