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    If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    I remember in 2002 a reporter asking DMac going into back to back against OU and UT if someone guaranteed him a split would he take it. Ultimately, he gave the coaches response of not selling his team short which I appreciated at the time. These next two games are not as daunting as those two were at the time but I still ponder if guaranteed a split over the next two games if I would take it. Would you?


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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    No. This is a different era of ISU football. Paul Rhoads has given me every reason to truly believe that ISU can win both games!


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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    Against a team we've had three straight close games against and Oklahoma State? Not a chance.

    But ask me this at the end of the month and you bet I'd take the Oklahoma/Texas split.


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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    I'd absolutely take a split. 5-2 with 5 games to go? Heck yes.



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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    Yes, I would definitely take the split


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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    Against a team we've had three straight close games against and Oklahoma State? Not a chance.

    But ask me this at the end of the month and you bet I'd take the Oklahoma/Texas split.
    This.



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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    No, because we will beat OSU I think. I think we will already have a split at minimum.



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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    Quote Originally Posted by whirlybirds View Post
    No. This is a different era of ISU football. Paul Rhoads has given me every reason to truly believe that ISU can win both games!
    The only worth while response in this thread. I share your sentiment!



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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    Absolutely not. We honestly have a chance to win the rest of our games. We had KSU and OU on the ropes last year and I think we can get them both this year. OSU, Baylor, Kansas are games we should all expect to win.


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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    Quote Originally Posted by whirlybirds View Post
    No. This is a different era of ISU football. Paul Rhoads has given me every reason to truly believe that ISU can win both games!
    This. I didn't even have to look any further. Why would you take a guaranteed loss? +1.




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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    I would take it, because I think we have very little chance of beating KSU.



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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    Probably wouldn't be too happy about it over the next couple of weeks, but at the end of the season if the split is the difference between bowling and staying home for the holidays, I'll probably look at it with a different perspective.


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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    As it is right now, I'm looking for 2 wins, no matter what.

    If it came down to bowl eligibility at the end of the year, and the split got us that, I'd be OK with it, like jdogg said.


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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    The only way I'd take a split is if that guaranteed us a conference championship, and then only if the national championship is out of the question.



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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    Taking a split means accepting a loss, and like the wise person said above, I now believe we are capable of winning any game we play in. I think this program is past being ok with losses.


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