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    Conference realignment has been good to ISU FB

    ...thus far anyways.

    The increase in revenue (plus payouts) and trading A$M and MU for TCU and WVU will facilitate ISU's climb. Not to be greedy, but it will get even better if the Big 12 adds more peer schools that are farther away from Texas (Louisville/Cinci/BYU) and goes back to an 8 game conference schedule.


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    Re: Conference realignment has been good to ISU FB

    Id like to see who and when we are playing teams for next year... that is what im anxious for.




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    Re: Conference realignment has been good to ISU FB

    I wouldn't tcu and WVU are easier wins really


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    Re: Conference realignment has been good to ISU FB

    Quote Originally Posted by simply1 View Post
    I wouldn't tcu and WVU are easier wins really
    TCU easy? That is what I thought back in 06. I sure was wrong about that.


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    Re: Conference realignment has been good to ISU FB

    not that im looking for easier wins. I am just anxious to see what the schedule even looks like lol. I like the thought of maybe WVU being our end of season rival with Mizzou leaving to the SE-puke, and K-State taking over those duties with KU.




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    Re: Conference realignment has been good to ISU FB

    I made a similar comment earlier about TCU and WVU being easier than Mizzou and aTm. I'm not sure of the OP's reasoning but I am not looking down on any of these teams, I just think Mizzou and aTm are tougher opponents. Might be my B12 bias...



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    Re: Conference realignment has been good to ISU FB

    I think (hope) TCU might struggle a little initially a la Utah.
    West Virginia I think will probably be at the same level as Mizzou.



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    Re: Conference realignment has been good to ISU FB

    Quote Originally Posted by CysMyBoy View Post
    I made a similar comment earlier about TCU and WVU being easier than Mizzou and aTm. I'm not sure of the OP's reasoning but I am not looking down on any of these teams, I just think Mizzou and aTm are tougher opponents. Might be my B12 bias...
    I am not simply referring to teams, but athletic departments competing in the arms race of college football.

    MU is the lone FBS school in a state with a much larger population and closer to Texas. They were replaced with WVU, which have has as good of program as MU, but is similar in size and resource potential as ISU...and is farther away from Texas.

    The only aspect CU is A$M's equal is in location. They have had better coaching with Patterson. TCU is currently a good program, and given the location will always have talented teams.

    Add Cinci/Louisville or BYU, and athletically it would be a bit like ISU had joined the Big 10.



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    Re: Conference realignment has been good to ISU FB

    I hope we beat both their *****. West virgina @ jack trice and Iowa state vs an overrated TCU club (next year at least)

    I think we kick *** next year. Paul Rhoads don't give a ****



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    Re: Conference realignment has been good to ISU FB

    I keep hearing people say that TCU and WV are on par with Mizzou and Texas A&M. Flat out crazyness. TCU is a mid major that has benifited by having a great coach (who may not be there forever) and a schedule that allows them to rack up wins and impress Texas kids. It's going to be much harder for them to get wins and maintain momentum in this league. TCU is just another Tech once they get in this league.

    West Virginia...classic big fish in a little pond. A state that is smaller than Iowa. A school that has to recruit much of it's players from out of state. WV is a school that has built it's reputation by beating up the big east and getting great bowl games out of it. That's not going to happen in the future. They are not going to have those BE teams to beat up.



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    Re: Conference realignment has been good to ISU FB

    Quote Originally Posted by EYEoftheSTORM View Post
    Id like to see who and when we are playing teams for next year... that is what im anxious for.
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    The only difference will be West Virginia coming to town the week before TCU.



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    Re: Conference realignment has been good to ISU FB

    Quote Originally Posted by dualthreat View Post
    I hope we beat both their *****. West virgina @ jack trice and Iowa state vs an overrated TCU club (next year at least)

    I think we kick *** next year. Paul Rhoads don't give a ****
    Haha, if there was a Honey Badger of coaching it'd be Rhoads.

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    Re: Conference realignment has been good to ISU FB

    Quote Originally Posted by awd4cy View Post
    I was thinking the Big 12 was waiting to finalize the new schedules in the off season?


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    Re: Conference realignment has been good to ISU FB

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman38 View Post
    I was thinking the Big 12 was waiting to finalize the new schedules in the off season?
    This is what I thought as well...

    Id have to think that WVU-ISU will take the end of year rivalry game instead of K-State. Therefore having K-State-KU finale for them.

    It at least seems like the logical thing that the XII would do.




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    Re: Conference realignment has been good to ISU FB

    Even with 12 teams (if we ever get there) there is no way we get back to an 8 game conference schedule due to TV contracts.




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