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    Blame Bruce for the current football scheduling

    Quotes from Jamie Pollard and Paul Rhoads.

    http://cyclonefanatic.com/football/news/blame-bruce/



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    Re: Blame Bruce for the current football scheduling

    Dump the Iowa game. It's just holding the program back, what benefits it had are now gone and needs to be dropped.



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    Re: Blame Bruce for the current football scheduling

    Wasn't our SOS in the 40's or something like that last year? Shouldn't be a whole lot different this year. Guess I don't need to do any blaming.



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    Re: Blame Bruce for the current football scheduling

    Adapt or perish, C-dubs.




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    Re: Blame Bruce for the current football scheduling

    Blaming an AD who didn't have the foresight to predict football strength of schedule a decade in the future seems about right.



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    Re: Blame Bruce for the current football scheduling

    Almost as much fun as blaming McDermott.


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    Re: Blame Bruce for the current football scheduling

    I'm one of the biggest BVDV detractors out there, but how exactly is this his fault?

    The one example cited (SJSU) was scheduled by Pollard. The fact we're playing UNI six more times in the next nine years was scheduled by Pollard.

    The headline of the article doesn't match up with its content. Yeah, teams we're playing now were scheduled by Bruce, but the only one that has really bit us was Utah in 2010, and we ended up canceling the second game due to scheduling difficulties for both schools.



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    Re: Blame Bruce for the current football scheduling

    Quote Originally Posted by mustangcy View Post
    Dump the Iowa game. It's just holding the program back, what benefits it had are now gone and needs to be dropped.
    How is a game that ISU has won 40% of the time in the last 10 seasons, 53% in the last 15, holding the program back?



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    Re: Blame Bruce for the current football scheduling

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    How is a game that ISU has won 40% of the time in the last 10 seasons, 53% in the last 15, holding the program back?
    Wow just over half we should be so proud!

    Dump Iowa, find someone to beat up on and get that percentage into the 90s and we have one more win pretty much every year. When you can just barely scratch 6 wins a season as it is to get to a no name bowl you have to do whatever it takes to get there. ISU is not doing that by taking a 50/50 chance against Iowa when you have the B12 schedule that we can't yet compete in.

    Need Ws folks.



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    Re: Blame Bruce for the current football scheduling

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    How is a game that ISU has won 40% of the time in the last 10 seasons, 53% in the last 15, holding the program back?
    Would we have made a bowl game in 2010 if we had played Georgia St. instead of Iowa? Yes - we would have. Will we win this year? No. Could that make a difference in playing in a bowl? Yes.

    It's time ISU stops falling back on late 90's and early 00's records against Iowa. We've lost that game more times than not in the last several years and at best it will be a 50/50 game. We need a 90/10 game in the non conference. It has nothing to do with it being Iowa. ISU just simply can't afford playing a BCS level team in the non con...especially one it has to play on the road every other year. There is a reason that no other teams in ISU's boat does that.



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    Re: Blame Bruce for the current football scheduling

    Quote Originally Posted by mustangcy View Post
    Dump the Iowa game. It's just holding the program back, what benefits it had are now gone and needs to be dropped.
    How exactly is playing another power 5 program "holding us back"? How about we stop complaining about playing strong teams and put on our big boy pants.

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    Re: Blame Bruce for the current football scheduling

    Quote Originally Posted by superman_101680 View Post
    Blaming an AD who didn't have the foresight to predict football strength of schedule a decade in the future seems about right.
    I thought the blame was being cast on Earle Bruce until I read the article. Misleading headline.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
    Wow just over half we should be so proud!

    Dump Iowa, find someone to beat up on and get that percentage into the 90s and we have one more win pretty much every year. When you can just barely scratch 6 wins a season as it is to get to a no name bowl you have to do whatever it takes to get there. ISU is not doing that by taking a 50/50 chance against Iowa when you have the B12 schedule that we can't yet compete in.

    Need Ws folks.
    Got it, so let drop by far the most popular thing in this State to get one more win.

    Quote Originally Posted by mustangcy View Post
    Would we have made a bowl game in 2010 if we had played Georgia St. instead of Iowa? Yes - we would have. Will we win this year? No. Could that make a difference in playing in a bowl? Yes.

    It's time ISU stops falling back on late 90's and early 00's records against Iowa. We've lost that game more times than not in the last several years and at best it will be a 50/50 game. We need a 90/10 game in the non conference. It has nothing to do with it being Iowa. ISU just simply can't afford playing a BCS level team in the non con...especially one it has to play on the road every other year. There is a reason that no other teams in ISU's boat does that.
    Are you kidding me? You understand that 90% of the Big 12 is playing one of their non-con games against a team from another power 5 conference this year, don't you?



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    Re: Blame Bruce for the current football scheduling

    Quote Originally Posted by mustangcy View Post
    Would we have made a bowl game in 2010 if we had played Georgia St. instead of Iowa? Yes - we would have. Will we win this year? No. Could that make a difference in playing in a bowl? Yes.

    It's time ISU stops falling back on late 90's and early 00's records against Iowa. We've lost that game more times than not in the last several years and at best it will be a 50/50 game. We need a 90/10 game in the non conference. It has nothing to do with it being Iowa. ISU just simply can't afford playing a BCS level team in the non con...especially one it has to play on the road every other year. There is a reason that no other teams in ISU's boat does that.
    Georgia State was FCS in 2010 so we would not have been bowl eligible with 2 of our 6 wins coming against FCS schools.



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    Re: Blame Bruce for the current football scheduling

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Got it, so let drop by far the most popular thing in this State to get one more win.


    In a post I had that was deleted I already pointed this out.

    We have not been doing very well in FB. Even with that we are selling out, so yes, dump Iowa. If we can still make money and get a fluff win in will do more in the long run.

    As I also said in a post that was deleted this probably can't happen because far too many people only care about the Iowa game and that old mentality IS holding us back at the moment.



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