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    Re: Quiet before the Storm

    Count me in as nervous but excited.

    I like that we have three consecutive games against more traditional offenses before getting to mostly spread offenses, instead of going back and forth as we have to most years. The defense will have plenty of reps and hopefully be better prepared to slow down those types of offenses. Then we have two weeks to regroup for Baylor and the rest of the Big XII.



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    Re: Quiet before the Storm

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCLNST8 View Post
    Not every walk-on is a Jordan Carstens or Jack Whitver. That's all I'm saying. I hope Ferch whoops some ***.
    Your right and those walkons won't be playing on Saturday. Fact is Ferch is #1 and earned a scholarship for a reason, and that reason is because he is a good player that beat out other guys on scholarship.



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    Re: Quiet before the Storm

    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    I am excited. This week can't go fast enough for me. with that being said I wish it was a night game because I love the atmosphere at night games! I am not nervous about this game, the guys will come out ready and punch NDSU in the face. I think the defense is going to surprise alot of people on here.
    Hopefully surprised in a good way. If I'm surprised because they are worse than I expected then we are in for one of the worst seasons in the history of ISU football.



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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.
    Also remember how bad last season was and tough to get excited until we see the product. Hopefully Saturday there is a lot of excitement



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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 agree it's a must win game for the health of the program and fans especially. The fans have been subjected to so many home losses the past few season we really deserve something positive. Personally I'm fully expecting us to lose on Saturday which is the reason I'm so subdued.


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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.
    +1


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    Re: Quiet before the Storm

    Quote Originally Posted by gwoodclone View Post
    I've been one of the really negative people (as far back as the 2012 season even) and didn't think I would be able to get into this season at all, but I've actually started to get excited in the past week or so.
    What changed for you?

    I like seeing some size at DE that we haven't enjoyed for a while, & Meeks definitely passes the eye test. There's just not many snaps between a lot of these new faces. I think the defensive line can really cause some havoc IF they stay healthy. I get the feeling that unit is just an injury or two away from disaster.




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    Re: Quiet before the Storm

    In all seriousness, I am super pumped to crack a cold one and fire up the grill at 5 am. That is what I am most excited for.


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    Re: Quiet before the Storm

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCLNST8 View Post
    The first three ground & pound teams are gonna punch our interior D right in the mouth. Then our young safeties are going to bite on play fakes. Gonna get ugly fast.
    Very likely.


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    Results of a second year of no Hits Tapes to get the Kool-Aid flowing.



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    Re: Quiet before the Storm

    One thing is for sure. Either the coaches learned to tone down their "coach speak" from last years sunshine pumping before the season, or they really are being cautiously optimistic about the team by keeping pretty quiet and not saying too much.



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    Re: Quiet before the Storm

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCLNST8 View Post
    Not every walk-on is a Jordan Carstens or Jack Whitver. That's all I'm saying. I hope Ferch whoops some ***.
    Which is why not every walk-on is starting.

    Really outside of the elite programs you will find former walk-ons starting. The likely Big 12 DPOY is a former walk-on. A few starting gives me zero concern. Projecting the development of 18 year olds is not easy and there is not that much difference between a two, or even three star, and a good walk-on. Are you worried about Morrissey starting? Because he is essentially a former walk-on. In fact, like UNI, we will be playing a team full of "would have been walk-ons", so you must have no concerns about the game.



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    Re: Quiet before the Storm

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCLNST8 View Post
    What changed for you?
    I don't think my opinion of how good our team will be has changed at all...it's just the usual "Christmas morning" type feeling, except this year it isn't overshadowed by having Mess as the OC.



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    Quote Originally Posted by swarthmoreCY View Post
    Which is why not every walk-on is starting.

    Really outside of the elite programs you will find former walk-ons starting. The likely Big 12 DPOY is a former walk-on. A few starting gives me zero concern. Projecting the development of 18 year olds is not easy and there is not that much difference between a two, or even three star, and a good walk-on. Are you worried about Morrissey starting? Because he is essentially a former walk-on. In fact, like UNI, we will be playing a team full of "would have been walk-ons", so you must have no concerns about the game.
    Whoa. I was just listing him to make a point. Getting by WITHOUT walk-ons at Iowa State is unrealistic. I get that.




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