In the aftermath of Pitt wrestler Tyler Wilps' loss against Penn State's Matt Brown for the 174-pound title, it was easy to feel disappointed for the senior. Pitt coach Jason Peters spoke after the match and shared his frustration:
"It is what it is. It's been interpreted differently all year and we fell subject to it. It is what it is," said Peters following the match. "I'm disappointed for Tyler. I would have liked to see him have the opportunity to be a national champ."
Peters wasn't the only coach weighing in afterwards. New football coach Pat Narduzzi also chimed in via Twitter:
Did you watch that wrestling match? That ain't right!! #H2P
— Pat Narduzzi (@CoachDuzzPittFB) March 22, 2015
Wilps was looking to give Pitt its first individual championship since 2008 when Keith Gavin won a title at 174 pounds.
Peters' stance is the correct one here. We've been over the controversial finish so not much more to say there - it is what it is. But he makes a good point in that it was something that was called somewhat questionably all year long. Because of that, you just don't know what you're going to get in that situation. And to his credit, he also congratulated Brown on the title instead of crying foul.
For the match to end the way it did was a shame. But in a sport where some things are subjective and in the eye of the beholder, this type of stuff happens. In this instance, it just didn't work in Pitt's favor.