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    Farewell ISU

    It has been a great seven seasons. Thanks for all the support you have given my son TJ. I will miss the trips to Ames and the wonderful friends I made there. At heart, I will always be a Cyclone fan. Thanks also to GMac, Fred, and Jamie for giving TJ the opportunity to pursue his dream. This has been a great ride. Cyclone fans are the greatest and most loyal fans in college sports.

    All best to you and your teams in the future!

    Tom Otzelberger


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    Re: Farewell ISU

    Thanks for posting! It was nice chatting with you at the hotel in Louisville last year! Wish TJ the best of luck!


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    Your son was a huge part of our programs turnaround, you should be proud!



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    TJ is awesome and will be sorely missed. I wish him the best in all he does.



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    We appreciate his hand in rebuilding the team, and I personally hope he finds success as a head coach somewhere. I'm sure Hilton would love to have you if you're ever in the area. Go clones.



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    Otz has been great. Hopefully he becomes a division 1 head coach real soon.



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    Re: Farewell ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by PsychedClone View Post
    I will miss the trips to Ames and the wonderful friends I made there.
    No one says it has to stop Tom. Don't let this be a Taylor Swift song (sorry Chris).



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    Great post. It's a hard loss that I think fans will be feeling for a while, but only because TJ did such great work at ISU. Definitely wish him the best!



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    Tom, you've done well by raising a good man. TJ has a great future ahead of him. I'm looking forward to seeing him bring a team into Hilton someday as a head coach.



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    Re: Farewell ISU

    Thanks for the post Tom, we will miss TJ for sure as he was such a great asset to the university and the community!



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    Tough loss but I think everyone understands why he did it and that it will benefit his resume in the long run. Can't wait for Otz to get his own program someday so we can all cheer him on!



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    Congratulations on TJ's and your next adventure in life! May the wind always be at your back!




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    Re: Farewell ISU

    Whoever decides to hire TJ as a head coach is going to be very happy.

    This is the first time I think Ive ever actually been pretty bummed out about an ISU assistant coach leaving.



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    Re: Farewell ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by PsychedClone View Post
    It has been a great seven seasons. Thanks for all the support you have given my son TJ. I will miss the trips to Ames and the wonderful friends I made there. At heart, I will always be a Cyclone fan. Thanks also to GMac, Fred, and Jamie for giving TJ the opportunity to pursue his dream. This has been a great ride. Cyclone fans are the greatest and most loyal fans in college sports.

    All best to you and your teams in the future!

    Tom Otzelberger
    I remember chatting with you quickly in Boston at the National League of Cities conference--was nice to see a Cyclone there! You have a great son, and glad to see that you are so proud of him. I hope that I am and will be as proud of my sons as you are of TJ! Although we'll miss him and wish he was here, we wish him nothing but the best--great guy from what I know. Thanks for the kind note!



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    Quote Originally Posted by cyco2000 View Post
    I remember chatting with you quickly in Boston at the National League of Cities conference--was nice to see a Cyclone there! You have a great son, and glad to see that you are so proud of him. I hope that I am and will be as proud of my sons as you are of TJ! Although we'll miss him and wish he was here, we wish him nothing but the best--great guy from what I know. Thanks for the kind note!
    I remember the surprise of seeing a fellow Clone out there. It was nice talking to you.


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