Is it time for Wally to retire?

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  1. CyCloned

    CyCloned Well-Known Member

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    I know he is a great FB mind, but the defense as a whole and the LBers that he coaches have been very suspect for the last 2 years. The DL play was not great today either, but you could see LBers running to the wrong place on both really long runs today.
     
  2. CyGuy5

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    i have to say, yes. pretty much all game i was wondering where the heck our linebackers were.
     
  3. ISUFan22

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    Stop. Everyone knew the defense would be bad this year. Young and inexperienced.

    The offense was supposed to be better. It is not.
     
  4. ISUCubswin

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    I was going to post this but I limit myself to starting one thread per day.

    I realize we knew the next few years on defense would be suspect. It probably wouldn't have been a terrible idea to encourage him to retire at the end of next year and try and get a new guy to try and rebuild whatever this is.

    I still think he's a great defensive mind, but he won't ever have another good defense here at Iowa State before he retires.
     
  5. ISC

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    No.....
     
  6. atlantacyclone

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    At least the D can stop our O. That was the preseason news that scared me the most.
     
  7. cycfan1

    cycfan1 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Bring back Wayne Bolt.
     
  8. awd4cy

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    Yes he has failed at his job. The defense has been pathetic the last 2 years and it just keeps getting worse and worse.
     
  9. StPaulCyclone

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    #9 StPaulCyclone, Aug 30, 2014
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    No. He needs an offense that can generate more than 57 yds in a half. His defense spent the whole game on the field again. Rhoads has yet to field a consistent offense in his era.
     
  10. ClonesTwentyOne

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    Honestly I'm surprised he has lasted this long. When we hired him I thought he was just going to come in for 2 years and then hand the job to his son.
     
  11. awd4cy

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    What a lame *** excuse. This excuse is running 2 years strong now.
     
  12. awd4cy

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    D looked awful in the first half. We're they too tired?
     
  13. clonedude

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    The defense is "young" and "inexperienced" every single year. So Wally gets a pass for some reason.

    And the offense stinks every year too, so Wally gets a pass for that as well.

    And Mangino will now get a pass too for a few years because we're learning a new offense.

    And if Wally and Mangino get passes, then Rhoads sure gets a pass too, right? I mean, c'mon.

    It's not like NDSU had a new head coach and tons of new starters today. If any team today had excuses for looking bad it was NDSU, not us.
     
  14. ISUFan22

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    False. Gave up 2 big plays and that was it - nothing more. Mistakes were made, but first half defense was not awful at all.

    2nd half defense was pathetic. As was a stupid offensive performance of not even 60 total yards.
     
  15. awd4cy

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    Those 2 big plays were huge breakdowns for a horrible defense. Also I'm not excusing the offense. Both are totally unacceptable.
     
  16. WoolyBully

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    Why does he have a 10 yard cushion with corners and d backs? We give up 7 yard curls every game. What did ndsu average? 7.1 per play? That is unacceptable. I'm not a huge donor, but give plenty and am excited for the SEZ and will probably get tix there, but this really makes me reconsider where I spend my money. Love the Clones, alum, and have been a fan for 38 years, just venting, but would really like to move on and win some games.
     
  17. 19210

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    This year might make him think hard about retiring. I don't think it is Wally so much as the wrong players for his system and said players knowing their assignments.
     
  18. ISUFan22

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    Special teams went well.
     
  19. awd4cy

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    Gotta start somewhere I guess.
     
  20. swarthmoreCY

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    Given our offense, it must be hard to get the young guys ready for what they will see on Saturdays.
     

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