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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFB View Post
    You have no idea how frustrated I get when we're on the 2 yard line, in the gun, and a 3 yard loss happens. BE A MAN AND STICK YOUR NOSE IN THERE!
    I fully know how frustrated you are. I spiked my tv remote after a few too many.



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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    ISU gave up an average of 35.6 points per game in the Big 12 to teams not named Baylor last year. That stat is just as pointless as one that excludes ISU's shutout last year.
    Yeah, but it doesn't fit his agenda.

    This is the first year I really have no idea what to expect. Even CPR'S first year the schedule led me to think we'd be "improved."

    I guess I just want to see some of that gap close. It starts on the offensive side of the ball. One thing that has been a constant problem is the offense's inability to ever buy the defense time to recover. The d gives up a drive, and their right back out there after the offense goes 3 and out. It has turned a lot of games into ugly blowouts in a matter of 7 minutes of game time.

    That's a start, we'll go from there.



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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    Didn't we also get a safety last year on us by going into shotgun on our own 2 yard line, then handing it off to Jeff Woody going sideways from a standstill 5 yds in our own endzone? That was a thing of beauty! Mess really had the defense fooled on that one.
    I believe that was 2012 home opener 2012 against Tulsa.



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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    Simple, the same QB start and play full 13 game season!



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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    WIN SOME FREAKING HOME GAMES! Give the fans something positive! We've seen so many home losses the past few seasons.

    That would be good. Build an actual home field advantage so fans can expect wins, or feel like they affect/motivate the team to victory. Losing at home does wonders in the wrong direction.


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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    I'd like to see ISU fans get the stick out of their arse and embrace the Mangino jokes, it was fine when he was KU but now we're sensitive about it?



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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    I want to see a strong offensive line, both run and pass blocking.

    That's the fulcrum that opens everything else up, on both offense and defense.




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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    Quote Originally Posted by MLawrence View Post
    I believe that was 2012 home opener 2012 against Tulsa.
    Yeah, I think you're right.... thanks.

    It boggles the mind some of the things we've witnessed offensively on this team over the last few years. Running our QB to death against UNI and not exploiting Iowa's weak secondary last year rank right up there.



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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    I want to see offense. How many 3 and outs were there last year?



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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    Quote Originally Posted by NickTheGreat View Post
    I want to see offense. How many 3 and outs were there last year?
    I think I lost count sometime during the 3rd quarter against UNI.



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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    Quote Originally Posted by urb1 View Post
    One starting QB throughout the entire season, with reps given to the others as needed.
    No embarrassments like Baylor last year.
    6 wins, since I am expecting only 2-3. Would love to be wrong.
    I think we can win 4 games...2 non conf and 2 conference games......



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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBobby View Post
    I think we can win 4 games...2 non conf and 2 conference games......
    That's my prediction as well.

    I think our offense will be improved enough to win us one more game this year even though our defense will likely be worse. If the defense is better than I think and surprises me, we could win 5 games IMO. I don't see how we can get to 6 wins though?

    We'd have to beat.... NDSU, Toledo, KU, WV, TCU.... and then either KSU or TT IMO. I don't see how we beat Iowa so early on in the season with new coaches all over our staff and our guys all having to learn so much. Plus it's at Iowa. KSU and TT are both in Ames.

    Technically, 7 wins is "possible", but we'd have to win basically every single "winnable" game on the schedule. That's tough to do.

    I'm counting on winning the two games against NDSU and Toledo, and then getting two more from the other 5 "winnable" games.



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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    I would be fine with 5 wins. Kind of sad, but true.



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    Re: Stuff you want to see this year

    I want to see the offense have less than 1 turnover per game average. I want to see our freshman punter red shirt because we scored so much we never used him. (I want a lot.) I would love to see a 6-0 start followed by a 6-0 end to the regular season too.

    Improved o line play. Adequate d line play will be great. Proper play calling will make half the 1 TD losses into wins. I still see 5-6 wins if the oline plays like an experienced oline should with the proper plays called.


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    Statue of Liberty for a touchdown. Everyone drinks for free when that happens.



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