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    Is there a reason NOT to fire

    Messingham?

    This thread is dedicated to the exploration of our OC's employment. I would like to see some reasoning regarding why CM should be retained. This isn't a meltdown thread so post one-liners elsewhere.

    In my opinion CM should be removed immediately. If you think I'm wrong please explain why in detail. Again, I'd like to facilitate some thoughtful discourse here and am willing to listen to reasons for keeping Messingham...currently I see none.


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    Re: Is there a reason NOT to fire

    Others asked what they wanted to here from CPR during the post game presser: for me something about CM is on the hot seat would have been fine with me.

    I got no reason to keep him.



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    Re: Is there a reason NOT to fire

    We're hoping that having a pitiful offense makes the Big 10 decide that we'd be a great fit for their conference.



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    Re: Is there a reason NOT to fire

    I can't see one reason for keeping him. They won't do it during the season, just because, but they could take his play calling duties away and basically cut his testicles off. If I was CPR last night, I would have lit a fire under that offensive staff.


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    Re: Is there a reason NOT to fire

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    We're hoping that having a pitiful offense makes the Big 10 decide that we'd be a great fit for their conference.
    The MAC/MWC is salivating already.


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    Re: Is there a reason NOT to fire

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
    Others asked what they wanted to here from CPR during the post game presser: for me something about CM is on the hot seat would have been fine with me.

    I got no reason to keep him.
    It's not unheard of for coordinators to be fired mid-season. IMO if PR wants to send a message that ISU is about winning he should fire him. That will get the attention of every coach on the staff. Part of the job of a D1 HC is firing people.


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    Re: Is there a reason NOT to fire

    I think CPR is too loyal to some of his coaches. Bleil comes to mind as does Messingham.



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    Re: Is there a reason NOT to fire

    Quote Originally Posted by weR138 View Post
    Part of the job of a D1 HC is firing people.
    The achilles heel of a D1 HC is keeping your buddies on staff too long. Hopefully CPR doesn't make that mistake.




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    Re: Is there a reason NOT to fire

    Quote Originally Posted by CyArob View Post
    I think CPR is too loyal to some of his coaches. Bleil comes to mind as does Messingham.
    So, do you see a reason NOT to fire them?


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    Re: Is there a reason NOT to fire

    Because i'm not sure we'll ever have a more apt nickname for an offensive coordinator, so at least we've got that going for us.



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    Re: Is there a reason NOT to fire

    Based on what was said, I think one can infer that Mess IS, in fact, on the hot seat at this point. From a PR, standpoint that's how it is done. Rhoads is openly questioning the playcalling and how the offense is being run - that's all that needs to be said. That's about as close as a head coach can come to saying "The offensive coordinator is on thin ice." Sturdy and Klenakis have both been OCs in D1 programs. I read it as Rhoads indicating his finger in on the trigger. I think Mess has one game left and maybe two to show he's not incompetent.



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    Re: Is there a reason NOT to fire

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    The achilles heel of a D1 HC is keeping your buddies on staff too long. Hopefully CPR doesn't make that mistake.
    IMO he already has. Besides being a good coach I heard that Earle Bruce was a real dick. I'd rather win with an HC who dealt with poor performance than lose one who won't. Don't forget what we're paying PR...


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    Re: Is there a reason NOT to fire

    At this point I'd rather just hire Seneca Wallace to come in and call the plays.


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    Re: Is there a reason NOT to fire

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclophile1 View Post
    Sturdy and Klenakis have both been OCs in D1 programs. I read it as Rhoads indicating his finger in on the trigger.
    I've thought of this too.




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    Re: Is there a reason NOT to fire

    IMO you do not fire after one game. Privately CM is given notice he is on the hot seat. And CPR should give notice that Wimberly be used on KO's. Notice should also be given that we need to improve play calling and stretch the field. Pitiful performance on offense and defense. Pitiful game plan. Only bright side is the reduced threat of CPR and the rest of the coaches being hired away.



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