Page 1 of 6 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 79
  1. #1
    Rookie
    Points: 6,075, Level: 23
    Level completed: 5%, Points required for next Level: 475
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    3 months registered5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    reservation lake, mn
    Posts
    513
    Points
    6,075
    Level
    23
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 15
    Given: 0

    watched most of dan's ntsu game last night ...

    don't mean this to be anything but an observation that he's still a very solid coach. his team last night played tough as nails, solid defense, and just like i remember yours when he was in ames. so, wth was he let go?




  2. #2
    Starter
    Points: 31,514, Level: 54
    Level completed: 61%, Points required for next Level: 436
    Overall activity: 12.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    690
    Points
    31,514
    Level
    54
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 32
    Given: 18

    Re: watched most of dan's ntsu game last night ...

    Quote Originally Posted by surly View Post
    don't mean this to be anything but an observation that he's a very solid coach. his team last night played tough as nails, solid defense and just like i remember yours when he was in ames. wth was he let go?
    Big XII > Conference USA



  3. #3
    All-Star
    Points: 36,095, Level: 58
    Level completed: 54%, Points required for next Level: 555
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered25000 Experience Points
    Cyclonin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    1,702
    Points
    36,095
    Level
    58
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 98
    Given: 346

    Re: watched most of dan's ntsu game last night ...

    I think we had ran out of his commemorative coins, and it was time to print new ones. It then so happened that Eugene Chizik became a "commodity" in the CFB world. When you can go 5-19 in 2 years, how can you pass that up?



  4. #4
    Speechless
    Points: 401,243, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 20.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    alarson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    20,844
    Points
    401,243
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 120
    Given: 41

    Re: watched most of dan's ntsu game last night ...

    Quote Originally Posted by surly View Post
    don't mean this to be anything but an observation that he's still a very solid coach. his team last night played tough as nails, solid defense, and just like i remember yours when he was in ames. so, wth was he let go?

    This topic will end well.

    His last 4 seasons included 2 debacles, and 2 seasons where the north title was ours for the taking but we ****** it away. Fans were bailing.

    Chizik sucked, but he sold a LOT of season tickets. It got the train rolling (and rhoads continued it) on people buying season tickets that has continued to today's sellout season tickets. That doesnt happen if mccarney stays after the 2006 disaster.



  5. #5
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 4,812, Level: 20
    Level completed: 41%, Points required for next Level: 238
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points3 months registered

    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    323
    Points
    4,812
    Level
    20
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 12
    Given: 5

    Re: watched most of dan's ntsu game last night ...

    I'm not so sure that CPR will win 4 more games the rest of this year and next. I can actually see a coach getting a pass going 5-19 in year 1 and 2 but not years 5 and 6.



  6. #6
    Pro
    Points: 54,492, Level: 72
    Level completed: 30%, Points required for next Level: 1,058
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    intrepid27's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Marion, IA
    Posts
    2,461
    Points
    54,492
    Level
    72
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 13
    Given: 17

    Re: watched most of dan's ntsu game last night ...

    Dan is a great coach and helped elevate ISU football a great deal. I will always thank him for that.

    However he had momentum going in to a 3 year span when the Big XII North was VERY soft and winnable and he could not capitalize. Epic fail IMHO.

    Yes, CPR is having a tough season but he has elevated recruiting, excitement, and until recently the level of play. Dan had 12 years to win games like TX on the road and #2 Okie St at home and could never seem to do it.



  7. #7
    Pro
    Points: 96,756, Level: 96
    Level completed: 86%, Points required for next Level: 294
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    FDWxMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    2,142
    Points
    96,756
    Level
    96
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5
    Given: 5

    Re: watched most of dan's ntsu game last night ...

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    This topic will end well.

    His last 4 seasons included 2 debacles, and 2 seasons where the north title was ours for the taking but we ****** it away. Fans were bailing.

    Chizik sucked, but he sold a LOT of season tickets. It got the train rolling (and rhoads continued it) on people buying season tickets that has continued to today's sellout season tickets. That doesnt happen if mccarney stays after the 2006 disaster.
    I probably agree, this coming from someone who wasn't exactly sold at the time on making the change.

    Change was probably necessary, things had gone stale, and a switch provides a jolt. It didn't exactly come off smoothly with the Chizik debacle, but it has smoothed over since.

