The movement continues
Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 102,032, Level: 99
    Level completed: 50%, Points required for next Level: 1,018
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    5,330
    Points
    102,032
    Level
    99
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 548
    Given: 34

    The movement continues

    Last year after the Nebraska loss, I posted on here that we were witnessing something special. This year we continued to witness that.

    Becoming a better football program isn't always linear. There are ups and there are downs. We had some down this year, but what happened this year is that we were ticked off when we lost to good teams. It hurt like hell to lose to A&M and Texas and Oklahoma and Kansas State. Those aren't bad teams, especially the last two.

    I firmly believe that in 5 years, we'll all look back and remember when this all started. We'll remember the amazing wins---at Nebraska, at Texas, at Texas A&M, Texas A&M at home, Iowa, Oklahoma State. But we'll remember the tough losses too---Nebraska and Oklahoma and Kansas State. Because in those games, we found out Iowa State had a coach and players who were willing to do everything in their power to win.

    Paul Rhoads is building A PROGRAM. And we are watching it happen. How cool is that?



  2. #2
    All-Star
    Points: 44,914, Level: 65
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 636
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    1,918
    Points
    44,914
    Level
    65
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 39
    Given: 52

    Re: The movement continues

    Completely agree.



  3. #3
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 140,793, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    4,509
    Points
    140,793
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: The movement continues

    Quote Originally Posted by jsb View Post
    Last year after the Nebraska loss, I posted on here that we were witnessing something special. This year we continued to witness that.

    Becoming a better football program isn't always linear. There are ups and there are downs. We had some down this year, but what happened this year is that we were ticked off when we lost to good teams. It hurt like hell to lose to A&M and Texas and Oklahoma and Kansas State. Those aren't bad teams, especially the last two.

    I firmly believe that in 5 years, we'll all look back and remember when this all started. We'll remember the amazing wins---at Nebraska, at Texas, at Texas A&M, Texas A&M at home, Iowa, Oklahoma State. But we'll remember the tough losses too---Nebraska and Oklahoma and Kansas State. Because in those games, we found out Iowa State had a coach and players who were willing to do everything in their power to win.

    Paul Rhoads is building A PROGRAM. And we are watching it happen. How cool is that?
    Consider yourself patted on the back.......you are a special person.



  4. #4
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 4,219, Level: 18
    Level completed: 93%, Points required for next Level: 31
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    kevdiv48's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    266
    Points
    4,219
    Level
    18
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 19
    Given: 53

    Re: The movement continues

    Quote Originally Posted by jsb View Post
    Last year after the Nebraska loss, I posted on here that we were witnessing something special. This year we continued to witness that.

    Becoming a better football program isn't always linear. There are ups and there are downs. We had some down this year, but what happened this year is that we were ticked off when we lost to good teams. It hurt like hell to lose to A&M and Texas and Oklahoma and Kansas State. Those aren't bad teams, especially the last two.

    I firmly believe that in 5 years, we'll all look back and remember when this all started. We'll remember the amazing wins---at Nebraska, at Texas, at Texas Tech, Texas Tech at home, Iowa, Oklahoma State. But we'll remember the tough losses too---Nebraska and Oklahoma and Kansas State. Because in those games, we found out Iowa State had a coach and players who were willing to do everything in their power to win.

    Paul Rhoads is building A PROGRAM. And we are watching it happen. How cool is that?
    FIFY.
    Agreed. It is just a slow, meticulous and (outside of the upsets) a frustrating process. Just need to make sure Rhoads goes nowhere and we keep forward progress.
    Next season- anything less than 7 wins should be considered not moving ahead, no matter how tough the schedule.



  5. #5
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 45,446, Level: 65
    Level completed: 92%, Points required for next Level: 104
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    GoSTATE71's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    3,682
    Points
    45,446
    Level
    65
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 31
    Given: 9

    Re: The movement continues

    wonder if having barnett all season would of been any bit of a difference maker in the texas game or missouri



  6. #6
    All-Star
    Points: 30,282, Level: 53
    Level completed: 49%, Points required for next Level: 568
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    1,123
    Points
    30,282
    Level
    53
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 49
    Given: 125

    Re: The movement continues

    Quote Originally Posted by kevdiv48 View Post
    FIFY.
    Agreed. It is just a slow, meticulous and (outside of the upsets) a frustrating process. Just need to make sure Rhoads goes nowhere and we keep forward progress.
    Next season- anything less than 7 wins should be considered not moving ahead, no matter how tough the schedule.
    That's tough to say.

    Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, & Texas will continue to have superior talent.

    Texas Tech, Baylor, West Virginia, & TCU are either solid programs or quickly becoming one.

    Kansas State should be down, but we obviously can't take them lightly.

    Kansas should be a win, but then again, we only beat them by 3.

    Throw in our non-conference with Iowa, and our schedule doesn't get any easier.

    If we get 6 wins again next year, but it's obvious that we are more competitive and our talent pool has increased (both were very apparent this year), I will be more than pleased. We need to get back to a 12 team conference so we can start sneaking into some conference championship games and pulling off some upsets of the #2 ranked team in the nation there. Then it's BCS bowl bound. Bring in Cincinnati and Louisville to ease up this brutal football schedule a bit and it's not out of the question in a few years.



  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 60,341, Level: 76
    Level completed: 19%, Points required for next Level: 1,309
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    CyCloned's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Robins, Iowa
    Posts
    5,106
    Points
    60,341
    Level
    76
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 313
    Given: 143

    Re: The movement continues

    Of all the teams that ISU lost to this year the Texas loss makes me the madest. Just plain gave that game away with turnover and horrible penalties.............



  8. #8
    Addict
    Points: 240,825, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialVeteran

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    9,268
    Points
    240,825
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 719
    Given: 510

    Re: The movement continues

    Missouri is the one that makes me angriest. Just flat out didn't compete. /JerrySloan



  9. #9
    Pro
    Points: 36,896, Level: 59
    Level completed: 21%, Points required for next Level: 954
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    Social25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    CynadoAlley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Ames via Akron, IA
    Posts
    2,142
    Points
    36,896
    Level
    59
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 227
    Given: 150

    Re: The movement continues

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCloned View Post
    Of all the teams that ISU lost to this year the Texas loss makes me the madest. Just plain gave that game away with turnover and horrible penalties.............
    Agreed. Not to mention the amount of hype leading up to it and the opportunity to (ore than likely) get into the top 25. But with or without that loss, what an amazing year it's been!


    In Fred We Trust



  10. #10
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 63,109, Level: 77
    Level completed: 92%, Points required for next Level: 141
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Ficklone02's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    City by the Bay
    Posts
    3,976
    Points
    63,109
    Level
    77
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 24
    Given: 73

    Re: The movement continues

    Quote Originally Posted by GoSTATE71 View Post
    wonder if having barnett all season would of been any bit of a difference maker in the texas game or missouri
    I'd like to see us play some of those teams again with the post-Texas A&M game defense.



  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 162,512, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Clonefan32's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    9,290
    Points
    162,512
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,051
    Given: 11

    Re: The movement continues

    Agree completely. The fact that we are going into top 15 teams houses, expecting to compete and competing shows a lot about the progress of the program.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Cyclones.tv
  • HOOPS: Iowa State vs. Mississippi Valley State
  • December 31, 2014
  • 06:00 PM