Some pretty good reading in there. A couple of the notable quotes:
Originally Posted by dinger7203
ok who was the one person who doesnt think we will beat kent state?
Originally Posted by cyinthesky
2 people think Kent State's gonna win! (gimme a break) ...or a few Hawkeye fans have weiseled their way on this board. I prefer the latter.
Originally Posted by ISUFan22
Calling someone a Hawk fan because their expectations for a season don't meet yours is just foolish - not to mention closed minded.
You've got a team that went a very ugly 4-8. Lost some key people, mainly on a very bad defense and a poor offensive line. New coaching staff. Quickly put together recruiting class.
And people that aren't predicting 7-5, 8-4 or even 6-6 type of a season are "Hawks"? Puh-lease.
I stand by my 4-5 wins for '07 and won't waiver until I see something on the field that leads me to believe otherwise. We can read all the cool articles that can possibly be written about what the new staff is doing with strength, practices, plays, etc. That's well and good and we should see improvement this year.
Yet we still have basically the same players as we did last year. Many of these guys are just not on par with the athletes they'll face on the other side of the line of scrimmage. Coaching can help close this gap, I am fully aware of such. That will take time though - keep in mind we do have a first year head coach at the helm...young players are not the only ones to expect growing pains from.
Originally Posted by cycloneworld
I think he is just being realistic. I look at our schedule and our returning offensive and defensive lines, and think there is a chance we win 2 games. Now I don't think that will happen but I think its just as likely we go 2-10 as it is 7-5.
The South is pretty much panning out how we thought but the North is completely different.
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