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    ESPN impressions from opening weekend

    2013 NCAA tournament -- Lasting impressions from the opening weekend of the NCAA tournament - ESPN

    Eamon Brennan was very complimentary to the Cyclones.

    3. Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg is really good at his job. There already have been plenty of reasons to think highly of Hoiberg in the three years since he took over at ISU: his ability to coalesce a roster full of transfers (and to take advantage of college basketball's highly active transfer market in the first place) into a real team; his ability to get complicated Royce White to put up the best year of basketball in his life; his highly impressive per-possession statistics, including post-timeout points per possession, a statistic in which his team led the nation in 2011-12. But if you weren't already impressed, Sunday should have helped you along. The Cyclones not only were one of the best 10 offensive teams in the country this season but also were one of the most entertaining, playing a five-out style that was as thrilling as it was effective. On Sunday, they took one of the best (and hottest) teams in the country to the wire, and had Craft not made the first 3 he attempted all game at the buzzer, they would have had a chance to win the game in overtime. The Cyclones are more than relevant again, and Hoiberg is very methodically -- and calmly -- making it so.



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    Re: ESPN impressions from opening weekend

    Thanks for the link.

    I think Fred is the next big thing in college coaching. I really do.



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    Re: ESPN impressions from opening weekend

    Freddieball can't be contained, and people are noticing.


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
    Make this one for the ages!




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    Re: ESPN impressions from opening weekend

    Great summary and pub for the program. The rest of the country is finding out why we love Freddy ball.



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    Re: ESPN impressions from opening weekend

    Just thinking about the exposure a sweet 16 birth would've gotten us plus the higher than usual chances of advancing to the EE and FF make me want to just go crawl in a hole and not move.

    But on the bright side the same thing that would make it that beneficial is what has made it such a great story even for a team who only made the top 32.



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    Re: ESPN impressions from opening weekend

    Hoiball is the best I have seen in ages.



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    Re: ESPN impressions from opening weekend

    I feel like I say it a lot, but the attention he gets from the national media is something special. He's a star. And to think it took a lot of guts for Jamie to make the move to hire him.

    And the crazy part is that even if he wasn't as good at his job as he is, he'd probably be getting some positive attention anyway. Just because he is Fred and a person can't help but like him.



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    Re: ESPN impressions from opening weekend

    Stay with me here...

    Growing up in Iowa without a pro football team, and raised by an Alabama grad, my favorite football player was Alabama linebacker Cornelius Bennett. When he ended up playing for the Buffalo Bills, that became my NFL team.

    This was a few years before they made their run of four Super Bowl losses in a row. They were making the playoffs, but losing to the good teams at the time, Denver, Cleveland, Cincinnati. When they finally got into the Super Bowl, it felt that much better because they had to make it there in baby steps.

    Iowa State basketball right now feels to me about where Buffalo Bills football was in 1987. We are on the cusp of something big, and we are putting the final pieces into place to take a huge step forward and become a dominant force in college basketball. Great things are in store for all of us, Cyclone fans.



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    Re: ESPN impressions from opening weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by jsb View Post
    I feel like I say it a lot, but the attention he gets from the national media is something special. He's a star. And to think it took a lot of guts for Jamie to make the move to hire him.

    And the crazy part is that even if he wasn't as good at his job as he is, he'd probably be getting some positive attention anyway. Just because he is Fred and a person can't help but like him.
    I agree. He was a star because of his basketball career, along with his personality and being ridiculously photogenic, but now he is a star because he's obviously a great coach. It's one hell of a hometown boy makes good story.



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    Re: ESPN impressions from opening weekend

    Next Step: Sign a 5-star player. That is what it is going to take to get to the next level.

    Rashad, hope you read this article along with all the others being written about Fred & the ISU program. Fred will maximize and showcase your skills for the NBA. (And, we're close to home so your family can see you play.)


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    Re: ESPN impressions from opening weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Freddieball can't be contained, and people are noticing.
    It takes ref action to keep them out of contention for championships.



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    Re: ESPN impressions from opening weekend

    Anyone questioning Freddie's ability as a coach can now officially STFU and KMA.

    LET ME MAYOR COACH. FOREVER.



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    Re: ESPN impressions from opening weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I agree. He was a star because of his basketball career, along with his personality and being ridiculously photogenic, but now he is a star because he's obviously a great coach. It's one hell of a hometown boy makes good story.
    Yep, I know the media loves him. He's not a jerk. Many coaches are (even the good ones). He also bites his tongue...but if you listen to him, he has a lot of humor he subtly lets through as well.

    Again, a nice guy doesn't always go far...but he's nice AND a very smart person and I think that combo is pretty huge and will pay off....oh, and he's got cred too....a SNIFF at the NBA is every kids dream, CFH was there 10 yrs!



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    Re: ESPN impressions from opening weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by klamath632 View Post
    Stay with me here...

    Growing up in Iowa without a pro football team, and raised by an Alabama grad, my favorite football player was Alabama linebacker Cornelius Bennett. When he ended up playing for the Buffalo Bills, that became my NFL team.

    This was a few years before they made their run of four Super Bowl losses in a row. They were making the playoffs, but losing to the good teams at the time, Denver, Cleveland, Cincinnati. When they finally got into the Super Bowl, it felt that much better because they had to make it there in baby steps.

    Iowa State basketball right now feels to me about where Buffalo Bills football was in 1987. We are on the cusp of something big, and we are putting the final pieces into place to take a huge step forward and become a dominant force in college basketball. Great things are in store for all of us, Cyclone fans.
    So Iowa State is going to get to four straight championship games the next few years and lose them all?


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