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    Better this year?

    Everyone seems so convinced we will be better this year. What are the reasons? I'm not seeing it. I think we'll have a season about like last year.



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    Re: Better this year?

    We were a better team last year than the bowl team the year before. We are again a better team this year than the year before. Yes we lost some key starters. But we have also replaced them(most) with more talented players. The players the previous years were new to the coaches and scheme. This will be the third year in the scheme for most of the players. This team is on the ups.



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    Re: Better this year?

    Im sure people think that about the D. Not many do about the O. Specials will be very solid. I get the optimism.



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    Re: Better this year?

    What's the point of being a fan if you aren't going to be optimistic?


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    Re: Better this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by RustShack View Post
    We were a better team last year than the bowl team the year before. We are again a better team this year than the year before. Yes we lost some key starters. But we have also replaced them(most) with more talented players. The players the previous years were new to the coaches and scheme. This will be the third year in the scheme for most of the players. This team is on the ups.

    Where is the evidence they have been replaced by more talented players? And if they are more talented, why weren't they playing last year instead of the guys who played in front of them? I get the scheme thing but there's a law of diminishing returns at work there. I'm not sure I expect a lot from that element though it is a solid point.



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    Re: Better this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones_R_GR8 View Post
    What's the point of being a fan if you aren't going to be optimistic?
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    Re: Better this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by NEICyFan View Post
    Everyone seems so convinced we will be better this year. What are the reasons? I'm not seeing it. I think we'll have a season about like last year.
    I think we will be better but might not end up with as many wins as some predict. Better Cyclone team against tougher schedule might not equal more wins this year.



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    Re: Better this year?

    I agree with the thread starter.



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    Re: Better this year?

    This team is better than it was last year. The defense really started to come around late last year, and we carry that over into this year. The offense, well, really can only go up from last year.

    The coaches are excited about this year. I trust their judgment.

    We are better this year than last - unfortunately, it just may not show up in the standings, because the schedule is brutal.


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    Re: Better this year?

    The coaches are excited. Yeah...Chizik's coaches where excited, too. So was Mac in his winless/1 win season. That doesn't mean anything.

    Someone brought up the D. I think it could be better. That will help.



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    Re: Better this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by NEICyFan View Post
    Where is the evidence they have been replaced by more talented players? And if they are more talented, why weren't they playing last year instead of the guys who played in front of them? I get the scheme thing but there's a law of diminishing returns at work there. I'm not sure I expect a lot from that element though it is a solid point.
    Logic fail. Knott and Klein were backups their freshman year. Why didn't they play ahead of the starting linebackers, then?


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    Re: Better this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    Logic fail. Knott and Klein were backups their freshman year. Why didn't they play ahead of the starting linebackers, then?
    So therefore it always works out that way.

    Gotcha.



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    Re: Better this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    Im sure people think that about the D. Not many do about the O. Specials will be very solid. I get the optimism.
    Can the offense honestly get worse than in the 90s? That's where the passing offense has been the last two seasons, last season the passing offense was 95th.

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    Re: Better this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    This team is better than it was last year. The defense really started to come around late last year, and we carry that over into this year. The offense, well, really can only go up from last year.

    The coaches are excited about this year. I trust their judgment.

    We are better this year than last - unfortunately, it just may not show up in the standings, because the schedule is brutal.
    Same can be said about the 2010 schedule, but that turned out to be manageable.



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    Re: Better this year?

    The defense is greatly improved with experience and the only key loss was David Sims. Everyone else can easily be replaced. The offense was one of the worst in the nation, so it really can't get any worse.



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