I would certainly HOPE that Iowa fans aren't that delusional to think that Brands has that ability! However, I've seen stranger thoughts than that come from Iowa fans.
Jake Rosholt was not off to a great start and was ready to quit his freshman year. I'm not positive what the expectations were on him, but I'm guessing they were pretty high. He certainly wasn't there in December, and probably wasn't really there until the Friday of nationals. I guess if you are going to bloom, that is as good a time as any.
Ha! I meant to say Scwhab. Brands has nothing to do with it.
It's hard to judge Grajales because he clearly is not a 149 pounder, which is a shame because I guess he will have to wrestle that weight again next year unless he gets an olympic waiver for greco (a true possibility). Didn't Grajales have wins over Dake their senior year of high school?