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EDGEMAN

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There was a lot more involved with Brands


He specifically redshirted a bunch of highly rated wrestlers with the expressed intention to take them with them to Iowa, with all 4 years of their eligibility remaining.

Jim Weaver offered a full release if they would wrestle one additional year for VT in order to give whoever the next incoming coach a chance to recruit their replacements. None took the offer.

Brands actions came close to eliminating the wrestling program...it's survival was on a razor's edge. Thankfully Jim hired the program's savior (Kevin Dresser) and we eventually became a "top 10" wrestling program.

(In response to this post by Frozen Hokie)

Posted: 06/14/2017 at 2:27PM



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Great article by Bilas on colleges blocking transfers (link) -- Gobbler Guru 06/13/2017 12:44PM
  Two words: Tom Brands -- Frozen Hokie 06/14/2017 12:42PM
  Concur! ** -- EDGEMAN 06/15/2017 10:19AM
  There was a lot more involved with Brands -- EDGEMAN 06/14/2017 2:27PM

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