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    Column: Paul Rhoads vows to keep things old school at Iowa State


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    Re: Column: Paul Rhoads vows to keep things old school at Iowa State

    Great column, Chris.

    I know it's fun to try to be like everyone else or have the "surprise" factor of what gear the guys could wear next week, but I respect Rhoads acknowledging it's not him and it'd be wrong to try and be something he's not.

    I think Rhoads and his staff do A LOT of other things that make it fun to be a Cyclone. I'd hope a recruit would see all of that and not 'we didn't get to wear shiny helmets' when figuring out where they'll fit in best.



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    Re: Column: Paul Rhoads vows to keep things old school at Iowa State

    “I can’t stand turning on a game and not knowing who the heck is playing,” Rhoads said.

    I have the same problem when I'm watching the NFL Draft and I can't tell if they're showing ISU or USC.


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    Re: Column: Paul Rhoads vows to keep things old school at Iowa State

    I agree with Coach, but we could improve our uniforms. The Jack Trice Throwbacks could so easily be our regular uni's. Our uniforms are fine, but boring.


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    Re: Column: Paul Rhoads vows to keep things old school at Iowa State

    Quote Originally Posted by DandyCyclone View Post
    “I can’t stand turning on a game and not knowing who the heck is playing,” Rhoads said.

    I have the same problem when I'm watching the NFL Draft and I can't tell if they're showing ISU or USC.
    Here's a quick little trick you can use to determine if it's us or USC. It's USC.



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    Re: Column: Paul Rhoads vows to keep things old school at Iowa State

    Quote Originally Posted by ThatllDoCy View Post
    The Jack Trice Throwbacks could so easily be our regular uni's.
    pretty pretty please


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    Re: Column: Paul Rhoads vows to keep things old school at Iowa State

    Sorry, but trying to be a traditionalist at a school with no tradition seems asinine to me.



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    Re: Column: Paul Rhoads vows to keep things old school at Iowa State

    If we could have white helmets with our all white away uniforms I would be a happy man



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    Re: Column: Paul Rhoads vows to keep things old school at Iowa State

    Tradition and recognition are fine when you are the Alabamas, Penn States, and Notre Dames of the college football world. I think Rhoads needs to come to terms with the obstacles that are there for ISU and be willing to pull out all of the tricks in the book to get recruits here and for the average viewer to stop for a moment to watch an ISU game.

    Because when I am flipping through games and I come across a Duke vs Wake Forest game, I am probably going to keep flipping. If one of them has a unique uniform though, I may pause for a bit to watch the game to see it better. And that team is also going to stick in my mind.

    While I respect his stance, ISU doesn't have the luxury of having that stance.



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    Re: Column: Paul Rhoads vows to keep things old school at Iowa State

    I thought the uniform things was funny. Like uniforms are what would hurt our brand, not 3 win seasons. I don't really disagree with him or care but let's not pretend we are selling the winged helmet here.


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    Re: Column: Paul Rhoads vows to keep things old school at Iowa State

    "I can't stand to ruin the tradition" hahaha good one Paul. Maybe if we are talking basketball, not football. Get over yourself.



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    Re: Column: Paul Rhoads vows to keep things old school at Iowa State

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post

    Because when I am flipping through games and I come across a Duke vs Wake Forest game, I am probably going to keep flipping. If one of them has a unique uniform though, I may pause for a bit to watch the game to see it better. And that team is also going to stick in my mind.
    I have never thought of this before but when Maryland came out with their double-image helmets I started watching a few of their games. I always stop on Oregon to see what combo they made for this week. I even watched some Baylor games to check out their unis last year. Great point!


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    Re: Column: Paul Rhoads vows to keep things old school at Iowa State

    I am on Paul's side on this. Could the uni's use a little work.... sure.

    Paul is trying to preach hard work and consistency to his players. Trying to be the flashiest team on the field does not do that. It would mix the message.

    Can wait till nike gets rid of the neon color stuff. What is with kids wearing high nike sock and sandals everywhere too?


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    Re: Column: Paul Rhoads vows to keep things old school at Iowa State

    Quote Originally Posted by BringBackJohnny View Post
    I am on Paul's side on this. Could the uni's use a little work.... sure.

    Paul is trying to preach hard work and consistency to his players. Trying to be the flashiest team on the field does not do that. It would mix the message.

    Can wait till nike gets rid of the neon color stuff. What is with kids wearing high nike sock and sandals everywhere too?
    And what's the deal with them being all over your lawn?



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    Re: Column: Paul Rhoads vows to keep things old school at Iowa State

    the uniform geeks are getting riled up!



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