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    Monday Musings: ISU makes another commitment toward winning in football


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    Re: Monday Musings: ISU makes another commitment toward winning in football

    I always get the impression that our S&C is pretty damn good, and this only helps.



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    Re: Monday Musings: ISU makes another commitment toward winning in football

    CW you big tease!


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    Re: Monday Musings: ISU makes another commitment toward winning in football

    Iowa State will never produce top 25 recruiting classes in football. You can write that down in permanent marker right now.
    Could have once said that about Northwestern. And Vanderbilt. Ole Miss. Oh, and Baylor....


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    Re: Monday Musings: ISU makes another commitment toward winning in football

    While cool, given the note about no longer having graduate assistants for S&C isn't this pretty much a zero sum change? We have the same number of people working in the weight room. We just are calling them something different.



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    Re: Monday Musings: ISU makes another commitment toward winning in football

    Chris Williams, 2 things I don't appreciate from your Musings,

    1. Your pessimism regarding recruiting, one never knows.

    2. The blue balls I now have thanks to the title

    Jimlad Implied. Keep up the good work.



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    Re: Monday Musings: ISU makes another commitment toward winning in football

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    While cool, given the note about no longer having graduate assistants for S&C isn't this pretty much a zero sum change? We have the same number of people working in the weight room. We just are calling them something different.
    I'd say it's quite a bit different. I know nothing about what GA's do, but the learning curve for them has to be much steeper and having to replace GA's every year versus the stability of two more full time "permanent" staff seem like positives.



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    Re: Monday Musings: ISU makes another commitment toward winning in football

    Quote Originally Posted by ribsnwhiskey View Post
    I'd say it's quite a bit different. I know nothing about what GA's do, but the learning curve for them has to be much steeper and having to replace GA's every year versus the stability of two more full time "permanent" staff seem like positives.
    This exactly. These guys will be able to stay within the program and see what does and doesn't work for each player. I'm guessing they'll play a much more strategic role than the GAs did.



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    Re: Monday Musings: ISU makes another commitment toward winning in football

    The title isn't misleading. It's only misleading if you read "makes" and think "gets".


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    Re: Monday Musings: ISU makes another commitment toward winning in football

    Quote Originally Posted by JMCato View Post
    The title isn't misleading. It's only misleading if you read "makes" and think "gets".
    The front page just says "Another Big Commitment" which could be seen as misleading.



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    Re: Monday Musings: ISU makes another commitment toward winning in football

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneVet View Post
    Chris Williams, 2 things I don't appreciate from your Musings,

    1. Your pessimism regarding recruiting, one never knows.

    2. The blue balls I now have thanks to the title

    Jimlad Implied. Keep up the good work.
    Thanks! And regarding No. 1, I hope like hell that Paul Rhoads (or any other Iowa State coach in the future) proves me wrong someday!



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    Re: Monday Musings: ISU makes another commitment toward winning in football

    Quote Originally Posted by CyArob View Post
    The front page just says "Another Big Commitment" which could be seen as misleading.
    Correct. I purposely tried to mislead the content-only folks. Attempted to spell it out for my forum buddies though. Much love my brothers.



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    Re: Monday Musings: ISU makes another commitment toward winning in football

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    Could have once said that about Northwestern. And Vanderbilt. Ole Miss. Oh, and Baylor....
    I'll give you Northwestern. Vandy and Ole Miss are in prime recruiting areas and play in the SEC. Baylor, while being Baylor, is still in Texas.



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    Re: Monday Musings: ISU makes another commitment toward winning in football

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    I'll give you Northwestern. Vandy and Ole Miss are in prime recruiting areas and play in the SEC. Baylor, while being Baylor, is still in Texas.
    Is physical proximity seriously still a recruiting tool? Waco Tx is not a destination


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    Re: Monday Musings: ISU makes another commitment toward winning in football

    Quote Originally Posted by CycoCyclone View Post
    Is physical proximity seriously still a recruiting tool? Waco Tx is not a destination
    Absolutely it is. Why do you think the Big Ten has fallen off like it has over the last decade? When the majority of college football players (SI just did a piece on this that was very interesting) are located in the southern half of the USA, the schools in the south absolutely have an advantage. No, Waco might not be West Palm Beach, but kids from Texas sure as hell know who Baylor is - much more than say, Iowa State, Kansas State or Indiana (to name a few).

    Iowa State uses "we are guaranteed to play in Texas twice a year" to recruit Texas kids. Think about what Baylor can say.



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