Flynn Loves Camps And Working On The Mat In Ohio

Flynn Loves Camps And Working On The Mat In Ohio

coach flynn i don’t know if the ohio kids uh first off amazing stuff on top today i like the crossbody stuff i like punishing people i like watching you because you know i covered edinburgh for over a decade um and you were the coach for most of that time but the punishing stuff on top it’s hard for the ohio guys to grasp it is it a different when you come to ohio compared to pa and teach that stuff um i don’t know maybe maybe you know at the high school level for a long time it was different but you know these little kids you know i say little kids are not high school guys they’re they pick stuff up quick i think you know these guys are all going to be good on top because you can see how how easy it is for them and how they you know how well they pick it up sometimes kids just don’t get the technique though these guys they all picked it up they just don’t wrestle on the mat that much you know this is a good group of kids i mean they’re talented and they listen so there’s gonna be a lot of studs out of that group yeah but the ohio guys are different they’re they want to rustle on their feet you can tell that right yeah well i made a joke they didn’t even think it was a joke i said you guys want to cut people loose they were like yeah let’s do that yeah so that was actually really funny i got that i know coach shaco got it speaking of coach seiko he said you put it on him maybe a little bit so that was that was like i don’t know 75 years ago 35 years ago yeah i know he said you i know we wrestled i don’t really remember the movie said you beat him 14 nothing he said bonomo was in the way it was when you guys were in the ewf penn state was in ewa we had uh yeah we had some good good guys in the way you know some bono bonomo was one couple years with me and then a kid from clarion named clark really good wrestling that’s what he said he got an nc finalist right yeah i don’t know what he was but he plays somewhere he’s just just some good guys so when you look back at that and how crazy is that to think that that’s not a conference anymore right that’s nuts that blows my mind and i thought you guys were going to go defunct after wvu and uh and pitt were going to leave and then you guys you held on yeah now they’re in the mac but it’s not really your problem anymore you know ace acc is um you know acc’s made some jumps and they only have 16 but big 12 continues to expand since we recorded have you heard anything change about teams in the big 12. do you know anything i haven’t i i haven’t heard anything you know what it’s been quiet um so you know obviously this year is gonna you know remain the same so we’re just focused on this year and you know with the addition of missouri and obviously okay okay state and uni and iowa state and wyoming i mean we have our hands full so um yeah it’s a really really tough conference did cal baptist jump in with you guys um no what did they do they’re gonna pack i’m not 100 sure i can’t remember what they did it’s something funky though yeah cause fresno wasn’t i know they’re just yeah they’re just getting started yeah because they’re they’re in the transition like what butlerman is in the transition bellarmine’s not too far from here so yeah um when you look at you know what you love wrestling you love coming and doing this like i can tell you’re not trying to get out the door no it’s wild you just went and wrestled five different kids i knew i could get some wins or little no i’m just kidding like some of these guys don’t ever let a kid like some guys philosophy is never let them score take them i just saw you give up double digit takedowns well they were like 80 or 90 pounds i couldn’t but some guys still don’t even love the 80s and 90 ponders get them i think you know we’re trying to scrap with the guys and get them you know get them to wrestle you know at a high pace and get him to wrestle through positions and i think to do that you have to let him get into position so you look like it was fun too you’re still having a ton of fun yeah how do you keep like fun at 57 two hip replacements you look good you move good your knees move you’re not stiff yeah i’ve always liked wrestling i liked it from the get-go when i was a kid so you know and people ask me how long i’ll coach or a coach when i’m done liking it i guess so for a long time is it hard for you to wrestle a young aggressive 160-pound kid 150-pound like freshman i mean they move so much during unbelievable you and i are talking about it like you were like dro drove for 20 minutes i drove for 20 minutes like i told you i did in like it was like may yeah it was so hard and i wrestled with a big 300 pound guy it’s so hard it’s really hard yeah i can’t really wrestle with the college kids they’re they’re too strong i mean you know when you get older you just you’re not as strong i’ll drill a little bit but not too much live anymore when you look at being in incredible shape though you did talk about that earlier like hey man i did that i did the combo stairs what was it like first on 57 why are you doing convo sitting stairs in 15. we were in the coliseum and i you know i don’t know i just want to get a workout in so i ran some stairs but believe me i’m not breaking land speed records you know but uh man it’s it’s tough you know i think it’s important too if uh you know you’re telling these kids to live a lifestyle and i think you should be in good shape if you’re telling them it’s important you know and i think um it’s also easy if you’re sitting on the sides just saying hey one more one more one more you know when you’re doing it it’s a little different you feel it and sometimes the workouts are really easy when you’re not doing them so i think sometimes it’s important someone on staff gets in there and you know rolls around or you know does the run and then they’re like hey that was tough cliff and port obviously guys who were just had tremendous gas tanks went wrestled really hard both guys national champ national finalists both those guys are just high motor guys but you’ve been cliff’s been on your staff for 15 12 15 14 years how many years has cliff been with you yeah probably in that range 15 years at least right yeah i well i know maddox his one son is 13 or 14 and he wasn’t born yet so it’s got to be right