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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripsnhips View Post
    It won't be Chertow. I think Mccoy & Flynn are leading the pack. I also think they'd be dumb not to atleast invite Terry Brands for an interview.
    Brands won't go to State College for an interview without an assurance there is an offer behind it. He won't put himself in a position to be interviewed and not offered the job.

    I 'd lioke PSU to take a hard look at the Greg Randall, Boise State coach.

    Experienced at the helm, proven recruiter, proven talent developer. I kind of look at him in the Tom Ryan mold, what he accomplished from scratch at Hofstra and where he's taken OSU with the talent in the state. As Terp stated, the head coach is not the team technician, he needs a talented coaching staff. I'm not so sure the existng PSU staff is the best it can be.

    I also think Brands would rather get the Illini job, close to his midwest roots versus coming out east.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stardust View Post
    No need to get so defensive. Who says I'm even talking about Maryland?
    Don't be coy, read your own posts.
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    still don't get the extreme defensiveness, but oh well.
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    love ya, Terp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stardust View Post
    still don't get the extreme defensiveness, but oh well.
    Come on now, you gotta know Terp by now! You knew he was going to flip as soon as McCoy's name was uttered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestater View Post
    Come on now, you gotta know Terp by now! You knew he was going to flip as soon as McCoy's name was uttered.
    I know, I know. I held out as long as I could. I don't think he has anything to worry about. My only comments regarding McCoy in this thread were to suggest that if I'm in charge of picking PSU's coach and can pick from anyone, regardless of any other circumstances, I'm picking McCoy.

    A wise man once told me that you hire the best man for the job, you can't worry about if he might leave and go somewhere else.
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    Nice job. But you're supposed to say "peace" at the end of posts that are self-promoting. TWT rule
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    Lions react to resignation

    Frank Molinaro wrestles Iowa's Alex Tsirtsis earlier this season. The wrestling team is coping with the resignation of head coach Troy Sunderland. As redshirt freshman Frank Molinaro lied in bed ill, he described the resignation of head coach Troy Sunderland as depressing.

    Although the Penn State wrestling team was confused and upset about its head coach's decision early on, it was provided some information in a team meeting Monday morning. Assistant Athletic Director Jan Bortner came in to practice and discussed the events that will occur within the next month while Penn State looks for a new head coach.

    Assistant coach Aaron Anspach said Bortner talked with the wrestlers who will be returning to the team next year about how the school will begin accepting applications and eventually go through an interview process. He said the athletic department might even have some of the wrestlers meet with possible candidates to get their input on the decision.

    Freshman Shane Everett said the team has no doubts the school will bring in the best candidate possible, but it has been hard for them to lose the good coach and friend they had in Sunderland.

    "Everybody on the team really liked him a lot," freshman Nick Fischer said. "He's a good guy and I really feel bad for him. We just have to be open-minded about what happens next."

    In the past week, the Nittany Lions have said the whole situation has been shocking and surprising. Anspach said the news initially caught the wrestlers off-guard, but in the past few days, they have adapted to it and have "taken their careers into their own hands."

    "I had formulated such a good relationship with Troy and then this whole situation went down. I mean, it's just disappointing for me not knowing who's going to be my head coach next year," Molinaro said. "I'll have to regain that trust again with the coach next year, so that's kind of the gist for me right now."

    Since Sunderland announced his resignation, the assistant coaches have been running practice, Fischer said. He said the Lions' practices haven't been any different and everyone is training for the freestyle season.

    Anspach said many wrestlers have entered tournaments and that will help take their minds off Sunderland's resignation. He said the team has to remain motivated and take care of the things under their control.

    "I think everyone has the same mindset right now, and that is just that we have to keep wrestling hard," Everett said. "The school will take care of everything else right now, and we just have to trust they'll bring in the best."

    Molinaro and Anspach agreed, saying trust in the school needs to extend to seniors in high school who plan on joining the program next year. Anspach said Sunderland's resignation probably weighs on their decision to attend.

    The assistant coach said there are three main factors that typically go into an athlete's decision when choosing a school -- the university itself, the coaches and the teammates. Anspach said although one of those elements is now gone, he feels the high school athletes will still understand Penn State's "commitment to being the best."

    "If that were my situation, and considering this is such a high profile school, I don't think I would be so concerned about who they'll hire as a coach because once you sign that letter you're hooked in for the next season anyway," Molinaro said. "You just gotta trust the university that they're gonna hire the best guy for the job."

    While Penn State begins searching for a new coach, the wrestlers will continue to train for their freestyle season. Several team members are traveling to Las Vegas this weekend to compete in a tournament.

    Anspach said this process is probably going to be hard on the team, but it needs to focus on itself and continue to train hard. He said the Lions need to understand that any decision made is going to be made with "their best interest at hand."

    "They have to understand that no coach is the same way. Each coach has a different philosophy," Anspach said. "That's kind of one of the things we've been stressing with them. It's not going to be the same as it has been in past years, things are going to be different, but different doesn't always mean bad."
    Life's not the breaths you take, the breathing in and out that gets you through the day ain't what it's all about. It's the moments that take your breath away.

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