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    Top Ten best moves Iowa State has made...

    1. Hire Johnny Orr
    2. Hire Johnny Majors
    3. Hire Earle Bruce
    4. Hire Jamie Pollard
    5. Hire Cael Sanderson
    6. Hire Greg McDermott
    7. Hire Gene Chizik
    8. Hire Bill Fennelly
    9. Hire Dan McCarney
    10.Fire...too many to put in here.
    I'd be interested in others thoughts



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    Re: Top Ten best moves Iowa State has made...

    I would put Jamie Pollard as #2. He has meant more to the univ than the other guys other than Johnny. Not sure I have Chizik there or not, we have looked pretty bad so far this year.


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    Re: Top Ten best moves Iowa State has made...

    a specific suggestion for your "firing" number- BRUCE VAN DE VELDE.



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    Re: Top Ten best moves Iowa State has made...

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    I would put Jamie Pollard as #2. He has meant more to the univ than the other guys other than Johnny. Not sure I have Chizik there or not, we have looked pretty bad so far this year.
    Good point on Pollard...and a couple of years from now he may be in the top spot.



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    Re: Top Ten best moves Iowa State has made...

    Quote Originally Posted by ketelmeister View Post
    Good point on Pollard...and a couple of years from now he may be in the top spot.

    He will be gone in a couple of years too..


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    Re: Top Ten best moves Iowa State has made...

    Quote Originally Posted by clonomaniac View Post
    He will be gone in a couple of years too..
    Chill out on that one, big fella.



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    Re: Top Ten best moves Iowa State has made...

    Quote Originally Posted by clonomaniac View Post
    He will be gone in a couple of years too..
    I wouldn't count on him jumping ship until he knows he has done all that he thinks we can. And there is much to be done besides hiring coaches and updating a facility here and there.

    Remember, his goal was to get every spot in the top half of the conference. He also mentioned the possibility of bring back baseball in the future. I don't think Jamie will be satisfied just because our football and basketball team may start winning games.



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    Re: Top Ten best moves Iowa State has made...

    Quote Originally Posted by clonomaniac View Post
    He will be gone in a couple of years too..
    In a way, I hope he's gone in a few years....that will mean that his master plan has worked out. I think he's doing great, and ISU is really buying into his ideas, but we must keep in mind that he's also got a lot at stake personally. If this doesn't work, then he made us spend all of this extra money and effort for not, and he'll take the blame.

    I have faith.

    Someday JP will be near the top of the list....and Chizik will be too. I would vote McCarney a little higher though....he did bring us back from the dead, now it's Chizik's job to take us to the top!



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    Re: Top Ten best moves Iowa State has made...

    You can't say that at all about Chizik or McDermott. You have to consider Eustachy for that list because of the high points that he took us.

    I might put Fennelly higher, because making people care about women's basketball is no easy task.



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    Re: Top Ten best moves Iowa State has made...

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    You can't say that at all about Chizik or McDermott. You have to consider Eustachy for that list because of the high points that he took us.

    I might put Fennelly higher, because making people care about women's basketball is no easy task.
    Yeah, I'd put the new guys lower or not on the list yet.....Eustachy and Floyd should be on there above McDermott for now. We all have faith in Cael, but let's see how he does as a long-term coach.....I think recruiting Cael out of high school should be on the list ahead of hiring him.



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    Re: Top Ten best moves Iowa State has made...

    I've got to agree about Fennelly. The man's worked a minor miracle.

    Honestly it's too early to put Chizik and McDermott on that list, although my optimism is high regarding both coaches.



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    Re: Top Ten best moves Iowa State has made...

    Here's Mine:
    1. Johnny Majors
    2. Johnny Orr
    3. Harold Nichols
    4. Gene Smith
    5. Cael Sanderson
    6. Bill Fennelly
    7. JP
    8. Earle "the" Bruce
    9. Greg Mc Dermott
    10. Maury John

    It all depends on perspective, D-Mac is no where to be found on my list. Homer I an not.



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    Re: Top Ten best moves Iowa State has made...

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone9 View Post
    We all have faith in Cael, but let's see how he does as a long-term coach
    I agree to a point, but he's already earned at least an honorable mention. imo.



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    Re: Top Ten best moves Iowa State has made...

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone9 View Post
    Yeah, I'd put the new guys lower or not on the list yet.....Eustachy and Floyd should be on there above McDermott for now. We all have faith in Cael, but let's see how he does as a long-term coach.....I think recruiting Cael out of high school should be on the list ahead of hiring him.
    Can't believe I forgot about Eustacy and Floyd..they both were great hires.



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    Re: Top Ten best moves Iowa State has made...

    I'll agree on Johnny Orr #1. Hiring him away from Michigan and then seeing him build Hilton Magic was impressive. I wish he would have had some higher finishes in the conference while he was here, but overall, pretty incredible.



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