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    Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    Four years ago today, Fred Hoiberg was hired as Iowa State's basketball coach. I remember that day vividly. Here is my story. I'm hoping that after reading it, you all will tell yours.

    http://cyclonefanatic.com/basketball...r-anniversary/



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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    My first thought was AWESOME! My 2nd thought was, "How would you ever fire Fred Hoiberg."


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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)


    “One day we’ll be in here celebrating a Big 12 championship,” Rhoads said. “That I can promise you.”

    "I hope to coach here until I retire," Hoiberg said.
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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    When McD was hired I lamented in my belief that he wasn't Big 12 ready and we'd have to fire a native son.

    I thought Hoiberg was a home run, but not to the extent he's turned into. He's going to make ISU "Duke-like"...

    And just to be clear about my prognostication skills, I really thought Chizik was the real deal...


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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    Is there anywhere I can listen to this Walters-Perrault debate at? Sounds legendary.



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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    I think you trust your first gut instincts. I was totally against Gmac getting hired, after the speculation leading up to the announcement. I warmed up to him after his press conference here. My initial gut feeling was correct however (nice guy though)

    I didn't have that trepidation when Fred was hired. Was willing to give him 3-4 years to right the ship, so Fred has been a fantastic hire in retrospect



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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    I was really excited by his hire.
    But then again, I was excited by the hire of Chizik.
    What do I know?



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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    I'm not gonna lie, I didn't follow ISU much in High School mainly because I hadn't fully decided where I was going to go at that point of his hiring. But my initial thoughts were, well at least they have an attractive coach.


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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    Honestly at first, much like many, I was very skeptical. Everyone loves Fred, but the man had never coached before. I had my doubts, but I thought Fred might be able to win some games and he could get the fan support back into Ames. Everything Fred has done is already beyond my wildest dreams. Fred is turning Iowa State into a brand name nationally, and has done it in a very short amount of time. There will be a statue of Fred outside of Hilton Coliseum someday.



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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    I wasn't sure what to think until I heard Fred speak at the press conference. I was sold at that point. Then the Ames channel 8 news reporter interviewed me about what I thought and put my thoughts on tv.



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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    All in for hoiberg



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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    Wow. We have come a long way baby. I remember being shocked and dazed by the news but thrilled all the same. Never doubted he would be a success but never dreamed it would come so quickly.



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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    Curious what the top traffic days for this site were for and why?



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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    I thought he'd be successful if he found ways to recruit and if he hired a strong staff. His recruiting has been great and as a general rule he's had a strong backbone both from a recruiting standpoint and a coaching standpoint.



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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclones12321 View Post
    Curious what the top traffic days for this site were for and why?
    #1 has to be the Okie State game aftermath


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