The RUDIS Podcast #135: Picking the Brain of Coach Lou Rosselli
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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