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  1. Byrd Blue Belt

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    Yeah, it seemed as though every college in FL wants to have as little to do with collegiate wrestling as possible.

    Although you def made the right decision, I wish you would have decided to come to FL. There are some great guys around, but they are spread thin. Good thing though, in the off season, the better HS programs let kids form other schools come train.
     
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    Southeastern started a varsity NAIA program a couple years ago. That’s probably looking to move up to DII for wrestling in the next few years. If you go into their asking to do mat wrestling and think you will be “too good” for them because it isn’t DI.. you’re going to get ridden like a dog and not keep anyone down
     
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    I know for a fact from someone who was in the room, that in the mid 90s there was a strong movement to start DI wrestling at Florida State, Self funded, all paperwork ready to go.. Bobby Bowden walked into the room, said something along the lines of “Gentlemen, I love recruiting wrestlers, they’re some of my best lineman and defensive players. But as long as I’m the head coach at Florida State we aren’t spending no money on a wrestling program” and walked out.. meeting was ended right then

    And my biggest frustration with the South and wrestling isn’t that it’s not as good “overall” as the north. My issue is that I don’t see it getting better as long as the same 5 Schools “acquire” all of the high level kids even if they aren’t from that area. Its why the southern states even with their improvements have no depth beyond their top top level studs. I mainly moved because I wanted to go back home for a little bit more so than any coaching thing primarily. A lot will depend on if I get a permanent teaching job at a place I want to stay at long term
     
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  4. tekkenfan Orange Belt

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    again i never said im too good before i was just asking about the level of guys they were to know what to somewhat expect going in

    id think florida would have awesome wrestling given they are amazing at all sports
     
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    Everything goes into football and wrestling is not culturally embedded the way it is in the Rust Belt. For all that dumbass wrestling dads claiming adding the two piece won’t help participation.. in Florida multiple, no a lot of teams have gotten kids to try it out because they don’t have to wear the singlet
     
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    i hate how hard it is trying to get into it after high school or college i have friends who tell me they r the only adult alot of times when they go to a club cause its mostly kids or hs students are they usually very welcoming to people or do they see you as getting in the way
     
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    It depends but usually most club coaches are pretty cool. What has annoyed coaches I know is Bjj people who come in and instead of just practicing and listening constantly argue that “it won’t work” in Bjj/mma and/or question it in the non learning way
     
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    yeah id never do that i hope they have some good over under greco stuff too thats something that very very hard to find at any mma gym tbh greco isnt that big in usa sadly i guess due to folkstyle
     
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    It’s due to a lot of reasons but Florida is actually a good state for Greco
     
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