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  • #16
    Will Mike Holloway want to "waste" him in the decathlon when he's probably capable of scoring and/or winning three individual events?

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    • #17
      Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
      Will Mike Holloway want to "waste" him in the decathlon when he's probably capable of scoring and/or winning three individual events?
      No.

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      • #18
        I worry about precocious vertical jumpers. Knees are fragile things that tend to wear out after a certain number of explosive efforts.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
          Will Mike Holloway want to "waste" him in the decathlon when he's probably capable of scoring and/or winning three individual events?
          Not when the meaningless NCAA team title is at stake.

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          • #20
            Eaton and Holloway are two different body types. Eaton is a mesomorph; Holloway is all limbs. When Holloway is in his football duds, he conjures up Randy Moss, which Eaton assuredly does not.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SygUrS1D44U

            Holloway can be many things but he was never going to be a truly elite level decathlete, whoever his coach.

            One more vid: the 25'11.5 LJ:
            https://twitter.com/milestatdotcom/s...73762335809536

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            • #21
              Originally posted by player View Post
              One more vid: the 25'11.5 LJ
              Maximal talent, minimal technique.
              Atticus
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              Last edited by Atticus; 02-02-2016, 10:50 PM.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                Maximal talent, minimal technique.
                Exactly what I thought. Plenty of potential.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by unclezadok View Post
                  Not when the meaningless NCAA team title is at stake.
                  Meaningless to you, perhaps. But it's very meaningful to the coach (and the coach's employer) and to the athletes as well. Also to most of the people who actually attend the NCAA championships.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                    Originally posted by unclezadok
                    Not when the meaningless NCAA team title is at stake.
                    Meaningless to you, perhaps. But it's very meaningful to the coach (and the coach's employer) and to the athletes as well. Also to most of the people who actually attend the NCAA championships.
                    Amen! To the athletes, coaches and supporters of the schools, the NCAA team title is the holy grail of the sport on the collegiate level, not the decathlon title, or any other event title for that matter.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
                      Amen! To the athletes, coaches and supporters of the schools, the NCAA team title is the holy grail of the sport on the collegiate level, not the decathlon title, or any other event title for that matter.
                      There's LOTS of money at stake there - coaches contracts and athletes' scholarships. The NCAA Championships are much more important than many countries' National Championhips, and certainly have better marks across the board.

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                      • #26
                        NCAA team titles are also of high import to everyday journalists. Team titles have a far greater chance of getting a school some love with the general media than do individual achievements.

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                        • #27
                          Meaningless????????????????

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
                            Will Mike Holloway want to "waste" him in the decathlon when he's probably capable of scoring and/or winning three individual events?
                            Mouse will usher him over to his jumps coach and make him a 27-footer by next May.

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                            • #29
                              I'd leave a dec until his soph year of college.
                              Let him develop more first---get faster, stronger, etc.
                              Get better marks---maybe high 26's in the LJ--even 27, and faster in the hurdles & 400.
                              Also should wait because of the differences between a HS dec and a Collegiate/Pro dec---higher hurdles, heavier weighted implements.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                                Mouse will usher him over to his jumps coach and make him a 27-footer by next May.
                                And he'll put him on the relays too, a la Christian Taylor.

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