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    This realignment BS has to be killing our recruiting

    I can't imagine what Rhoads, Hoiberg, Fennelly, and others have been up against in their recruiting right now?

    How do you convince someone to come to ISU when we're not sure if we'll be playing OU and Texas next year.... or Western Michigan and Toledo?



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    Re: This realignment BS has to be killing our recruiting

    There's plenty of teams in our position right now at least. I do agree that it has to be hurting recruiting. I know I would be concerned as a recruit. That's half the reason I hope things get decided soon.



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    Re: This realignment BS has to be killing our recruiting

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    I can't imagine what Rhoads, Hoiberg, Fennelly, and others have been up against in their recruiting right now?

    How do you convince someone to come to ISU when we're not sure if we'll be playing OU and Texas next year.... or Western Michigan and Toledo?
    I think basketball probably hasn't been hit to bad, especially since it looked like we'd be in the Big East if the Big XII folds, and that isn't a step down for basketball purposes.

    But I think that regardless of the outcome we'll have lost a year of recruiting in Football. I can't think that any out of state recruits will give a lot of time to a school that might be a mid-major next year. And for in state recruits I could see us losing out to UNI for guys who otherwise would have walked on here and given us depth and a scout team in the coming years who instead take a scholarship to play there.



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    Re: This realignment BS has to be killing our recruiting

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    I can't imagine what Rhoads, Hoiberg, Fennelly, and others have been up against in their recruiting right now?

    How do you convince someone to come to ISU when we're not sure if we'll be playing OU and Texas next year.... or Western Michigan and Toledo?
    They tell the recruits that the media and message boards are for fun and entertainment and full of people with no understanding of the process or have their own agenda. Everything will turn out fine for ISU, one of the best Universities in the world.


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    Re: This realignment BS has to be killing our recruiting

    It is. I know BF has had a hard time. Recruits keep asking what's happening and other coaches try to poach on them. We need this to end immediately.



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    Re: This realignment BS has to be killing our recruiting

    I've been wondering about this as well. Is this why there has been so little talk of football recruiting? Or is this usually just a dead period?


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    Re: This realignment BS has to be killing our recruiting

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    I can't imagine what Rhoads, Hoiberg, Fennelly, and others have been up against in their recruiting right now?

    How do you convince someone to come to ISU when we're not sure if we'll be playing OU and Texas next year.... or Western Michigan and Toledo?
    We recruit to our school and to the prestige of a major BCS conference. Agree that the current siutation has got to be killing recruiting in the short term. A non-football example was the plus for recruitng the WBB gals from Texas was that their families would see them play in Texas for four years.



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    Re: This realignment BS has to be killing our recruiting

    Quote Originally Posted by Cychotiic View Post
    I've been wondering about this as well. Is this why there has been so little talk of football recruiting? Or is this usually just a dead period?
    With the week off -- I'd expect some recruiting activity by some of the coaches. We are 3-0 with a bye week.



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    Re: This realignment BS has to be killing our recruiting

    Recruiting wars have always taken place. It's usually "your coach may be gone in a year or two." I can only imagine how nasty it's gotten with all this realignment talk. So yes, I'm worried about our recruiting taking a hit, and am EXTREMELY worried about what'll happen if the Big 12 doesn't survive.



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    Re: This realignment BS has to be killing our recruiting

    We have CPR. We will be fine.

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    Re: This realignment BS has to be killing our recruiting

    Don't know what's going to happen to the Big 12, but watching the big win over Iowa in front of packed stadium on TV and then winning again against UConn on the road after a short week had to impress any recruits that might be on the fence.



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    Re: This realignment BS has to be killing our recruiting

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    I can't imagine what Rhoads, Hoiberg, Fennelly, and others have been up against in their recruiting right now?

    How do you convince someone to come to ISU when we're not sure if we'll be playing OU and Texas next year.... or Western Michigan and Toledo?
    I'm really not sure if you are a Cyclone fan or not. EVERY thread of yours is negative. EVERY SINGLE ONE!!

    With that said, it can't help recruiting. And throwing us in there with Western Mich and Toledo just reinforces what all of us already knew, that you are an idiot



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    Re: This realignment BS has to be killing our recruiting

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    We have CPR. We will be fine.

    /Thread.
    I wish this were true, but its not.



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    Re: This realignment BS has to be killing our recruiting

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    I can't imagine what Rhoads, Hoiberg, Fennelly, and others have been up against in their recruiting right now?

    How do you convince someone to come to ISU when we're not sure if we'll be playing OU and Texas next year.... or Western Michigan and Toledo?
    Negative recruiting is part of the game.

    Rhoads can handle it.

    Hoiberg can handle it.

    Rhoads is a seasoned veteran at recruiting. Hoiberg dealt with pro athletes. This must feel easy for him.

    Rhoads is building a base.

    Hoiberg started building a base and this is his first year for results.



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    Re: This realignment BS has to be killing our recruiting

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    I'm really not sure if you are a Cyclone fan or not. EVERY thread of yours is negative. EVERY SINGLE ONE!!

    With that said, it can't help recruiting. And throwing us in there with Western Mich and Toledo just reinforces what all of us already knew, that you are an idiot
    I wonder sometimes if these aren't fans but someone posing as one to hurts ISU. This is the biggest free ISU site and where potential recruits will come. Posts like the one from the original poster are either from nonfans looking to do damage or ISU fans who are too stupid to realize that constantly Posting their fears result in similar damage and only aggravate the problem they are concerned about.


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