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    Schlabach: ISU heading in wrong direction

    Article from ESPN.com rates teams on 5 point scale. Has ISU heading in wrong direction as 2/5 on same level as KU and KSU in Big 12.

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    5: Consistent winner with potential to be BCS bowl contender every season
    4: Potential to join the sport's elite in the near future
    3: Recent mediocre results but seems to be building momentum
    2: Recent success but seems to be headed in wrong direction
    1: Below-average program with little success in past or future"

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    If I were to rate us, I think I would've gone with 3/5, but I'm an optimist.



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    Re: Schlabach: ISU heading in wrong direction

    I would have gone with 1, but I'm a realist - and would love to be proven wrong.


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    Re: Schlabach: ISU heading in wrong direction

    I would say 3. I think we have some momentum



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    Re: Schlabach: ISU heading in wrong direction

    2 is being generous.



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    Re: Schlabach: ISU heading in wrong direction

    Quote Originally Posted by PabloDiablo View Post
    Article from ESPN.com rates teams on 5 point scale. Has ISU heading in wrong direction as 2/5 on same level as KU and KSU in Big 12.

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    5: Consistent winner with potential to be BCS bowl contender every season
    4: Potential to join the sport's elite in the near future
    3: Recent mediocre results but seems to be building momentum
    2: Recent success but seems to be headed in wrong direction
    1: Below-average program with little success in past or future"

    Overall health report for each BCS team - ESPN

    If I were to rate us, I think I would've gone with 3/5, but I'm an optimist.
    I would have gone with 3, but whatever, Schlabach works for ESPN so it's unlikely he knows much.


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    Re: Schlabach: ISU heading in wrong direction

    In McCarney's hayday we were a 3. Towards the end of his tenure we dropped to 2. During Chiziks reign of terror we dropped down to 1. I'd say 2 is a fair assesment from a national perspective. So we are moving on up.



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    Re: Schlabach: ISU heading in wrong direction

    I don't see how we're going the wrong direction.

    I really don't see "1" as the realistic perspective. Maybe overall historically, but just watching what CPR is building tells me that's not realistic anymore.


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    Re: Schlabach: ISU heading in wrong direction

    Quote Originally Posted by bosco View Post
    In McCarney's hayday we were a 3. Towards the end of his tenure we dropped to 2. During Chiziks reign of terror we dropped down to 1. I'd say 2 is a fair assesment from a national perspective. So we are moving on up.
    3 means we're moving up, 2 means we're moving on down.


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    Re: Schlabach: ISU heading in wrong direction

    Quote Originally Posted by dtclones View Post
    2 is being generous.
    Are you serious????
    We are clearly building momentum. Look what we have done in the past 2 years.
    Will we "get over the hump"? Who knows. But we are absolutely building momentum at this point.
    I gather some people had **** in their cheerios this morning.


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    Re: Schlabach: ISU heading in wrong direction

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    I don't see how we're going the wrong direction.

    I really don't see "1" as the realistic perspective. Maybe overall historically, but just watching what CPR is building tells me that's not realistic anymore.
    I'd say we're headed in the wrong direction at this juncture. We won fewer games last year than the year before and, by most people's predictions, we stand to win even fewer games this year. Two years in a row of declining = headed in the wrong direction. I'm not saying we'll fall short of 5 wins this year, but I'm sure Schlabach thinks we will.



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    Re: Schlabach: ISU heading in wrong direction

    To put it in perspective though, the following schools also received a 2:

    Boston College
    Clemson
    Georgia Tech
    Maryland
    Miami
    North Carolina
    UCONN
    Pitt
    Penn State
    Arizona
    Cal
    CU
    UCLA
    USC
    Georgia
    Ole Miss
    Tennessee

    Some pretty big names in there



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    Re: Schlabach: ISU heading in wrong direction

    On a national level, Iowa State isn't moving up.

    And to those who say we have momentum, how? Our recruiting class wasn't a huge class or anything. We didn't qualify for a bowl game last year. It's going to be an uphill battle for a bowl game this year.



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    Re: Schlabach: ISU heading in wrong direction

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyhart View Post
    Are you serious????
    We are clearly building momentum. Look what we have done in the past 2 years.
    Will we "get over the hump"? Who knows. But we are absolutely building momentum at this point.
    I gather some people had **** in their cheerios this morning.
    Ok, well we aren't a 1, but we definitely aren't a 3. I could see a stronger argument for being a 1 than that of a 3 though. Just my opinion.



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    Re: Schlabach: ISU heading in wrong direction

    Wow. Some tough critics in here today.
    Rhoads beats NU in Lincoln for the first time in 32 years.
    Beats Texas in Austin for the first time ever.
    Brings in arguably the best recruiting class in anyone's memory.
    Wins a bowl game in his first year.
    And everyone thinks we are heading in the wrong direction.
    Glad Rhoads only answers to Pollard!


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    Re: Schlabach: ISU heading in wrong direction

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    And to those who say we have momentum, how?
    Was kind of wondering that myself. The way last year ended wasn't exactly a momentum builder...


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