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    Perspective

    Jim Walden 1 winning season in 8 years.- sucked to attend Iowa State at this time for football - thank God we still had Johnny

    Dan McCarney 5 winning seasons out of 11, a few high years and notables such as a Heismen nominee

    Chizik - enough said

    CPR - 3 bowl berths in five seasons, some major upsets....

    This year is hard to swallow, but give the man a break. This team is very young, has a lot of injury issues, was screwed out of a game, and there is some high talent on the way.



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    Re: Perspective

    Honestly its nothing more than entertainment. We've all been to really good movies and to really crappy movies. Every once in a while we'll walk out, but we always go back to the movies. We're watching a crappy movie now.

    AND there is always room for jello.



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    Re: Perspective

    Plus our first four conf foes are something like 12-1 right? That didnt set us up too well.
    That said, i still think Mess MUST go. We need a different kind of offensive mind in Ames.

    Edit- forgot tech lost a close one last night in norman. So our opponents have a combined 2 losses.


    Last edited by Cyhart; 10-27-2013 at 12:38 PM.

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    Re: Perspective

    Well put. The hyperventilating people need to take a hit off the brown bag and calm down. Rhoads gets a pass on this season for having so much turnover and doing in his first four years what NOBODY in school history had done in their first four. If this slide continues next season, then we talk about a replacement. Mess? A whole other story.



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    Re: Perspective

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyhart View Post
    Plus our first four conf foes are something like 12-1 right? That didnt set us up too well.
    That said, i still think Mess MUST go. We need a different kind of offensive mind in Ames.

    Edit- forgot tech lost a close one last night in norman. So our opponents have a combined 2 losses.
    Thank you for posting this. I was going to as well. We beat UT, who has gone on to beat everybody else they've played. We played poorly against TT, but we were in that game to the end. No, we're not great. Yes, this season hurts. We need some sound strategy related to offense, which we don't have. That, in itself, could have made all the difference in the first half of this season. We need an OC capable of planning and adjusting in-game.



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    Re: Perspective

    Another way to put it is....we have played no one in the bottom half of the conference yet. I just hope we have enough juice left to take advantage.


    Last edited by Cyhart; 10-27-2013 at 02:15 PM.

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    Re: Perspective

    Thank you for this thread.



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    Re: Perspective

    Without trying to be overly dramatic, I lost my brother a few weeks ago. He was a huge Cyclone fan like me. That has sure given me perspective.



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    Re: Perspective

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonestate View Post
    Without trying to be overly dramatic, I lost my brother a few weeks ago. He was a huge Cyclone fan like me. That has sure given me perspective.
    Sorry to hear that. I'm glad Fred gave him a couple of tournament wins to enjoy the last two seasons. I wish we could have given him a bowl win too.



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    Re: Perspective

    Quote Originally Posted by twistedredbird View Post
    Jim Walden 1 winning season in 8 years.- sucked to attend Iowa State at this time for football - thank God we still had Johnny

    Dan McCarney 5 winning seasons out of 11, a few high years and notables such as a Heismen nominee

    Chizik - enough said

    CPR - 3 bowl berths in five seasons, some major upsets....

    This year is hard to swallow, but give the man a break. This team is very young, has a lot of injury issues, was screwed out of a game, and there is some high talent on the way.

    You do realize that Paul Rhoads only has 1 year out of 5 with a winning record. He's on track to being the next Walden. Maybe someone needs to point that out so he wakes up and fires Courtney



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    Re: Perspective

    Quote Originally Posted by VTXCyRyD View Post
    You do realize that Paul Rhoads only has 1 year out of 5 with a winning record. He's on track to being the next Walden. Maybe someone needs to point that out so he wakes up and fires Courtney
    Was just going to post this.



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    Re: Perspective

    Rhoads and Walden are basically the same. One has a 0.33523 win percentage and the other has 0.47059. Pretty much the same.


    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    But we will now be the joke of college athletics. We can't even be entrusted to keep opposing teams safe and secure when they come to Ames anymore. What a joke. As an ISU alum, I'm completely embarrassed and ashamed.

    Football is just a stupid game. Who cares who has the better football team. It's just a game.

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    Re: Perspective

    Quote Originally Posted by VTXCyRyD View Post
    You do realize that Paul Rhoads only has 1 year out of 5 with a winning record. He's on track to being the next Walden. Maybe someone needs to point that out so he wakes up and fires Courtney
    CPR has done things Walden could never do though. Thats a definite difference. Beating a ranked team on the road every year (that streak will likely end this year), winning in Lincoln, winning in Austin, beating the #2 team, winning a bowl game. Etc.

    I completely agree about Courtney though.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyhart View Post
    Another way to put it is....we have played no one in the bottom half of the conference yet. I just hope we have enough juice left to take advantage.
    If it was just juice, we could have sent some to them from amazon. They need an OC.


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    Those things CPR has done gives us hope. Walden did not give us hope.



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