    That said, there are plenty on this board that seem to run down McCarney for his failures and frankly portray him as a failure, when in reality he basically saved the program.

    If he had been fired before turning things around, that probably would have sealed the deal on ISU football.



  8. #8
    Pro
    Points: 54,718, Level: 72
    Level completed: 45%, Points required for next Level: 832
    Overall activity: 22.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    3,454
    Points
    54,718
    Level
    72
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: watched most of dan's ntsu game last night ...

    nice thread. Should end well.



  9. #9
    Rookie
    Points: 6,075, Level: 23
    Level completed: 5%, Points required for next Level: 475
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    3 months registered5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    reservation lake, mn
    Posts
    513
    Points
    6,075
    Level
    23
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 15
    Given: 0

    Re: watched most of dan's ntsu game last night ...

    well, i understand the feelings here, i guess. but man, he's so bill snyderesque. and his teams play so hard and seem so well schooled. first, i'd watched him since isu days and was taken with how well they played. they may win the league and certainly will go bowling.



  10. #10
    Pro
    Points: 38,263, Level: 60
    Level completed: 35%, Points required for next Level: 787
    Overall activity: 31.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    3,025
    Points
    38,263
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 100
    Given: 28

    Re: watched most of dan's ntsu game last night ...

    Dan was a good coach and was good in Ames, but I think he had gotten the program as far as he could. He had a couple chances at Big 12 north titles he never took advantage of and I do think it was the right decision to let go of him. Chizik however was the wrong hire. I still have faith Rhoads can get Iowa State consistently to a level that McCarney never could, but obviously we'll still have to wait and see.



  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 152,062, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    weR138's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    7,281
    Points
    152,062
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8
    Given: 3

    Re: watched most of dan's ntsu game last night ...

    Quote Originally Posted by surly View Post
    don't mean this to be anything but an observation that he's still a very solid coach. his team last night played tough as nails, solid defense, and just like i remember yours when he was in ames. so, wth was he let go?

    Why do you care? And why don't you troll somewhere else.


    RIP Janice
    b. April 2012 d. April 2012
    9 posts
    May perpetual light shine upon him.

  12. #12
    Pro
    Points: 54,718, Level: 72
    Level completed: 45%, Points required for next Level: 832
    Overall activity: 22.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    3,454
    Points
    54,718
    Level
    72
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: watched most of dan's ntsu game last night ...

    Quote Originally Posted by surly View Post
    well, i understand the feelings here, i guess. but man, he's so bill snyderesque. and his teams play so hard and seem so well schooled. first, i'd watched him since isu days and was taken with how well they played. they may win the league and certainly will go bowling.
    Nice troll

    There is NO way you watched all of these Dan the man teams and made that statement.

    You don't finish last in the confernce 6 times in 12 years, including years 9 and 12, if that were truly the case.



  13. #13
    Rookie
    Points: 6,075, Level: 23
    Level completed: 5%, Points required for next Level: 475
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    3 months registered5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    reservation lake, mn
    Posts
    513
    Points
    6,075
    Level
    23
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 15
    Given: 0

    Re: watched most of dan's ntsu game last night ...

    i'm not trolling. i was making an observation(s) about a coach i admire and who used to drive us nuts. i'll leave it at that.



  14. #14
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 55,565, Level: 73
    Level completed: 1%, Points required for next Level: 1,485
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    pulse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,523
    Points
    55,565
    Level
    73
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 14
    Given: 12

    Re: watched most of dan's ntsu game last night ...

    It's simple, JP said it himself (listen people). The fanbase had lost hope. It became clear to every fan we werent going any further with him.



  15. #15
    Addict
    Points: 169,480, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Clark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Ottumwa
    Posts
    8,477
    Points
    169,480
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 51
    Given: 11

    Re: watched most of dan's ntsu game last night ...

    Quote Originally Posted by intrepid27 View Post
    Dan is a great coach and helped elevate ISU football a great deal. I will always thank him for that.

    However he had momentum going in to a 3 year span when the Big XII North was VERY soft and winnable and he could not capitalize. Epic fail IMHO.

    Yes, CPR is having a tough season but he has elevated recruiting, excitement, and until recently the level of play. Dan had 12 years to win games like TX on the road and #2 Okie St at home and could never seem to do it.
    CPR hasn't really elevated recruiting. Danny Mac had some pretty good recruiting classes for ISU. It was the right move to move on from Mac though.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 06:00 PM