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    Looking ahead to 2008.

    I'm doing that already. So sue me.

    Here's a partial schedule:

    8/30 Sat vs. Northern Iowa
    9/6 Sat vs. Kent
    9/13 Sat @ Iowa
    9/20 Sat @ Nevada-Las Vegas

    We also play Nebraska, Missouri, Colorado, Kansas, Kansas State, Baylor, Oklahoma State, and Texas A&M.

    Here are my predictions:
    UNI - L
    Kent* - L
    Iowa - L
    UNLV* - L
    Nebraska - L
    Missouri - L
    Colorado - L
    Kansas - W
    Kansas State - L
    Texas A&M - L
    Oklahoma State - L
    Baylor - L

    No particular order; I just through them that way. I have no idea what the conference schedule is.

    The real problem is that, yes, the South schedule gets "easier" next year, but Baylor, Oki State, and Texas A&M are improving at the wrong time for us. I don't see us beating any of them.

    Kansas is still Kansas, and I think we'll pick up a W somewhere...

    Oh, yeah, the * -- are these road games? Maybe not necessarily; lately we've had a "2-games-on-our-field-for-1-game-on-yours" agreement with teams from "lesser" conferences. Even if those games are on our field, I don't see us beating them.



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    Re: Looking ahead to 2008.

    wow, thanks for that



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    Re: Looking ahead to 2008.

    So that's a minute of my life i can't ever get back... Interesting thoughts. I for one am still looking forward to this weekend!


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    Re: Looking ahead to 2008.




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    Re: Looking ahead to 2008.

    We don't play UNI until 2010. Next year's opener is vs. South Dakota State.

    Do us a favor and don't make predictions until the season is over.

    As it's listed on Cyclones.com:

    vs. SDSU
    vs. Kent State
    at Iowa
    at UNLV
    vs. Kansas
    at Baylor
    vs. Nebraska
    vs. Texas A&M
    at Oklahoma State
    at Colorado
    vs. Missouri
    at Kansas State


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    Re: Looking ahead to 2008.

    Quote Originally Posted by AirWalke View Post
    We don't play UNI until 2010. Next year's opener is vs. South Dakota State.

    Do us a favor and don't make predictions until the season is over.

    As it's listed on Cyclones.com:

    vs. SDSU
    vs. Kent State
    at Iowa
    at UNLV
    vs. Kansas
    at Baylor
    vs. Nebraska
    vs. Texas A&M
    at Oklahoma State
    at Colorado
    vs. Missouri
    at Kansas State

    This IS the correct schedule, and our fortunes will start to change with that schedule and a year under our belt. I'd hate to face my daily life thinking I'm going 0-12 everyday. Whew...Thanks for the correct info here.



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    Re: Looking ahead to 2008.

    Quote Originally Posted by isuarch80 View Post
    So that's a minute of my life i can't ever get back... Interesting thoughts. I for one am still looking forward to this weekend!

    I agree with ARCH... still looking forward to this week's game and the remainder 10 games... I actually had the opportunity to chat with "Ace" Bowen after the game as they walked from the stadium... Class ACT ! The first thing he said was "sorry we couldn't get you guys a win tonight. Thanks for the support and we still have 10 games left."

    That's what true fans should see... and glad to hear the players thinking that way tooo....

    Go Clones !



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    Re: Looking ahead to 2008.

    Wow, since next year will apparently suck so bad, what is your assessment for 2009-2015?


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    Re: Looking ahead to 2008.

    Here are my predictions for the 2017 schedule:

    vs. USC - W
    vs. Ohio State - W
    at Iowa - W
    at LSU - W
    vs. Kansas -W
    at Texas - W
    vs. Nebraska - W
    vs.Oklahoma - W
    at Oklahoma State - W
    at Colorado - W
    vs. Missouri - W
    at Kansas State - W

    12-0. Mark it down.



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    Re: Looking ahead to 2008.

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    Here are my predictions for the 2017 schedule:

    vs. USC - W
    vs. Ohio State - W
    at Iowa - W
    at LSU - W
    vs. Kansas -W
    at Texas - W
    vs. Nebraska - W
    vs.Oklahoma - W
    at Oklahoma State - W
    at Colorado - W
    vs. Missouri - W
    at Kansas State - W

    12-0. Mark it down.
    Of course, with our luck and the ebb and flow of college football, USC and LSU are bottom 10 material by then.


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    Re: Looking ahead to 2008.

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    Here are my predictions for the 2017 schedule:

    vs. USC - W
    vs. Ohio State - W
    at Iowa - W
    at LSU - W
    vs. Kansas -W
    at Texas - W
    vs. Nebraska - W
    vs.Oklahoma - W
    at Oklahoma State - W
    at Colorado - W
    vs. Missouri - W
    at Kansas State - W

    12-0. Mark it down.

    I like your attitude!



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    Re: Looking ahead to 2008.

    ok this dude didnt even take the time to go to cyclones.com to find the schedule...im not real worried about his prediction



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    Re: Looking ahead to 2008.

    Next year we hardl lose any starters.
    We lose-

    Meyer(starter for now)
    Blythe
    Barkema

    and thats it for Offense. We get our entire Oline back.
    On D we lose

    Rubin
    Braaksma
    Bowen
    Banks

    And Culbertson on Sp Teams. We lose some key players, but having 7/8 returning starters on each side of the ball, maybe more if a couple of these guys dont get pulled, will be a big step in improving next year.


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    Re: Looking ahead to 2008.

    OFFENSE WILL BE FINE, DEFENSE COULD BE WORSE.


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    Re: Looking ahead to 2008.

    Here is my new theory.
    We go after, spy, staulk etc the best O and Dline players we can find and a kicker. I think we have been putting too much stock in our prime time players. Good lines make average players look really good. If we can actually get a kicker that everyone trust then the rest will fall into place. that is my new outlook. I will take a great O-line over anything right now. Could you imagine if JJ Bass had a huge hole to run through? This wears their defense down and kills the clock when we need to.
    Then maybe a player like Blythe gets his touches.



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