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    My thoughts on Athlon picking ISU last in 2011


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    Re: My thoughts on Athlon picking ISU last in 2011

    I still think it's hilarious that any professional journalist DIDN'T correctly predict Kansas last in 2010.

    They fired their best coach of all time. Lost their best QB of all time. Lost their best WR of all time. Lost their second best WR of all time. Lost one of their best RBs of all time. A legendary program would struggle with that turnover, let alone Kansas. No way anyone should have picked KU with that turnover anywhere but last.



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    Re: My thoughts on Athlon picking ISU last in 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    I still think it's hilarious that any professional journalist DIDN'T correctly predict Kansas last in 2010.

    They fired their best coach of all time. Lost their best QB of all time. Lost their best WR of all time. Lost their second best WR of all time. Lost one of their best RBs of all time. A legendary program would struggle with that turnover, let alone Kansas. No way anyone should have picked KU with that turnover anywhere but last.
    You're so right. When the Sporting News tabbed the Jayhawks as the 31st best team in America last summer, I damn near had a coronary.



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    Re: My thoughts on Athlon picking ISU last in 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    I still think it's hilarious that any professional journalist DIDN'T correctly predict Kansas last in 2010.

    They fired their best coach of all time. Lost their best QB of all time. Lost their best WR of all time. Lost their second best WR of all time. Lost one of their best RBs of all time. A legendary program would struggle with that turnover, let alone Kansas. No way anyone should have picked KU with that turnover anywhere but last.
    But Gill went to a bowl game with Buffalo?



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    Re: My thoughts on Athlon picking ISU last in 2011

    If we finish last I will kiss Athlons ***.


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    Re: My thoughts on Athlon picking ISU last in 2011

    It's pretty well known in college football circles that we do not pay our football players cash to attend our university. People assume that because other teams have a higher payroll that they will be better than us.



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    Re: My thoughts on Athlon picking ISU last in 2011

    Not a shock at all. ISU will be fighting with KU and KSU for last in the Big 12 in 2011. This all depends on the QB situation in Ames. Based on knowns, ISU is in trouble. Hopefully a newcomer will step in, win the job and be able to shoulder a heavy burden.

    Everything for ISU depends on the QB situation. As long as Wally is around the D will be serviceable. The offense has stunk several years (if you don't believe me look at ISU compared to the rest of the Big 12, constantly in the bottom 3). If there is decent QB play in 2011, ISU goes bowling, if we see the same type of play we saw vs. UNI and Mizzou, ISU is in trouble.



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    Re: My thoughts on Athlon picking ISU last in 2011

    I submit to the discussion of DFL in conference:

    Kansas

    My picks:
    1 – Oklahoma
    2 – Texas A&M
    3 – Oklahoma State
    4 – Missouri
    5 – Baylor
    6 – Texas
    7 – Kansas State
    8 – Iowa State
    9 – Texas Tech
    10 – Kansas


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    Re: My thoughts on Athlon picking ISU last in 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    I still think it's hilarious that any professional journalist DIDN'T correctly predict Kansas last in 2010.

    They fired their best coach of all time. Lost their best QB of all time. Lost their best WR of all time. Lost their second best WR of all time. Lost one of their best RBs of all time. A legendary program would struggle with that turnover, let alone Kansas. No way anyone should have picked KU with that turnover anywhere but last.
    Amen. What a joke. KU went 1-7 in the Big 12 in 2009, fired their coach, and lost Reesing, Meier and Briscoe. ISU was coming off a bowl win and had most of our offense returning. Plus, the game was in Ames. Anybody that predicted KU was going to be better than ISU was smoking crack.

    And here it is again. What a crock. And the KU games is in Ames again.



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    Re: My thoughts on Athlon picking ISU last in 2011

    How often are these so called experts right?


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    Re: My thoughts on Athlon picking ISU last in 2011

    well atleast we arent picked 12th.



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    Re: My thoughts on Athlon picking ISU last in 2011

    CW, you refer to the Texas win way too much, IMO. Everyone beat Texas.
    We have to beat Iowa this year for any new respect, especially since it's at JTS.



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    Re: My thoughts on Athlon picking ISU last in 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    CW, you refer to the Texas win way too much, IMO. Everyone beat Texas.
    We have to beat Iowa this year for any new respect, especially since it's at JTS.
    I'm shocked that you are nitpicking something CW said. This rarely happens

    Did Texas lose to a lot of teams last year? Yes. Was it a big win for the program? Yes.



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    Re: My thoughts on Athlon picking ISU last in 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    I still think it's hilarious that any professional journalist DIDN'T correctly predict Kansas last in 2010.

    They fired their best coach of all time. Lost their best QB of all time. Lost their best WR of all time. Lost their second best WR of all time. Lost one of their best RBs of all time. A legendary program would struggle with that turnover, let alone Kansas. No way anyone should have picked KU with that turnover anywhere but last.
    Unfortunately, ISU has quite a few similarities for the 2011 season. We lose one of our most productive QBs in history, our leading rusher for the past 4 years, our top 2 leading receivers from 2010, and 2 OL who combined for 70 starts in their careers.

    I think there are enough ?? on offense for the 2011 Cyclones that people only assume that an average offense will get worse, especially since our recruiting rankings are consistently at the bottom of the conference. And since our defense is decent, but not great, they assume that will equate to a loss more often than not. Only time will tell if that's an incorrect assumption.



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    Re: My thoughts on Athlon picking ISU last in 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    CW, you refer to the Texas win way too much, IMO. Everyone beat Texas.
    We have to beat Iowa this year for any new respect, especially since it's at JTS.
    I won't back down from this. Rhoads is the only coach in ISU history to beat Texas and he did it on the road after two embarrassing spankings to Utah and Oklahoma. Morale was down. He got the guys back up. It was a huge win for the program just a week after Texas went on the road to beat Nebraska.


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