We'll see where he is at this weekend. It's one of those things where he hit it and keeps hitting it, so you've got to give it some rest.
It's one of those things where we don't want to push it right now. He really can't do a lot without getting hurt.
You want to win these duals, but we realize if we don't, we still have time to get better. The emphasis we're putting on is more the Big Tens and NCAA.
Every time we've gone up there, it's always been a good environment.
Mark is healthy and ready to go. You can just tell from looking at him how much he wants to win the Big Tens. We think he should. He was close to doing it last year, and I think that's motivation for him this season.
If the pace isn't going your way, you've got to change the pace of the match and make it your match. What's been happening sometimes when it's been a tough match is one's not doing the offense. To me, you've got to do the offense to win.
When you have guys that don't wrestle, it's hard to make it exciting. Overall, I thought we wrestled well.
The guys rebounded well from that first loss last weekend. We wrestled well after that. We just got caught a couple times in pins. We've got to turn some of those things around.
He was thinking too much and not wrestling. For Paul to be successful, he needs to force his style on the guy and come out aggressive. He knows that. It's a very deep class, but Paul could surprise some people.
We have to win the tough ones to win the dual. Our guys did a good job. You have to get on a roll to get the crowd out of it and get some momentum.
We're not going to lose because we're not in shape we're not going to lose because we didn't work hard enough. Those are things we can control, and I'm going to expect my team to be in great shape.
We weren't consistent during the year, either.
We needed that kind of competition. Even though we got beat, I thought we fought hard.
Being home is always good. We haven't been home in awhile. We've had a lot of competition in the last few weeks with the National Duals and then the conference season, and it will be nice to be back home in front of our fans.
We thought we had them beat last year when we got way ahead and then they came back and beat us. We have got to be ready to wrestle. We have got to come out aggressively.
Oregon State has a great tradition. You've got the backing of the administration, which is key. You've also got good Oregon high school wrestling, there's a good base there.