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    Chizik...a spin-doctor? huh?

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    Story on Chizik recruiting and opinions by National recruiting editor.



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    Re: Chizik...a spin-doctor? huh?

    A true spin doctor won't admit that he's spinning something, no matter how obvious it is. I'm confident that Chizik will recruit well, and I like his honesty about it.



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    Re: Chizik...a spin-doctor? huh?

    Being honest about it is better than lying to them. We've already got players who quit early on the field, do we want more that will quit early because they feel like theyve been lied to?



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    Re: Chizik...a spin-doctor? huh?

    Top 40 class? That's encouraging...



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    Re: Chizik...a spin-doctor? huh?

    It is what it is. No reason to blow any smoke.



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    Re: Chizik...a spin-doctor? huh?

    Actually a true spin doctor in our case is only making Ames Iowa seem like an option - when everything is shouting IT'S NOT. The only "spin" is selling a kid on a program that has sucked for the lion's share of a century. Spinning that it's a good place to come play. If you have a good prospect it's not spinning saying "you'll play right away" in Iowa State's case. It is more a "reality of the situation."



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    Re: Chizik...a spin-doctor? huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Top 40 class? That's encouraging...
    Interesting. What year is that for? Next year?



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    Re: Chizik...a spin-doctor? huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by kberyldial View Post
    Actually a true spin doctor in our case is only making Ames Iowa seem like an option - when everything is shouting IT'S NOT. The only "spin" is selling a kid on a program that has sucked for the lion's share of a century. Spinning that it's a good place to come play. If you have a good prospect it's not spinning saying "you'll play right away" in Iowa State's case. It is more a "reality of the situation."
    Tell your sister Debbie Downer hello for me.



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    Re: Chizik...a spin-doctor? huh?

    Top 40? That's a beginning, but, only a beginning - we need to do better. It will still require superior coaching to win - we're in a conference with 8-10 teams in or near the top 40 - everyone trying to do what we're trying to do - and with a head start.


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    Re: Chizik...a spin-doctor? huh?

    However he sells its fine with me. As long as we get them and start winning. Snarf



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    Re: Chizik...a spin-doctor? huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4429 mcc View Post
    Tell your sister Debbie Downer hello for me.
    Just trying to tell it like it is. You'll get no spin from me either. We can't lean on all the Conference titles we have, bowl game streaks, bowl game wins, BCS bowls, Top 25 finishes, etc, etc. Sh*#, do you realize that Shaggy's game winning kick against Iowa this year was just our 2nd game winning kick EVER! This according to the FSN telecast. So what do we have? Immediate playing time for kids talented enough to come get it. That's about it. Oh, and apparently an occasional trip to the Nevada Public Pool. No where in my post did I say it won't work.



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    Re: Chizik...a spin-doctor? huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by BenEClone View Post
    Top 40? That's a beginning, but, only a beginning - we need to do better. It will still require superior coaching to win - we're in a conference with 8-10 teams in or near the top 40 - everyone trying to do what we're trying to do - and with a head start.
    We will never have a top 20 recruiting class and we have been getting 50-60... Top 40 would be a HUGE step...



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    Re: Chizik...a spin-doctor? huh?

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    Re: Chizik...a spin-doctor? huh?

    do you realize that Shaggy's game winning kick against Iowa this year was just our 2nd game winning kick EVER! This according to the FSN telecast.

    Funny thing is I can remember at least 4 game winning FG's that the Clones didn't make, and it isn't that long ago.



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    Re: Chizik...a spin-doctor? huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCloned View Post
    do you realize that Shaggy's game winning kick against Iowa this year was just our 2nd game winning kick EVER! This according to the FSN telecast.

    Funny thing is I can remember at least 4 game winning FG's that the Clones didn't make, and it isn't that long ago.
    I shouldn't have to say this but it was the second EVER MADE to win a game at Iowa State. I think we all remember the others.



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