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    I know this has been talked about before. We are at a big disadvantage. Iowa, UConn, Utah, Okie, Ok State, Texas, Missouri, A & M, KSU. We were blown out in 3 games this year. What bird-brain would schedule all these teams in one season? Being 5-7 gets us nowhere. If we don't go to a bowl game, we drop down a notch in recruiting.

    OK. So we are stuck with the hardest schedule in the country. Doesn't that mean we should have a bye week? Our own coach even said that we skipped some practices because we didn't have a bye week. We will never have a deep bench. Not having a bye week probably cost us the Colorado game and the Missouri game.

    We are not going to go bowling with our suicidal schedule, and there is no conference championship game, so why not extend our season by another week? This gives more practice time to the team, more time to rest and heal, and gives the fans one less week of waiting for next year.



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    Re: Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by hoosman View Post
    I know this has been talked about before. We are at a big disadvantage. Iowa, UConn, Utah, Okie, Ok State, Texas, Missouri, A & M, KSU. We were blown out in 3 games this year. What bird-brain would schedule all these teams in one season? Being 5-7 gets us nowhere. If we don't go to a bowl game, we drop down a notch in recruiting.

    OK. So we are stuck with the hardest schedule in the country. Doesn't that mean we should have a bye week? Our own coach even said that we skipped some practices because we didn't have a bye week. We will never have a deep bench. Not having a bye week probably cost us the Colorado game and the Missouri game.

    We are not going to go bowling with our suicidal schedule, and there is no conference championship game, so why not extend our season by another week? This gives more practice time to the team, more time to rest and heal, and gives the fans one less week of waiting for next year.
    We don't play Utah, the UConn game is a return game from 2002, and we do have a bye week next year.

    If you're talking about this year, you've got about half the teams wrong.



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    Re: Schedule

    I thought we dropped Utah for next year. I could be wrong, have not really looked at the schedule yet.



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    Re: Schedule

    Hard to take any Big 12 teams off the schedule...it's a round robin with all of them.



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    Re: Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by hoosman View Post
    I know this has been talked about before. We are at a big disadvantage. Iowa, UConn, Utah, Okie, Ok State, Texas, Missouri, A & M, KSU. We were blown out in 3 games this year. What bird-brain would schedule all these teams in one season? Being 5-7 gets us nowhere. If we don't go to a bowl game, we drop down a notch in recruiting.

    OK. So we are stuck with the hardest schedule in the country. Doesn't that mean we should have a bye week? Our own coach even said that we skipped some practices because we didn't have a bye week. We will never have a deep bench. Not having a bye week probably cost us the Colorado game and the Missouri game.

    We are not going to go bowling with our suicidal schedule, and there is no conference championship game, so why not extend our season by another week? This gives more practice time to the team, more time to rest and heal, and gives the fans one less week of waiting for next year.


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    Re: Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by hoosman View Post
    I know this has been talked about before. We are at a big disadvantage. Iowa, UConn, Utah, Okie, Ok State, Texas, Missouri, A & M, KSU. We were blown out in 3 games this year. What bird-brain would schedule all these teams in one season? Being 5-7 gets us nowhere. If we don't go to a bowl game, we drop down a notch in recruiting.

    OK. So we are stuck with the hardest schedule in the country. Doesn't that mean we should have a bye week? Our own coach even said that we skipped some practices because we didn't have a bye week. We will never have a deep bench. Not having a bye week probably cost us the Colorado game and the Missouri game.

    We are not going to go bowling with our suicidal schedule, and there is no conference championship game, so why not extend our season by another week? This gives more practice time to the team, more time to rest and heal, and gives the fans one less week of waiting for next year.
    Why hello there Chicken Little... take a deep breath and then another look at our schedule:

    Week 1: vs. Northern Iowa
    Week 2: vs. Iowa
    Week 3: @ UConn
    Week 4: Bye week
    Week 5: vs. Texas
    Week 6: @ Baylor
    Week 7: @ Mizzou
    Week 8: vs. Texas A&M
    Week 9: @ Texas Tech
    Week 10: vs. Kansas
    Week 11: @ Oklahoma
    Week 12: vs. Oklahoma State
    Week 13: @ Kansas State

    We have to expect to win on Weeks 1 and 10. We should be in games on Weeks 2, 3, 6, 9, and 13. That's seven shots at wins right there - and that leaves five opportunities where people won't give us much of a chance for us to win (a la Texas this season).

