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    Re: ESPN's Big 12 blog picks Cyclones to go winless in league

    I prefer the predictions I made in another thread any day over these ESPN clowns.



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    Re: ESPN's Big 12 blog picks Cyclones to go winless in league

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    While I think we win 1 or 2, possibly 3 games in conference (really think 2 is likely), nobody should really be surprised by the OP. We haven't done anything to change perception and if you remove yourself from the ISU fandom, 2-4 wins overall this year seems like the smart bet. I'm an ISU homer but a realist, and if forced to make a bet for either 0 wins or 5 conference wins, I'd put it on 0 as the safer of two.
    This. We have heard a lot of coach speech and are excited about all the changes, but in the end there is so much uncertainty that 2-10 could be just as realistic as 7-5. We don't know, the bloggers don't know, and quite frankly the coaches don't even know and won't really have a good idea until after the first 1-3 games. And even that may not be enough, injuries can happen at any point in the season and destroy any momentum we might/might not have built early on. Optimism is good, but these guys make a living trying to convince people they know what they are talking about. If you aren't an ISU fan, 2-10 doesn't sound to far off considering the previous 3-9 season and, on paper, everything we lost on defense. 95% of the readership would read 2-10 and think, "Meh....probably."


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    Re: ESPN's Big 12 blog picks Cyclones to go winless in league

    I can't promise we won't be last in the Big 12, but I think it's safe to say this team won't go 0-9 in the Big 12. I think we end up 2-7 in conference play, possibly 3-6.



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    Re: ESPN's Big 12 blog picks Cyclones to go winless in league

    Just beat the Bison and we can go from there.
    I don't remember a lot of teams or seasons with their FCS game being such a must-win game. We're definitely right there.


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    Re: ESPN's Big 12 blog picks Cyclones to go winless in league

    Is it basketball season yet?


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    Re: ESPN's Big 12 blog picks Cyclones to go winless in league

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Just beat the Bison and we can go from there.
    I don't remember a lot of teams or seasons with their FCS game being such a must-win game. We're definitely right there.
    Kinda feeling like 2004 all over again with the UNI opener. Feeling the same way going into this season.



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    Re: ESPN's Big 12 blog picks Cyclones to go winless in league

    Quote Originally Posted by temperflare View Post
    What are teams that have been to a BCS bowl in recent memory?
    What have they done since joining the Big 12?



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    Re: ESPN's Big 12 blog picks Cyclones to go winless in league

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    What have they done since joining the Big 12?

    They've both lost to us.


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    Re: ESPN's Big 12 blog picks Cyclones to go winless in league

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    While I think we win 1 or 2, possibly 3 games in conference (really think 2 is likely), nobody should really be surprised by the OP. We haven't done anything to change perception and if you remove yourself from the ISU fandom, 2-4 wins overall this year seems like the smart bet. I'm an ISU homer but a realist, and if forced to make a bet for either 0 wins or 5 conference wins, I'd put it on 0 as the safer of two.
    Agree, but last year was so bad, and ISU won 2 conference games. To predict that ISU wont win any conference games this season is dumb. I'm not saying I'd be shocked if it happened, but no one should predict it will.



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    Re: ESPN's Big 12 blog picks Cyclones to go winless in league

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    While I think we win 1 or 2, possibly 3 games in conference (really think 2 is likely), nobody should really be surprised by the OP. We haven't done anything to change perception and if you remove yourself from the ISU fandom, 2-4 wins overall this year seems like the smart bet. I'm an ISU homer but a realist, and if forced to make a bet for either 0 wins or 5 conference wins, I'd put it on 0 as the safer of two.
    Was that the context of the article?



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    Re: ESPN's Big 12 blog picks Cyclones to go winless in league

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    While I think we win 1 or 2, possibly 3 games in conference (really think 2 is likely), nobody should really be surprised by the OP. We haven't done anything to change perception and if you remove yourself from the ISU fandom, 2-4 wins overall this year seems like the smart bet. I'm an ISU homer but a realist, and if forced to make a bet for either 0 wins or 5 conference wins, I'd put it on 0 as the safer of two.
    I respectfully disagree. If you follow the big twelve for a living you ought to know that Paul is good for one upset and a win over KU.


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    Re: ESPN's Big 12 blog picks Cyclones to go winless in league

    This does feel like 2004, we handled UNI that day pretty well and went on to have a decent season. CPR is very good at circling the wagons. And these ESPN writers just got the attention of everyone associated with the program. Thank you ESPN.

    IIRC we have dismantled KU the last 2 years, they have a terrible head coach and we are taking the only guy that didn't stink it up in Lawerence down there that just so happens to likely have an ax to grind in front of the KU faithful. My prediction is 52-10 ISU in that game and we throw deep for a TD in the last minute of the game to rub their faces in it.



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    Re: ESPN's Big 12 blog picks Cyclones to go winless in league

    Why are there such high expectations for year 1 of Manginos offense? Offenses take time to implement and it takes more than just practice reps against a not highly thought of defense.

    He was sitting there as a TE coach at Youngstown and picked Iowa State, how long has he been away from FBS football without any other job offer? 3, 4 maybe 5 years? The expectations here are becoming asinine.



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    Re: ESPN's Big 12 blog picks Cyclones to go winless in league

    Quote Originally Posted by weR138 View Post
    I respectfully disagree. If you follow the big twelve for a living you ought to know that Paul is good for one upset and a win over KU.
    Yup, since about 30 percent of Rhoads' Big XII wins have come against Kansas in his career.



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    Re: ESPN's Big 12 blog picks Cyclones to go winless in league

    Why is this surprising? One of our wins last year, against WVU, was as lucky as you get plus we got beat by UNI. Fortunately, the Bizon this year are not anywhere as good as last year, and we get about a 95% improvement at OC. I'd be shocked if we only win 2 games this year. Of course, I'll be even more shocked if we win six games so I many not be a good judge.



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