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Mirai Nagasu Update, including Coach Change

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Major changes going on with Mirai Nagasu. She has left coach Frank Carroll and will be working with Wendy Olson. Olson had collaborated with Carroll in the past but he is no longer a coach for Nagasu, according to Chicago Tribune.

Carroll had moved to a rink closer to Palm Springs and it created a much longer commute for Nagasu.

Carroll, who had been Nagasu's coach since May, 2009, feels the commute was a big part of the problem.

"There was no problem between us as people," he said. "The two-hour drive each way was too much. She was exhausted by the time she got here."

Her new training rink, Pickwick, is about a 30-minute drive from her home.

"I hope this is the answer for Mirai," Carroll said. "What we all want is what is best for this kid."

Nagasu has gotten a lot of comments on her work ethic or speculation about her happiness in skating. In the Tribune article, her agent says she loves skating and wants to continue. She also says that Nagasu is taking art classes to get her mind off of the sport.

I love Nagasu as a skater. I hate all the backstage stuff and the fact that she hasn't been able to skate up to her potential. I hope this move will help her get back in the game. She was a nonentity this season, finishing seventh.