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    BLUM: Steady Rhoads

    Here's Brent's column for this week. One of my favorites from him to be honest with you.

    Brent Blum: Steady Rhoads | Cyclone Fanatic



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    Re: BLUM: Steady Rhoads

    Great article Blum! I agree with everything you said. I'm gonna miss the North, but I'm really looking forward to the round-robin and removing the mystic around the South schools. The conference will be a family again, albeit a dysfunctional family.

    Side note, I think B10 fans are in for a big shock. Divisions are really going to change the tradition of that league, just like the Big 8.



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    I like your signature.



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    Re: BLUM: Steady Rhoads

    I still think ISU is going to be able to get a bit better athlete out of Texas. Nebbie has something like 25 guys from Texas on their roster. Will they continue to get guys from there? Yes, as many? No. The parents of the recruits will not have Nebraska playing ANY games within that state. Things will get expensive to see their children live. CU has 7 guys from Texas.

    I think ISU will move up in the eyes of some recruits because they will play there twice a year and also a game in nearby Oklahoma. I think this instantly can help the talent gap a bit.



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    Re: BLUM: Steady Rhoads

    Awesome, awesome article.



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    Re: BLUM: Steady Rhoads

    I like this, even McCarney had consistency in his program. Iowa State needs a long term head coach... if Paul can't, I'm not sure who can.



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    Re: BLUM: Steady Rhoads

    Quote Originally Posted by Haverhill View Post
    I like this, even McCarney had consistency in his program. Iowa State needs a long term head coach... if Paul can't, I'm not sure who can.
    I agree with this completely. IF Paul can't get it turned around in 5 or 6 years, I'm all for dropping down to a lower tier conference.

    That's a lot of pressure to put on a coach, but after 100 or so years of ineptitude, I think this is all I have in me. This is it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RossHallHero View Post
    I agree with this completely. IF Paul can't get it turned around in 5 or 6 years, I'm all for dropping down to a lower tier conference.

    That's a lot of pressure to put on a coach, but after 100 or so years of ineptitude, I think this is all I have in me. This is it.
    I couldn't disagree more. There are thousands of legitimate D-1 coaches out there. To put all the marbles, so to speak, on a guy that outside of ISU didn't have a D-1 head coaching job before is a bit much IMO. So far, of course, he definitely seems to pass the eye test and seems to be making all the right moves, and hopefully he is indeed the guy...but if not, we go out and try to find 'the guy' again.

    Regardless, moving down to a lower tier conference should never be in the picture. It just won't be the same.



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    Re: BLUM: Steady Rhoads

    Quote Originally Posted by RossHallHero View Post
    I agree with this completely. IF Paul can't get it turned around in 5 or 6 years, I'm all for dropping down to a lower tier conference.

    That's a lot of pressure to put on a coach, but after 100 or so years of ineptitude, I think this is all I have in me. This is it.

    Great article and this dropping to a lower conference nonsense must end! UNI would kill to trade us places. Just dumb to even say.



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    Re: BLUM: Steady Rhoads

    Dont feed the troll (rosshallhero) people...



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    Re: BLUM: Steady Rhoads

    Quote Originally Posted by twojman View Post
    I still think ISU is going to be able to get a bit better athlete out of Texas. Nebbie has something like 25 guys from Texas on their roster. Will they continue to get guys from there? Yes, as many? No. The parents of the recruits will not have Nebraska playing ANY games within that state. Things will get expensive to see their children live. CU has 7 guys from Texas.

    I think ISU will move up in the eyes of some recruits because they will play there twice a year and also a game in nearby Oklahoma. I think this instantly can help the talent gap a bit.

    Agree with your recruiting points here. We are already seeing the benefits of the new B12 with WBB recruiting and it will eventually become more apparent in FB as you suggest.



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    Re: BLUM: Steady Rhoads

    Great article!!! I couldn't agree more!!!



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    Re: BLUM: Steady Rhoads

    Quote Originally Posted by RossHallHero View Post
    I agree with this completely. IF Paul can't get it turned around in 5 or 6 years, I'm all for dropping down to a lower tier conference.

    That's a lot of pressure to put on a coach, but after 100 or so years of ineptitude, I think this is all I have in me. This is it.

    dropping down a conference?

    you are an embarrassment to Ross Hall!!


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    Re: BLUM: Steady Rhoads

    Really enjoyed this article- great job Brent... Coach Rhoads will have success in the new big 12 and look forward to its future.



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    Re: BLUM: Steady Rhoads

    Ben, your theory may be right but forgot to tell us how to recruit better athletes. Maybe the president and JP should hold news conference stating they intend to compete in football. Any way some schollerships can be revoked from current players not performing and use them this year for D Line players?



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