Contract Extension Through 2026

Discussion in 'Wrestling' started by ClintonIAfan, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. ClintonIAfan

    ClintonIAfan Well-Known Member

    The University of Iowa Athletic Department has secured a contract extension through 2026 for the coach staff (Brands, Brands, and Morningstar) of the #1 ranked Iowa Hawkeye Wrestling Team through 2026! The future is very bright for the University of Iowa Wrestling Program!

  2. HuckFinn

    HuckFinn Well-Known Member

    Good grief! There goes that crazy spend thrift AD again with a nearly life time contract.
  3. The Big LeHAWKski

    The Big LeHAWKski Well-Known Member

    Not lifetime, just 6 years.
    And I think Brands winning over 90% of duals under his leadership SHOULD result in a solid extension to retain the Coaching staff and ensure our recruiting will remain strong.
  4. HuckFinn

    HuckFinn Well-Known Member

    Brands is a great coach. I was just joking around.
  5. phdsvp

    phdsvp Well-Known Member

    No, I think it's great to give a coaching staff a huge extension before they win the conference meet...or the NCAAs...there's no precedent of that ever going bad...

    Seriously: if they win both, the extension is deserved. And that's why it should have been given AFTER those things happen. Classic Barta.
  6. judzeehawk

    judzeehawk Well-Known Member

    Maybe there was something going on that we have no idea about?
  7. phdsvp

    phdsvp Well-Known Member

    Nah. We already know that Barta would have had it signed and not told anyone if that were the case, just like with Fran.
  8. Fryowa

    Fryowa Well-Known Member

    I don’t know if you follow wrestling or not, but the Brands are the absolute best in the business.

    By your reasoning you’re essentially saying it’d be a good idea to wait until after the B1G and NCAA’s to offer them an extension because if they don’t you could use it as a bargaining chip for a lower contract. That’d be completely fucking stupid. Like stark raving stupid.

    There are quite literally no two better coaches in folkstyle wrestling right now than the Brands brothers, including Cael Sanderson. Penn State’s success is because of their massive in-state recruiting advantage, which Tom Brands has turned on them. We have 5 starters from Pennsylvania in our lineup, all ranked top ten, which is more than PSU. Brands has secured approval of a $20 plus million facility, funded privately to no detriment of the Iowa athletic department, which will only help get Pennsylvania kids and other top wrestlers. They have international success and have coached at the international level, which—like Sanderson—only helps to draw in the very best wrestlers who have the desire and ability to make the switch from folkstyle to freestyle after graduation. They have the attendance record for 13 straight seasons. Revenue record as well. They’re from Iowa, wrestled at Iowa, and coached here for a decade and a half and have said a million times they’re not in the market to leave. You reward that, not hold it out there as a carrot.

    The two best active folkstyle coaches on planet earth taking the program in the best and most positive direction since Gable and you think the U should just, oh I don’t know, hang on a minute and see if they’re really “worth it?” That’s fucking mental.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2020
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  9. #1DieHardHawk

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  10. judzeehawk

    judzeehawk Well-Known Member

    Good to know we have you on the inside to inform us all of what is really going on.