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    Re: Oregon's new Football Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by cytown View Post
    Ours is nice but is very average compared to the rest of BCS caliber programs. We will never keep up with the jones's no matter how hard we tried. But for our bottom of the b12 athletic budget and donor base, its nice to actually have something to show a recruit. Wasn't even close 10 years ago.

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    Re: Oregon's new Football Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    Yea I would say ours is in the upper tier of BCS programs. I personally like Oregon's more if I was non-biased. I of course love all the Cardinal and Gold in ours.
    Obviously I'm biased but I think ours looks like it's somewhere you go to get **** done and I think Oregon's looks like a really nice health club. The bells and whistles blow ours out of the water though. I do wish we could have sprung for some of that but I think Yancy called his shots and the rest of the budget was what it was.


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    Re: Oregon's new Football Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by Tre4ISU View Post
    Obviously I'm biased but I think ours looks like it's somewhere you go to get **** done and I think Oregon's looks like a really nice health club. The bells and whistles blow ours out of the water though. I do wish we could have sprung for some of that but I think Yancy called his shots and the rest of the budget was what it was.
    Agree 100%


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    Re: Oregon's new Football Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by cytown View Post
    Ours is nice but is very average compared to the rest of BCS caliber programs. We will never keep up with the jones's no matter how hard we tried. But for our bottom of the b12 athletic budget and donor base, its nice to actually have something to show a recruit. Wasn't even close 10 years ago.
    Honest question, how many BCS facilities have you seen?



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    Re: Oregon's new Football Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by cytown View Post
    Ours is nice but is very average compared to the rest of BCS caliber programs. We will never keep up with the jones's no matter how hard we tried. But for our bottom of the b12 athletic budget and donor base, its nice to actually have something to show a recruit. Wasn't even close 10 years ago.
    This is straight up false. We've heard from multiple recruits that our weight room and football complex more than holds its own. Seneca Wallace even said our weight room would be one of the top rooms in the NFL.

    I love these threads because I love looking at stuff like this but the more I see the more I realize our football complex is right on par with the rest of the nations. Might not have ALL the bells and whistles (barber shop) but the type of recruits ISU needs will not care to much about barber shops.



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    Re: Oregon's new Football Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by Tre4ISU View Post
    Ours looks much bigger and more functional for Yancy.
    Ours is listed at 11,000 sq. ft., Oregon's is at 25,000 sq. ft.



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    Re: Oregon's new Football Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    Why does everyone say our weight room is better? Because it technically has more machines? It looks about the same size as Oregon's. Oregon's has a 40 yard electronic track too and it looks slightly smaller because of all the dark colors. I'm not knocking our weight room because it is amazing but I would say it is on par with Oregon's not any worse or better.
    I agree - our weight room certainly screams that we are a serious Div. 1 football school, but it is certainly not as big as some others. We have to do more with less at ISU - and we do a great job of it.



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    Re: Oregon's new Football Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by mustangcy View Post
    We've heard from multiple recruits that our weight room and football complex more than holds its own.
    Who are approximately as unbiased as a poster on Cyclone Fanatic.

    "Yeah...I visited Iowa State and got a scholarship offer. Thought the facilities sucked but oh well."

    Our weight room is one of the top ones in the country. There are other facilities (like this one) which blow ours out of the water. People can say the whole "These aren't the type of recruits we want if they need this pampering," to help them sleep at night but every single one is full of it. I don't care if they need a mani/pedi after the game each Saturday if they are an excellent football player. Oregon's facility might potentially win them a recruit...our facility is just going to make sure we don't lose any recruits. On a bang-for-the-buck basis we're keeping up but in the overall scheme we're still way behind (and never will catch up...and that's ok).



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    Re: Oregon's new Football Facility

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    The problem with the Oregon picture is that is only about half of it I think.


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    Re: Oregon's new Football Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    Ours is listed at 11,000 sq. ft., Oregon's is at 25,000 sq. ft.
    Yeah, that picture only shows a portion of their weight room. Though something like a 40 yard track being part of the weight room would allow them to quickly bump up that square footage. For example if you assume the 40 yard track area is 180 feet long by ten feet wide (I'm totally guessing an extra 20 yards for slowing down and for some area between the track and other equipment) you are looking at almost 2k of square footage just from that. How much else of that 25,000 square feet is similar stuff?

    I think the important difference between our facilities now and the past is that what we have is on par with what anybody else has. Sure our hot tub doesn't have a waterfall, but we're got one of comparable size. Sure our weight room doesn't have a dedicated 40 yard dash area, but we have an indoor practice facility that is on the other side of the weight room wall where that can be done in comfort year round, and so on. Our stuff might be more utilitarian, but the training and recovery opportunities our guys have are comparable to what any other BCS school offers.



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    Re: Oregon's new Football Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    Ours is listed at 11,000 sq. ft., Oregon's is at 25,000 sq. ft.
    I stand corrected. That seems a bit inefficient then with 25000 sq ft of space used like the pictures we see. The thing also costed about 50 million more than ours. I wish we had a Phil Knight.


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    Re: Oregon's new Football Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Our weight room is one of the top ones in the country. There are other facilities (like this one) which blow ours out of the water. People can say the whole "These aren't the type of recruits we want if they need this pampering," to help them sleep at night but every single one is full of it. I don't care if they need a mani/pedi after the game each Saturday if they are an excellent football player. Oregon's facility might potentially win them a recruit...our facility is just going to make sure we don't lose any recruits. On a bang-for-the-buck basis we're keeping up but in the overall scheme we're still way behind (and never will catch up...and that's ok).
    I don't disagree but I also think a lot of our improvements lately are also having a big impact in player development. A decade ago when a guy came to ISU out of high school he wouldn't have the opportunities to improve as somebody at a bigger program. Now a guy coming to ISU out of high school has the same ability to train as an athlete from any other school. The indoor practice facility and recovery facilities are as big or bigger for that as the weight room is. We still may not get five star recruits, but at least the guys we do recruit don't fall further behind every year.


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    Re: Oregon's new Football Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    The problem with the Oregon picture is that is only about half of it I think.
    Yea. That's just gotta be a small portion of it, Cuz that looks smaller than our weight room was at Wartburg.



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    Re: Oregon's new Football Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    Honest question, how many BCS facilities have you seen?
    Ours, Wisky's and Iowas. That doesn't preclude me from looking at SQFT, dollars and amenities for all BCS schools though. Ours is very nice - don't get me wrong. Its no frills though, which I really like. We don't have the $$$ for IPADs and ps4's in the lockers. But our setup is functional and a huge step forward. I will get to see Tennesse's new facility later this fall - that one I'm really looking forward to.



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