    Relax.



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    Re: Schedule

    Cyfan61....KSU game should be played in Ames this year if i'm not mistaken.


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    Re: Schedule

    Utah was supposed to be a home/home that we scheduled quite a while back. Fortunately, for us, Utah allowed us to drop their home game.



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    Re: Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by FD Cyclone View Post
    Cyfan61....KSU game should be played in Ames this year if i'm not mistaken.
    Incorrect. The rescheduling changed a few locations that we had last year. Not we play Kansas at home two years in a row. The game is in Manhattan.



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    Re: Schedule

    The schedule will be tough, but we better get used to it. In the famous words of Dan Hawkins, its the big 12!



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    Re: Schedule

    Why are you afraid of the schedule? When CPR took over, he said he wasn't, that we would play whoever was lined up in front of them.

    If would like to see ISU buy it's way out of signed contracts, better start donating a lot more than what you are now (according to one link in a previous thread, we paid Utah $250,000, and that was with both teams wanting out of the contract due to conference realignment).

    EDIT: We did have a bye week, it was just Thanksgiving week.



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    Re: Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by bpmcclain View Post
    its the big 12!
    where everyone else but us has been scheduling 3-4 easy wins every year, to maximize wins (and chances of bowls, and greater bowl prospects past eligibility).

    We schedule: one of the top teams in I-AA that has extra reason to want to beat us, a top 25 Iowa team, and then sometimes another BCS or BCS-level team. Dumb scheduling... shouldve bought out of he Utah game for 2010, and shouldve bought out of the @UConn game.



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    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    We schedule: one of the top teams in I-AA that has extra reason to want to beat us, a top 25 Iowa team, and then sometimes another BCS or BCS-level team. Dumb scheduling... shouldve bought out of he Utah game for 2010, and shouldve bought out of the @UConn game.
    You have Bruce to thank for UConn and Utah appearing on the schedule in the first place. You also have him to thank for alienating a bunch of donors -- the people that could have helped ISU buy out of these games.

    UConn was just getting into I-A when ISU agreed to play them initially.
    Utah was no slouch, but certainly not top 10 material.



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    Re: Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    Week 1: vs. Northern Iowa
    Week 2: vs. Iowa
    Week 3: @ UConn
    Week 4: Bye week
    Week 5: vs. Texas
    Week 6: @ Baylor
    Week 7: @ Mizzou
    Week 8: vs. Texas A&M
    Week 9: @ Texas Tech
    Week 10: vs. Kansas
    Week 11: @ Oklahoma
    Week 12: vs. Oklahoma State
    Week 13: @ Kansas State

    We have to expect to win on Weeks 1 and 10. We should be in games on Weeks 2, 3, 6, 9, and 13. That's seven shots at wins right there - and that leaves five opportunities where people won't give us much of a chance for us to win (a la Texas this season).

    Relax.
    I'd like to add Week 5 in the list of games "we should be in". I actually think we have just as good of shot, if not better shot at beating Texas in Ames, than we do in winning at A&M, at Baylor, or Iowa. I don't see Texas being world beaters next year, plus our players would love nothing more than to beat them twice in a row.


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    Re: Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    You have Bruce to thank for UConn and Utah appearing on the schedule in the first place. You also have him to thank for alienating a bunch of donors -- the people that could have helped ISU buy out of these games.

    UConn was just getting into I-A when ISU agreed to play them initially.
    Utah was no slouch, but certainly not top 10 material.
    No argument there... but theres also 10 years in between to make changes to that schedule. November 24, 2002 mightve been a good day to make the UConn change..



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