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    The sky is falling...NOT!

    As much as I was upset with the play our team has had this past year not to mention at the Liberty Bowl, I for one am not going to fall prey to the "SKY IS FALLING" efforts that some are putting forth.

    I figure it this way, we could be worse off than we are now. Would you all like to have back cheezit and his personality? CPR has brought back pride to this program (which was totally lacking for a very long time) and as much as the next guy I'd like to see more improvement but it takes time to build programs like the one at Iowa State.

    Johnny Majors was dead on when he said during his interview that 'this is a coaching graveyard' but also stated that CPR is the right man for the job and I believe that he still is the right man for the job.

    This post will get a lot of negative replies to it, but I'm a big boy and can take it...fire away!


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    Re: The sky is falling...NOT!




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    Re: The sky is falling...NOT!

    With the talent on this team, we should've won 8 or 9 games this year. Then again, their were a few games we could've lost (example, Iowa had multiple times they could've scored but O'Keefed it up.)

    The reason we lost this game is because 75% of our players forgot basic fundamentals. Catching a ball before you start running, how to kick a fricken ball through the field goal, and how to make a simple tackle.

    Oh, and our o-line was terrible.

    But I trust Rhoads. We will be back bowling next year. We will win 4 Big XII games. And he's going to continue making the talent level better here at Iowa State.

    But at next years bowl game, he needs to make sure Messingham is awake, and the players are there to play for 60 minutes, not 15.


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    Re: The sky is falling...NOT!

    Quote Originally Posted by brother bob View Post
    As much as I was upset with the play our team has had this past year not to mention at the Liberty Bowl, I for one am not going to fall prey to the "SKY IS FALLING" efforts that some are putting forth.

    I figure it this way, we could be worse off than we are now. Would you all like to have back cheezit and his personality? CPR has brought back pride to this program (which was totally lacking for a very long time) and as much as the next guy I'd like to see more improvement but it takes time to build programs like the one at Iowa State.

    Johnny Majors was dead on when he said during his interview that 'this is a coaching graveyard' but also stated that CPR is the right man for the job and I believe that he still is the right man for the job.

    This post will get a lot of negative replies to it, but I'm a big boy and can take it...fire away!
    sky would be falling if we were 10th in the conference. But since we finished 9th things seem downright peachy.



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    Re: The sky is falling...NOT!

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    Now, THAT's FUNNY!

    Thanks for the laugh. My son just shook his head and walked away as I showed it to him.


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    Re: The sky is falling...NOT!

    Majors said that it used to be a coaching graveyard..



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    Re: The sky is falling...NOT!

    Considering we've finished with a below .500 record for 3 years and our recruiting is moving up a lot, I think we're fine. QB play can only get better with Jantz leaving.


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    Re: The sky is falling...NOT!

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCubswin View Post
    With the talent on this team, we should've won 8 or 9 games this year. Then again, their were a few games we could've lost (example, Iowa had multiple times they could've scored but O'Keefed it up.)

    The reason we lost this game is because 75% of our players forgot basic fundamentals. Catching a ball before you start running, how to kick a fricken ball through the field goal, and how to make a simple tackle.

    Oh, and our o-line was terrible.

    But I trust Rhoads. We will be back bowling next year. We will win 4 Big XII games. And he's going to continue making the talent level better here at Iowa State.

    But at next years bowl game, he needs to make sure Messingham is awake, and the players are there to play for 60 minutes, not 15.
    What talent? Not much at WR, OL, QB, or DL.



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    Re: The sky is falling...NOT!

    Quote Originally Posted by CyArob View Post
    What talent? Not much at WR, OL, QB, or DL.
    We had talent at the DT spot. Our DEs are abysmal, and you forgot about RB. None of the RBS would start for a single team in the Big 12, and I think only KU would use any as a second string guy.



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    Re: The sky is falling...NOT!

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    Terrible game, I'm imagining your souvenir looking something like this.





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    Re: The sky is falling...NOT!

    I am kind of curious about what's wrong with Kirby. What happened to that booming leg over the last third of the season or so?




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    Re: The sky is falling...NOT!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    I am kind of curious about what's wrong with Kirby. What happened to that booming leg over the last third of the season or so?
    I think the idea was to make Watts fair catch or get a roll. He is a dangerous returner.



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    Re: The sky is falling...NOT!

    You have to love the eternal optimists. Even if we were to only win 2 games, they'd still be here with their positive spin talking about how it could be worse.



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    Re: The sky is falling...NOT!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesince78 View Post
    You have to love the eternal optimists. Even if we were to only win 2 games, they'd still be here with their positive spin talking about how it could be worse.
    Well technically they would be correct. Winning 1 game in a season is worse then winning 2 games in a season.



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