I'll address your comments as soon as you figure out how to spell your head coaches name correctly.
Rhoads. Now I'd love to hear you explain how he hasn't brought more wins. Being so rational and all I'm sure you have a well thought out answer and weren't just throwing **** at the wall to see what stuck.
"But letís see if the Cyclones can give everyone a nice big ****burger to eat. Opportunity awaits." -Brent Blum
Texas A&M didn't MAKE Jonny Football off limits, it was a long standng rule that Freshmen don't talk to the media and Sumlin didn't bend that rule for Manziel.
Personally, I thought Rhoads was hypocritical and a little embarassing yesterday. You don't call out other schools for doing the exact same thing you have done in the past and you don't tell the media not to single out a player then do just that and single him out. Yes, guys like Marty may have been on the extreme side of the Lazard thing, but he is BARELY media. If you are going to make him off limits to the media you need to do it with all Freshmen and not single him out and it better include in house media.
Manziel didn't play as a freshmen. He redshirted. I'm sure that, plus him being a QB, had something to do with it.
Anyone ever thought that perhaps Lazard is the one that doesn't want to talk to the media?
I agree that Rhoads shouldn't have called out Iowa or ND for doing what every school does. Not needed. But Marty Tirrell wasn't the only media member going out of their way to ask Lazard if he would flip his commitment. The media went out of their way constantly to ask him if he would flip. If he was committed to Iowa do you think Jon Sears would be asking the same questions? I don't.
Considering Ferentz flipped Barkley Hill a couple of years ago (and if I recall Bielema was ****** when Urban came to the Big 10 and broke the "gentleman's agreement" the coaches had to not flip committed recruits) I think CPR took some offense to them trying it again on what has been a kid showing loyalty for 14 months and trying to break him. Same with having Bobby Elliott being the main recruiter for ND after he was an assistant for CPR here. I have a feeling he lost a lot of respect for people he had respect for prior to this.
CPR does this himself:
In a December 2012 interview, Campos told the Des Moines Register, "When I told (Rhoads) I committed (to Missouri), he was great. He said, 'I'm happy for you. I hope this is the right decision for you. But we're not going to stop recruiting you.'
"And he didn't. He just kept going."
Also, Lazard spent several days on ND's campus in the fall - its not like he wasn't open to receiving continued recruitment.
OK, so CPR brags up a high-ranking recruit who chose to stay when he really didn't have to, and builds the brand a little, then takes a couple of jabs here and there.
That's followed up by panicky people and Iowa fans lecturing about CPR as some sort of coaching failure when he's still done a number of things here that previous coaches couldn't pull off.
Good thread. This should continue nicely.
It's nice that we don't have to hear about all of the top in-state recruits growing up just dreaming to play for the Hawkeyes. CPR is pointing out that the tide has turned. I'm sure it's hard to take for Iowa fans that the top kids want to play for ISU.
Clone to the Bone with the up and coming IOWA STATE.
Yet, all those media personal never once said they believed he would be going anywhere else other then ISU. Lazard kept the door open just a crack, and the media was just waiting outside in case he ever flipped.
I don't fault CPR for being mad at the recruiting tactics of other schools, but I think he is stretching by calling out the media. Not once did I hear one member of the media say he shouldn't go to ISU or that they thought he would flip (I don't consider Marty a member of the media). They were just writing stories that people would watch and read, which is there job. Based off the amount of discussion on every story that was done on this board alone, they did their jobs well.
So John Sears must not be a member of the media too? "Why Iowa State? Are you sure? You could go anywhere in the country, but you choose Iowa State? Have you second guessed your commitment at all? Not at all?"
The media badgered him non-stop and seemed to question him at every turn about his commitment to Iowa State. I have no problem with Rhoads blocking the media from Allen his first year with the idiots media members he had to deal with over the last year.
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