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

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFB View Post
    Anyone have link to the Matt Perrault and John Walters interview?

    Also, not going to lie, I was ******, I wanted Billy Gillispie, I am happy to eat crow.
    This supposedly is it, from the KXNO site. Not coming through for me however - at work. Maybe it'll work for others...

    http://www.kxno.com/player/?program_...er&tra=podcast



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

    I am re-watching (and obviously posting) CFH's introduction speech and there are so many things he says he will do and he has absolutely done them.


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

    I was setting up for my daughter's soccer practice when my dad called and told me. Despite his lack of experience I was immediately excited.

    The next day the first thing I heard from the office squawks was the typical jabs about him never coaching before and the whole,"How are you going to ever fire Fred Hoiberg?" I said they'll never have to for two reasons: 1. He's going to be successful; 2. If he's not, he'll step down because he loves the program that much.


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

    I'll be honest. I was a little sad. Because of the state the program was in, there I didn't believe there was any way we were going to climb out of the whole any time soon, especially with a guy that had no coaching experience. I was sad because I didn't want Fred's legacy tarnished. I also remember having a conversation with my brother. We both agreed that to have any chance at success at ISU, a coach was going to have to take risks on guys with questionable academics and/or backgrounds. We were both worried that the Mayor was way too classy to step out on that ledge.

    Good thing I'm not much of a gambler, because my predictions suck...thankfully...



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

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    I was setting up for my daughter's soccer practice when my told called and told me. Despite his lack of experience I was immediately excited.

    The next day the first thing I heard from the office squawks was the typical jabs about him never coaching before and the whole,"How are you going to ever fire Fred Hoiberg?" I said they'll never have to for two reasons: 1. He's going to be successful; 2. If he's not, he'll step down because he loves the program that much.
    Yep. He knew what he was getting into...and looking back, his demeanor points to the thinking that he wouldn't have even come here if he didn't know what he was doing.



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

    I was estatic. Having grown up in Ames and knowing the family, I knew there was no way possible Fred would fail. The dude literally just does wake up and **** excellence.


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

    I wish there was a way to listen to that show from the day he got hired


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

    I was instantly excited by the hire. I've been watching ISU basketball since the Johnny Orr days and felt this could be one of the best long term hires ISU had ever made. Greg McDermott is the only guy since Johnny I felt confident would stick around if things went well. Obviously that didn't work out. With Fred, I knew we had a keeper if he could right the ship.

    Yeah there was a little doubt for me since he didn't have any coaching experience, but I knew that Fred had been good at everything he had ever done. I figured it would only be a matter of time before he'd do the same as a coach. In retrospect it's clear Fred was smart, surrounded himself with good coaches, and went the transfer route to help build quicker. I didn't think in my wildest dreams however that he'd take us to the dance as quickly and as far as he has.

    I still remember running into a Hawk fan at a party the following fall who just tripped all over himself pointing out how bad a hire Fred was and that he had no coaching experience. Really wish I could have a chat with him again.

    I was pretty confident with the hire(I'm always a glass half full guy) and that's the word that sums up my view of Cyclone Basketball now. That's the culture shift that's occurred Chris. Even in the Johnny Orr and Larry Eustachy years, I didn't see the confidence in the program that's nearly over flowing now. We really do feel like we can take on the world and can sustain it! Fred simply reloads after each wave of graduations. Sure we're going to have disappointment eventually and I do hope we can shift to less transfers and more young players eventually, but hey Fred's got us going the right direction!



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

    "Anything/anyone is better than McD" - Cyclonenation



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

    Quote Originally Posted by brentblum View Post
    My first thought was AWESOME! My 2nd thought was, "How would you ever fire Fred Hoiberg."
    Pretty much my exact same sentiments. I remember when the search was going on, someone hinted at something like CFH and it was a "that's too good to happen" and I tempered my expectations between an "up and comer" type of coach or a boring, yet proven coach and was weighing pros/cons of each...and usually fell to the "well crap, a lot of times these things dont work out and in 3-4 years, we'd be doing this again."

    When my bro in law called me to break the news, I was VERY excited...honestly, not a hint of doubt about the lack of coaching as I had heard enough stories of his character and his intelligence to know he wouldn't pursue this if he didn't think it'd work. It actually kinda reminded me of the feeling (different, but similar) to when I heard Snyder was rehired at KSU after the Prince fall out....kinda a "don't worry guys, I got this" to the fans.



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

    I was lucky enough to be in my last Spring Semester at ISU. Went to the press conference and right as I was walking in, him and his whole family were too. The kids were all excited and Fred had a look of excitement too. It was very genuine and I was instantly excited. My whole college career was Greg McD, so I was welcoming any change, and a guy that I grew up watching? I knew he couldn't be worse than what we had.

    I obviously didn't predict we'd be talking a possible title 4-5 years later.



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    I was at a track meet. I wasn't half the fan I am now, but I was pumped. They announced it right before I ran in a race over the loud speaker. After my race all my friends came up and we talked about it. On the bus home on my piece of crap phone, I found Cyclone Fanatic and remember thinking that everyone was being a Deby Downer.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by WallenIzBallin View Post
    I found Cyclone Fanatic and remember thinking that everyone was being a Deby Downer.
    Shocking...




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

    I had zero doubts that Fred would be successful here. I never thought he would exceed my expectations, which were really high. He was born with a basketball in his hands.



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