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    I know it's way early to project this, but does anyone know Penn State's tentative projections for next year's line-up, most notably from 165-197? Does McIntosh RS? Does Taylor plan on moving up again? Does Ruth have trouble making 174? Does Wright, currently the only NC in the group move up for the good of the team, or is he a good fit at 197 regardless? Does Matt Brown get a chance to fit in somewhere? Does everyone stay at the same weight? Like I said, I know nothing is probably written in stone yet, just curious as to what has been heard.

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    I believe we will see some combination of DT, Brown, Ruth, and quentin btwn 65.74.84 and 97. Mm redshirts imo.
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    That was my understanding as well. McIntosh redshirts. Ruth and Wright move up. Brown goes where Taylor doesn't.
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    Molinaro is the bigger loss, IMO. Alton will still be good, but will he dominate the weight class like Molinaro did? A drop from a dominant 1 to a solid top 5 is significant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapp Brannigan View Post
    Molinaro is the bigger loss, IMO. Alton will still be good, but will he dominate the weight class like Molinaro did? A drop from a dominant 1 to a solid top 5 is significant.
    I'm guessing A. Alton will be a lot better than his true freshman year and, with his mentality and pinning ability, will actually bring more team points in dual meets and maybe even tournaments. Saying that, it's going to be tough to top Frank's B1G performance this year. There's a reasonable chance that Alton could be #1 at 149 next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapp Brannigan View Post
    Molinaro is the bigger loss, IMO. Alton will still be good, but will he dominate the weight class like Molinaro did? A drop from a dominant 1 to a solid top 5 is significant.
    So you're saying replacing the likely undefeated national champion with a (very good) redshirt sophomore will be a bit of a drop off? Really, you think so Dr.?

    I think Wade graduating leaves a bigger hole than Molinaro despite the fact that he isn't as good as Molinaro is. He doesn't have a replacement. I think Alton as a sophomore will be every bit as good as Molinaro was as a sophomore (this is key) with the possibility of hitting the level that Molinaro is at here in a couple of years.
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    I think Wade graduating leaves a bigger hole than Molinaro [\quote]

    by about 100 pounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post

    I think Wade graduating leaves a bigger hole than Molinaro [\quote]

    by about 100 pounds.
    More like 125 pounds. But you bring up an excellent point that I think was so far missed in the discussion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    So you're saying replacing the likely undefeated national champion with a (very good) redshirt sophomore will be a bit of a drop off? Really, you think so Dr.?
    Are you angry at me or something? Seems a bit aggressive here.

    I think Wade graduating leaves a bigger hole than Molinaro despite the fact that he isn't as good as Molinaro is. He doesn't have a replacement. I think Alton as a sophomore will be every bit as good as Molinaro was as a sophomore (this is key) with the possibility of hitting the level that Molinaro is at here in a couple of years.
    I disagree on Wade. Wade is still a borderline AA right now. Molinaro is, by far, the best kid in his weight. If Wade misses AA again this year, a real possibility, how many points will Penn State really be losing? I just don't think Alton as a soph compared to Molinaro as a soph is the real comparision. It's Alton as a soph to Molinaro as a senior, which is the drop off Penn State will be facing next year.

    Also, he might not be as much of a pinner up a weight. Even David Taylor has seen a lot of his Techs become Majors moving up a weight.
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