in that 15 years i think yeah so when you look at that and those guys were such high motor guys and just they still are they and that’s what’s crazy about it right yeah um when you guys bring a guy in like a guy like we had cody walters just one of the toughest guys as far as tough like yeah like hunter steve are tough like can take abuse can wrestle through adversity how do you replace that now on your staff and do you do you can you tell us if you’ve replaced them yet we haven’t replaced them yet we have some people we’re looking at and and talking to um i don’t know if you try to replace a certain person i think you hire some a good person that uh that wants to help the kids and and then you just feed off that person’s strengths you know we’ll um if the person’s really good on you know a certain position we’ll certainly have him teaching that and but i don’t think you replace you know a person’s toughness i i think we just try to get a good person and and you know let him do his thing 57 years old you’re still highly effective at communicating recruiting teaching putting out high level guys you’re at that is it four or five years you’re in four or five year contract right now right yeah this is the beginning of my fourth year the beginning of your fourth year so two more years on this contract right well this this contract this this is the last year last year yeah could you see four more years five more years i mean how do you even determine that when it comes to that yeah i mean i i just right now i’m going uh you know day by day but i mean yeah i want to coach for a while i like it um we’re committed to getting west virginia wrestling you know uh to the upper echelon of college wrestling and so if that takes another two years great if that takes another four years great but we’re on our way and um it’s nice down there so we like it um i’m gonna be there for a while what are you looking for in the recruit you know you’re coming here none of these are recruitable aged kids these are youth kids right and you can’t like it’s there’s all these rules there’s all these crazy rules that you gotta follow what are you looking for to recruit how do you even recruit kids now with social media and all these just outside distractions how do you what are you looking for i tell you i call around a lot more than i ever did you know i call opposing coaches i just try to make sure it’s a good kid and um you know we want what everyone wants we want the all-american boy i want a good student a good kid and a good wrestler and there’s plenty of them out there and you know and i don’t have to get a thousand of them i got to get you know i want to get 30 something on my team and and and we’re looking for people to build the brand you know this has got to mean good wrestling good kid good person good student and i think the kids we have now are you know helping us do that new thing coming up that i saw you guys were advertising a a prospect camp is that right did i say that right talk about the prospect camp and you know when you bring those guys in and some of these kids that are coming to the prospect camp you know like i was doing them with the compound right and cliff fretwell compound and it really wasn’t servicing division one it was more for division two and three schools what are you looking for and how are you bringing these kids in and is there kids that are really going to be able to get on wvu’s team who are at that and is that something that really serves you how it’s going to be yeah you know i think any camp um lets you get in front of kids let you know let the kids get to know you a little bit you get to see them a little bit so i think any camp even these camps i mean these are little you know smaller kids but you get to get in front of somebody and you know hopefully they like you they like the way you teach they um they like what you’re preaching so i think you always have an opportunity to sell yourself when you’re you know at any camp so um yeah i think it’s always a good thing it’s a good thing to get them on campus see our facilities um and see the school and get to meet all the coaches has the power five budget changed anything about tim flynn no i mean that’s a that’s an honest question you know are you doing anything to find a chipotle [Laughter] no no it hasn’t changed no does it change the guys you can recruit them yeah i think in general i think more there there’s a market for every school in the country or it wouldn’t be open right naia d3 big small but i i think more kids in the country are looking for what wvu has you know um facility-wise academic-wise um just everything so i i think it appeals to more people so barbarian apparel defense soap they’re the big like you know ohio athletic committee which is the junior high associate athletic association right they’ve came together and had this idea for a team ohio you get to come to like a place like this it’s kind of crazy it’s really cool right you know it’s it’s neat it’s neat for these kids because these kids aren’t from the same area necessarily these kids are going to build friendships and you know so when they’re seniors in high school and they go to the iron man they’re going to say hey and they’ll know each other and they won’t be at the same high school obviously so i think it’s really cool and and it’s a great idea for these young kids that are elite and um that want to be elite to you know be able to all come together have you seen the fence soaps facility no you haven’t no i got to get up there it is the it’s the fat the factory is hooked to the wrestling room that’s what yeah it’s unreal sand that’s it’s it’s new it’s a brand new building too yeah so it’s two full mats over two full nights it’s it’s pretty incredible and then the production is literally through a door like that it’s amazing it’s a factory it’s right there it’s it’s really cool man and they’re you know he’s just amazing i’m gonna come soon no i’m excited yeah because um you know i and i pause over there like an hour and ten minutes so it’s awesome for me but coach you got anything else for me no let’s go mountaineers all right coach thank you for the time safe travels good luck to you guys this season thanks
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Flynn Loves Camps And Working On The Mat In Ohio

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