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    Interesting first-season test for Fred

    Most of us see the the Big 12 opener as a precarious situation with the injury concerns.

    Obviously, being at full strength would suggest a more promising outcome.

    An early opportunity in FH era to see what happens in a game when few expect a win and would completely understand a loss.

    I suppose the Iowa & UVa games fit that description, too, but that was more because we couldn't gauge the ability of this team and it involved road games. This one seems to involve a stronger (but certainly beatable) opponent, also on the road, and then adds additional factors it's not just a depth issue, it's mainly how the absence of specific players (or their inability to perform at typical level) reduces chances from "possible" to "unlikely."

    In a season like this, ISU won't win a game of that sort very often, but that's one of the developments that can show a coach's promise can you manufacture a win from time to time when there's no business doing so?

    The result of this game alone won't prove anything either way, but trends are built game-by-game.

    I'm prepared for a loss, but I'm curious what the Cyclones can accomplish, given the uncertainty.


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    Re: Interesting first-season test for Fred

    We will have to shoot well against their defense.


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    Re: Interesting first-season test for Fred

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    We will have to shoot well against their defense.
    Definitely.

    Probably also have to rely on defense even more than the last couple of games, which would be no easy task.


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