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    Something Must Change!!!

    Am I the only one that feels like it is the '90s all over again where we are the laughing stock of Big 12 (okay, it was Big 8 then) football??

    No longer do we hear from the announcers that we can line up and compete with anyone. Now we hear that we are overmatched. We don't even hear that from our own players anymore.

    This is honestly the first season in a long time that I feel that we don't have a chance.

    Yes I have season tickets. Yes I donate. But I would be lying if I said I felt going into todays, or the Nebraska game that we could win the game. Its getting hard for me to watch. And I have been a fan when things were much worse than they are today, but with more success comes more expectations.


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    Re: Something Must Change!!!

    Hard to believe that these are the same guys on offense as last year.



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    Re: Something Must Change!!!

    From ESPN's recap:

    "It was over when... Before it began. Paul Thompson and Adrian Peterson put the Cyclones away early with two quick touchdowns in the first quarter. Iowa State was able to close the gap, the game was never in doubt."

    These things were not said about us even a year ago.



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    Unhappy Re: Something Must Change!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by herbicide View Post
    From ESPN's recap:

    "It was over when... Before it began. Paul Thompson and Adrian Peterson put the Cyclones away early with two quick touchdowns in the first quarter. Iowa State was able to close the gap, the game was never in doubt."

    These things were not said about us even a year ago.
    ya thats ebarassin.. i dont kno what to say.. to be honest with u..i was speechless after the game.. after taht safety i was think yes we have momentum... and we cant do anything with it.. its def not the same as last year.. but the one thing i think it is.. its heart.. i am not sayin we have none.. but i am sayin its not one heart beat, for example, the play where jon davis went in instead of out on a rout and the ball was almost picked... idk maybe i am just jabberin but owell.. we'll see what happens.. but in my opinion.. even if we some how get 6 or 7 wins.. we dont even deserve a bowl game



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    Re: Something Must Change!!!

    Is our team just completely unable to play unless they are behind by 14 points?



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    Re: Something Must Change!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by tim_redd View Post
    Is our team just completely unable to play unless they are behind by 14 points?
    Maybe at that point the staff is forced to change their game plan.

    Or maybe at that point the other team just loses intensity



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    Re: Something Must Change!!!

    We gave up 380 yards, only 2 yards a game above our league worst average.


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    Re: Something Must Change!!!

    When you start the year with two true Freshman on the DL, lose two LB's one before the season starts, one starting safety and an starting DE the outlook does not look good. Depth on this team is very thin. Now we lose our best CB. The rest of the season does not look promising. That all goes back to recruiting. Why do our Special Teams get beat every week? Why do we play true Freshman every year? Because they are better than the older players. This season and probably next season are a result of continued poor recruiting. It is an ominous sign when you have to move a Safety to LB when your starter goes down. That speaks to the overall talent on the team which does not look real strong right now.



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    Re: Something Must Change!!!

    well i think this is why you see an increase interest in Juco players this year. We need to stop putting ourselves in the position to have to always play freshman. Jamicah Bass should finally be a relief for us. It seems Scales is doing nicely, but it will be good to have two good experienced players instead of one and then on one.



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    Re: Something Must Change!!!

    what's really scary next year is the loss of what, 4 or 5 O-Lineman? not that they tearing things up this year, but if this staff can't coach and motivate veteran players to excel, I highly doubt they'll be able to take a bunch of newcomers that will give Meyer (or Arnaud?) even a nanosecond of protection?

    Does anyone think about the prospect of Blythe going pro, esp. with this sinking ship? he'll say "screw this, I'm going pro?" Just speculating.


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    Re: Something Must Change!!!

    I'm actually starting to look forward to seeing this underachieving O-Line graduate.



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    Re: Something Must Change!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by frontrangeclone View Post
    what's really scary next year is the loss of what, 4 or 5 O-Lineman? not that they tearing things up this year, but if this staff can't coach and motivate veteran players to excel, I highly doubt they'll be able to take a bunch of newcomers that will give Meyer (or Arnaud?) even a nanosecond of protection?

    Does anyone think about the prospect of Blythe going pro, esp. with this sinking ship? he'll say "screw this, I'm going pro?" Just speculating.
    I don't believe that Blythe isn't having a good enough year to go pro, wheither it is his fault or not.


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    Re: Something Must Change!!!

    The only thing that really needs to change is the entire coaching staff. I understand Coach McCarney is a great guy. It's hard not to like him. He's like the funny fat kid in school. You just can't not like him even if you want to. ISU needs to fire him and the entire staff. He has shown absolutely no improvement over the past few years. Yes we've gone to bowls but anything else? We're going to the same crappy bowls. Lets get somebody in there to take ISU football to the next level.



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