Salazar is arguably the best distance coach in the country (shumacher, cook, and mammoth group are in there) and he is coaching the most talented group of young athletes this country has ever seen in Ritz and Rupp. Then Salazar picks up Webb and the group agrees as a whole that he is the most talented athlete he has ever coached. So that is a huge compliment to be saying about somebody. We aren't talking about college teams, we are talking about a coach that only picks up the best of the best so if he believes in Webb then so do I.
Webb will run sub 3:31 next year and sub 3:30 in 2012 and it will be the combination of pure god given talent and Salazars coaching. Add in Nikes resources and training partners like Rupp and Ritz and I sure the hell won't bet against him.
We all may be saying "Solinsky who?" 12 months from now when webb medals in 2011