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    The Dan McCarney Method

    100 Reasons To Be A Cyclone: Day 66 | ISU Football

    This inspired me to bring up some conversation about Dan. I loved Dan. He represented us well and I will always be thankful for that. However, its summer downtime and we all know what that means... gripes and what could have beens.

    After watching the 2000 highlights that was previously posted, I got really nostalgic about some great times we had, but it also brought in some let downs. The last few years Dan was here were some awful years. Did he lose the spark? Or was he just too comfortable to notice the crap going on. Why was he so loyal to a playbook, support staff, and culture that cost him wins?

    We had some standout players on teams that underperformed. How far did that put us behind in the minds of recruits? I give PR and staff a ton of credit for building excitement and morale. Even more so on players that would have experienced the downward spiralling end of DM and the heartless showing of GC.


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    Re: The Dan McCarney Method

    Great program builder, awful game day coach.


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    Re: The Dan McCarney Method

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Great program builder, awful game day coach.

    I dunno. It seems like all the great ones have that golf clap thing they do when things are going to hell in a handbasket. Dan had that **** down pat.


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    Re: The Dan McCarney Method

    1st down: Run up the middle (0 yards)
    2nd down: run up the middle (1 yard)
    3rd down: try a pass - crap they where expecting it
    4th down: Punt

    I sat through every single year of his crap.



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    Re: The Dan McCarney Method

    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZYGREG View Post
    1st down: Run up the middle (0 yards)
    2nd down: run up the middle (1 yard)
    3rd down: try a pass - crap they where expecting it
    4th down: Punt

    I sat through every single year of his crap.
    You have 2nd and 3rd down mixed up.



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    Re: The Dan McCarney Method

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    100 Reasons To Be A Cyclone: Day 66 | ISU Football

    This inspired me to bring up some conversation about Dan. I loved Dan. He represented us well and I will always be thankful for that. However, its summer downtime and we all know what that means... gripes and what could have beens.

    After watching the 2000 highlights that was previously posted, I got really nostalgic about some great times we had, but it also brought in some let downs. The last few years Dan was here were some awful years. Did he lose the spark? Or was he just too comfortable to notice the crap going on. Why was he so loyal to a playbook, support staff, and culture that cost him wins?

    We had some standout players on teams that underperformed. How far did that put us behind in the minds of recruits? I give PR and staff a ton of credit for building excitement and morale. Even more so on players that would have experienced the downward spiralling end of DM and the heartless showing of GC.
    You'd have more luck with this at other sites where most still worship at the DMac altar.



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    Re: The Dan McCarney Method

    Quote Originally Posted by azn4cy View Post
    You have 2nd and 3rd down mixed up.
    I'm not going to bash Dan but I will say that he lost his job in '05 due to his game day coaching. That team absolutely should've walked into the B12 Championship Game.

    I wish him the best at NT.


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    Re: The Dan McCarney Method

    Quote Originally Posted by weR138 View Post
    I'm not going to bash Dan but I will say that he lost his job in '05 due to his game day coaching. That team absolutely should've walked into the B12 Championship Game.

    I wish him the best at NT.
    I know some leaders on that team that agree wholeheartedly with you. He was also a master at ******* up team chemistry by having different rules for different players based upon how good he thought you were.


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    Quote Originally Posted by weR138 View Post
    I'm not going to bash Dan but I will say that he lost his job in '05 due to his game day coaching. That team absolutely should've walked into the B12 Championship Game undefeated.

    I wish him the best at NT.
    FIFY


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    Re: The Dan McCarney Method

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    FIFY
    Please. Please don't go there.


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    Re: The Dan McCarney Method

    Quote Originally Posted by weR138 View Post
    I'm not going to bash Dan but I will say that he lost his job in '05 due to his game day coaching. That team absolutely should've walked into the B12 Championship Game.

    I wish him the best at NT.

    agree here.



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    Re: The Dan McCarney Method

    Do the McCarney haters ever take a day off?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    Do the McCarney haters ever take a day off?
    Could you describe the haters, sir?

    I know I don't take a day off; good times/bad times, I'll talk ISU athletics.


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    Do the McCarney haters ever take a day off?
    I think the Big 12 is dissolving. You may want to check on that.


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    Re: The Dan McCarney Method

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    Do the McCarney haters ever take a day off?
    He did some great things. He did some atrocious things. 2005? Baylor game comes to mind.



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