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    Quiet before the Storm

    Seeing some great articles from the CF staff, but it seems like crickets before the first game. A lot of parking passes and tickets trading hands. Yet it seems very subdued even if we have a named qb from the past and a mangenius new staff. The new faces make for a quiet start after a three win season. Seems like this has been the lowest key start of the the CPR era or is the enthusiasm still there but hidden?


    This first game is against a good team who have been national champions three years in a row. They pound the ball and they play tough on defense. This is a big test for the new staff members and a must win for the rest/success of the season. Another UNI debacle would be a crusher.

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    Re: Quiet before the Storm

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Seeing some great articles from the CF staff, but it seems like crickets before the first game. A lot of parking passes and tickets trading hands. Yet it seems very subdued even if we have a named qb from the past and a mangenius new staff. The three wins and new faces make for a quiet start after a three win season. Seems like this has been the lowest key start of the the CPR era or is the enthusiasm still there but hidden?


    This first game is against a good team who have been national champions three years in a row. They pound the ball and they play tough on defense. This is a big test for the new staff members and a must win for the rest/success of the season. Another UNI debacle would be a crusher.

    What do you think?
    I honestly think for about half of us who are pretty optimistic about the season the enthusiasm is there but hidden. We are also tired of arguing on message boards and as a result have been quiet recently.



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    Re: Quiet before the Storm

    I'm in wait and see mode. If we lay an egg and get beat by another FCS school, I will be pretty checked out on football. If we come out and look good and beat NDSU, I'll start getting excited. Last year really burned watching us get pushed around by UNI and Iowa. Then basketball was so much fun I have put football on the back burner for now. Hopefully they can win my passion back. For now, I'll wait and see what happens and cheer them on.



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    Re: Quiet before the Storm

    There's been a lot of bsing on the board over the summer. Everyone just wants the season to start.



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    Re: Quiet before the Storm

    This^

    Basketball shifted the focal point for me.



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    Re: Quiet before the Storm

    My opinion is I'm very, very excited for football season to be here, very, very excited to be at the Jack on Saturday, and very, very nervous about the game.



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    Re: Quiet before the Storm

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    My opinion is I'm very, very excited for football season to be here, very, very excited to be at the Jack on Saturday, and very, very nervous about the game.
    That's a great way to put it, I agree.



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    Re: Quiet before the Storm

    This is the least excited I've seen this board for the first game since I've joined.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: Quiet before the Storm

    The schedule just puts so much pressure on this team. Much like last year, you lose your first game to an FBS opponent and the wheels can fall off. You look at that 6-7 win mark, you aren't getting there without winning this one. I think that's the reason for all the nervousness. If you're Iowa and you go lay an egg against UNI, you've still got 9-10 winnable games left on that schedule.



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    Re: Quiet before the Storm

    Quote Originally Posted by Acylum View Post
    This is the least excited I've seen this board for the first game since I've joined.
    To be fair, people have been dreading this matchup for the last 2 years or so.



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    Here comes the Storm

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    Re: Quiet before the Storm

    I am more curious if we are going to be good or bad. well know everything we need to after Saturday I think. not much will change from week 1 to week 2 and beyond except for maybe some refinement of things.



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    Re: Quiet before the Storm

    I can tell you this, I either leave the game saying "BRING ON K-STATE" or "we may not win a game this year."



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    Re: Quiet before the Storm

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    I can tell you this, I either leave the game saying "BRING ON K-STATE" or "we may not win a game this year."

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    Re: Quiet before the Storm

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Seeing some great articles from the CF staff, but it seems like crickets before the first game. A lot of parking passes and tickets trading hands. Yet it seems very subdued even if we have a named qb from the past and a mangenius new staff. The new faces make for a quiet start after a three win season. Seems like this has been the lowest key start of the the CPR era or is the enthusiasm still there but hidden?


    This first game is against a good team who have been national champions three years in a row. They pound the ball and they play tough on defense. This is a big test for the new staff members and a must win for the rest/success of the season. Another UNI debacle would be a crusher.

    What do you think?
    I think a lot of people have their butt puckered and it's hard to make noise when doing that.



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