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    Does losing the gamble help CPR's image?

    Yes, I know he and everyone involved would have rather won the game, but I keep hearing comment after comment about how CPR has guts, fortitude, etc which would have been evident even if it was executed. Now there are just as many comments saying I love how CPR is backing up his players and the interviews after the game suggested the players were definitely were "All-In" which would have been easy to show after a win, but to show after a heartbreaking loss says a lot more.....just a thought



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    Re: Does losing the gamble help CPR's image?

    It sure seems like it has.


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    Re: Does losing the gamble help CPR's image?

    No, "losing" the gamble didn't--but taking the gamble did.




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    Re: Does losing the gamble help CPR's image?

    Where I work more people talk about that than the Hawks come back win at Indy. I said it earlier in another post. This speaks VOLUMES about what direction this train is rolling.


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    Re: Does losing the gamble help CPR's image?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    No, "losing" the gamble didn't--but taking the gamble did.
    This. Maybe the way Rhoads hasn't 2nd guessed himself after the gamble didn't work has helped his image, though.


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    Re: Does losing the gamble help CPR's image?

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    This. Maybe the way Rhoads hasn't 2nd guessed himself after the gamble didn't work has helped his image, though.
    I'd agree with this, and I am glad he hasn't.



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    Re: Does losing the gamble help CPR's image?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    No, "losing" the gamble didn't--but taking the gamble did.
    Good clarification

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    Re: Does losing the gamble help CPR's image?

    I think it depends on how we react this week at Colorado. If we lay an egg and lose we are down to 1 game with Missouri to get bowl eligible. If we go out to Boulder with a mission and take care of business, I think it shows character and resolve......the play is history and its how we react to it.



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    Re: Does losing the gamble help CPR's image?

    When Tom Osborne went for 2 in the championship game and failed, some say
    that was his defining moment and NU never looked back after that.



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    Re: Does losing the gamble help CPR's image?

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneteach View Post
    Yes, I know he and everyone involved would have rather won the game, but I keep hearing comment after comment about how CPR has guts, fortitude, etc which would have been evident even if it was executed. Now there are just as many comments saying I love how CPR is backing up his players and the interviews after the game suggested the players were definitely were "All-In" which would have been easy to show after a win, but to show after a heartbreaking loss says a lot more.....just a thought

    Publicly, CPR has been adament in the decision, as he should be. Privately, I have to believe he realizes the personnel set he used to execute the play was probably not the correct one. He is a great coach and I am proud to have this staff representing ISU.



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    Re: Does losing the gamble help CPR's image?

    Quote Originally Posted by clonestar12 View Post
    Publicly, CPR has been adament in the decision, as he should be. Privately, I have to believe he realizes the personnel set he used to execute the play was probably not the correct one. He is a great coach and I am proud to have this staff representing ISU.
    Somehow, I really doubt that. You bring in Tiller or Capello to be the holder at that point and you lose the element of surprise.



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    Re: Does losing the gamble help CPR's image?

    Quote Originally Posted by clonestar12 View Post
    Publicly, CPR has been adament in the decision, as he should be. Privately, I have to believe he realizes the personnel set he used to execute the play was probably not the correct one. He is a great coach and I am proud to have this staff representing ISU.
    You and I don't know that. It could be that the back up punter has a great arm and threw that pass in practice prefect 25 times. Yes, it was a bad pass, but I am not willing to believe that a coach that is as structured and smart as CPR is going to set up a fake FG attempt with a guy that throws passes like the one we saw of Saturday. Most likely the ball just slipped, or he took a lot off the pass because Franklin was so open.

    It was a gusty call, win or loose, and I am glad he called it. We all wish it had better exicution, but that is the way it goes some times.



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    Re: Does losing the gamble help CPR's image?

    The play was there.

    The passer did not have much experience how to loft the ball with a defender in the area. He lost his grip on the ball in the heat of the moment. It looked like a meteor going through space as it wobbled to the TE.

    We must continue to take gambles or we will go back to the Clones of old.


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    Re: Does losing the gamble help CPR's image?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frak View Post
    Somehow, I really doubt that. You bring in Tiller or Capello to be the holder at that point and you lose the element of surprise.
    Exactly. I just don't understand all these suggestions that ISU could have somehow sneaked in a QB for the holder. I don't care for Bo Pelini, but he does know a thing or two about FB. Just as CPR called a time out to take ISU out of the fake FG earlier in the game when he saw NU in a fake-prevent alignment, NU would have spied a QB as holder and likely called time out to change defenses. It was a great call by CPR, with the right personnel that generated a wide open receiver. The pass just didn't make it to the receiver.


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    Re: Does losing the gamble help CPR's image?

    Taking a gamble enchanced his image as a coach who trusts his team and plays to win.

    Yes, it was a gamble: but an educated gamble.



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