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    Quiet Confidence with this team...

    I know this phrase has been thrown around a lot through the Spring and into Summer camp, I am not sure I know how to take it yet. As a long time cyclone fan when camp is this quiet in the past the coach was usually try to hide the lack of talent (Mac era). I know things have changed and I truly want to believe more then anything that this team has a ton of athletic fast young talent but I just can't drink all my Koolaid, I need to sit through th UNI game. What is everyone else's take, is this all coach speak or should we all have this 'quiet confidence'???? Trust me I am. All-IN no matter what.



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    Re: Quiet Confidence with this team...

    I've gathered they are real real excited about this teams potential, but real worried about how young it is and the lack of experience. Just depends on the learning curve and how long it takes to click.



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    Re: Quiet Confidence with this team...

    Quote Originally Posted by RustShack View Post
    I've gathered they are real real excited about this teams potential, but real worried about how young it is and the lack of experience. Just depends on the learning curve and how long it takes to click.
    Great way to put it. Our staff has said we have a lot of catching up to do. Young guys with a lot to learn by game one. Last season we had a lot of older guys who "got it". They were about as good as they were going to be.



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    Re: Quiet Confidence with this team...

    IDK... my inner Cyclone, behaviorally conditioned for trauma to the groin, worries it could be the opposite. The coaches might know that it is going to have a tough year, and so might be laying the "storyline" for that tough year. IE "we lost a lot of games, but hey we have talent so come back in 2014". That's my fear for 2013. Hopefully it turns out to be unfounded fear.



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    Re: Quiet Confidence with this team...

    Quote Originally Posted by jburke View Post
    I know this phrase has been thrown around a lot through the Spring and into Summer camp, I am not sure I know how to take it yet. As a long time cyclone fan when camp is this quiet in the past the coach was usually try to hide the lack of talent (Mac era). I know things have changed and I truly want to believe more then anything that this team has a ton of athletic fast young talent but I just can't drink all my Koolaid, I need to sit through th UNI game. What is everyone else's take, is this all coach speak or should we all have this 'quiet confidence'???? Trust me I am. All-IN no matter what.
    After being a Cyclone fan for so long I refuse to make predictions until I see the first game.
    For me it is going to come down to how the offense performs.



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    Re: Quiet Confidence with this team...

    Quote Originally Posted by CascadeClone View Post
    IDK... my inner Cyclone, behaviorally conditioned for trauma to the groin, worries it could be the opposite. The coaches might know that it is going to have a tough year, and so might be laying the "storyline" for that tough year. IE "we lost a lot of games, but hey we have talent so come back in 2014". That's my fear for 2013. Hopefully it turns out to be unfounded fear.
    Coaches seemed too genuinely excited after scrimmage 2 for me to believe that's it.



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    Re: Quiet Confidence with this team...

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    After being a Cyclone fan for so long I refuse to make predictions until I see the first game.
    For me it is going to come down to how the offense performs.
    Same here. I'll make some guesses just because it's August and there isn't anything else to do but until I see us against UNI (and really until after Tulsa) I'm not going to have any kind of confidence in how good/bad/mediocre we're going to be this season.



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    Re: Quiet Confidence with this team...

    I'll be tickled to death if we go to a bowl this year, and certainly think we can. But I also think we could wind up with only 4 wins. I do feel like we are one year away from being REALLY good, and by that I mean 8+ wins.


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    Re: Quiet Confidence with this team...

    After scrimmage 2 I feel better about where we are but CPR did say we are farther behind this year now compared to last year so hopefully they can put it all together sooner rather than later


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    Re: Quiet Confidence with this team...

    Obviously, you can't replicate real game experience, so the youth can be concerning and there certainly be growing pains with that (turn overs, missed assignments, etc) and in close games that can be the dagger (and as you know, thankfully, our team has a mentality that they CAN play with anyone and we typically are in most games).

    I like Sam...can tell he is confident and ready to be a leader. We have the tools there on offense to move the ball.

    As for defense, young...but hungry.

    I've talked with some of the players and they are "all in" in regards to putting in the time in the weight room and film room and from what I hear, each class is further ahead than those before them.



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    Re: Quiet Confidence with this team...

    90% of what coaches are spitting out is coach speak. The other 10% is related to position battles, that much we can believe to be true.



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    Re: Quiet Confidence with this team...

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    After being a Cyclone fan for so long I refuse to make predictions until I see the first game.
    For me it is going to come down to how the offense performs.
    This x 1000. The past several times we've played UNI we've been manhandled at the LOS on both sides of the ball. If we are running for 1-2 yards on first down again I'll have seen everything I need to know.


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    Re: Quiet Confidence with this team...

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    This x 1000. The past several times we've played UNI we've been manhandled at the LOS on both sides of the ball. If we are running for 1-2 yards on first down again I'll have seen everything I need to know.
    here's to hoping the days of sweating out a victory against uni are behind us.



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    Re: Quiet Confidence with this team...

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    This x 1000. The past several times we've played UNI we've been manhandled at the LOS on both sides of the ball. If we are running for 1-2 yards on first down again I'll have seen everything I need to know.
    I really feel like Coach K, with his pistol expertise, will have the O-line fine-tuned to open holes for the RBs.


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    Re: Quiet Confidence with this team...

    See....stuff like this, I try to avoid thinking about. It only makes the next 11 days,8 hours and 42 minutes go by that much more slowly......come on August 31st!!!



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