The RUDIS Podcast #135: Picking the Brain of Coach Lou Rosselli
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On this special edition of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan is joined in studio by 1996 Olympian and University of Oklahoma head coach Lou Rosselli. A veteran coach of numerous powerhouse programs, Rosselli has served the sport of wrestling as a collegiate and freestyle coach for over a decade. Rosselli and Dernlan dive into a variety of topics including recruiting, his career at Oklahoma, international wrestling and the silver linings which come out of the cancellation of sports for the foreseeable future.
1:46 Virtual Recruiting Realities
4:58 Virtual Academic Support
6:48 Missing Social Component
9:10 Silver Linings
16:54 Reflecting on OU Career
21:35 What Type of Wrestler is Right for OU?
26:37 Transition from Edinboro
31:15 Differences in Recruiting at Larger Schools
35:23 Education As a Priority
38:13 Differing Philosophies
41:40 Skills Needed to Transition to Freestyle
47:30 Tactical Execution
50:35 Growth of the Sport from RTCs
1:02:38 Qualifying 65kg for the Games
1:05:32 2021 Team Trials Procedure
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