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    Mac again: "Toughest schedule in ISU history"

    He said it on his call in show again tonight.

    "The toughest schedule in ISU history."

    Am I missing something?

    Toledo----HORRIBLE
    UNLV-----HORRIBLE
    Iowa------Average
    Texas-----Very good, not quite great
    UNI-------Not a good D-1 team
    Nebr------Above average
    Okla------Above average
    Tech-----Barely Average
    KSU------Horrible
    Kansas---Average
    Colo------Bad
    Mizzou----Average

    How the hell is this the toughest schedule ever?

    Stop trying to justify your failures with excuses right after you say you don't make excuses. Not only do you make excuses, your excuses are fabricated.



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    Re: Mac again: "Toughest schedule in ISU history"

    Remember Mac's quote before the season started:

    "This is the schedule of opportunity"

    Opportunity to get our ***** handed to us week in and week out.



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    Re: Mac again: "Toughest schedule in ISU history"

    This is not our toughest schedule. It's tough...but not as nasty as other years.



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    Re: Mac again: "Toughest schedule in ISU history"

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONE2THEBONE View Post
    He said it on his call in show again tonight.

    "The toughest schedule in ISU history."

    Am I missing something?

    Toledo----HORRIBLE
    UNLV-----HORRIBLE
    Iowa------Average
    Texas-----Very good, not quite great
    UNI-------Not a good D-1 team
    Nebr------Above average
    Okla------Above average
    Tech-----Barely Average
    KSU------Horrible
    Kansas---Average
    Colo------Bad
    Mizzou----Average

    How the hell is this the toughest schedule ever?

    Stop trying to justify your failures with excuses right after you say you don't make excuses. Not only do you make excuses, your excuses are fabricated.
    Based winning % from last season, we ranked #2 in the nation in sked strength

    Toledo - Bowl
    UNLV - Sucked
    Iowa - New Years bowl (although as a 7-win team didn't deserve it)
    Texas - Nat'l Champs
    Northern IA - D-IAA Runner Up
    Nebraska - Better bowl than us
    Oklahoma - Better bowl than us
    Texas Tech - Better bowl than us
    KSU - Sucked
    Kansas - Similar bowl to us
    Colorado - Better bowl than us
    Missouri - Similar bowl


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    Re: Mac again: "Toughest schedule in ISU history"

    I'm tired of Mac insulting our intelligence. Does he really think we are buying these sob-stories?

    Win some games, and stop crying about the schedule. You are in a BCS conference. Odds are, you are going to play some good, maybe even (gasp!) ranked teams.

    What do you call a coach who never wins games against teams with equal talent, and barely wins games against teams with far-inferior talent?

    An out-coached loser.

    Save us, JP! We will support you!



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    Re: Mac again: "Toughest schedule in ISU history"

    "Based winning % from last season, we ranked #2 in the nation in sked strength"

    Last years winning % has very little to do with how good teams are this year.

    Toledo: Way worse
    Texas: Worse
    Iowa: Worse
    UNI: Doesn't count as it should be a guaranteed ***-kicking
    Okla: Worse
    Tech: Worse

    It's clearly not the toughest schedule in history. To continue to say it is not smart. This offense looked like it would be very tough going into the year. He's not talking about that anymore.



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    Re: Mac again: "Toughest schedule in ISU history"

    Mac wrong again.

    Sagarin schedule strength ratings:
    2006: 31
    2005: 38
    2004: 51
    2003: 10
    2002: 10
    2001: 49
    2000: 43
    1999: 49
    1998: 21

    Apparently he has forgotten about 2003, 2002 and 1998. (This is as far back as the Sagarin archives went. I am sure that some of the schedules back in the 70's when OU, NU and CU were all in the top 10 were pretty tough too )



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    Re: Mac again: "Toughest schedule in ISU history"

    what do you think he tells the players in the locker room? do they hear this same spin? are they already emotionally defeated before they take the field? I'm not talking this season but every year. I'm mean does he drop "tremendous challenge" on the players every 90 seconds? I know he has to be all respectful in interviews to his opponents, but I hope his tone is different behind closed doors with his players.


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    Re: Mac again: "Toughest schedule in ISU history"

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU_Alum_2000 View Post
    I'm tired of Mac insulting our intelligence. Does he really think we are buying these sob-stories?

    Win some games, and stop crying about the schedule. You are in a BCS conference. Odds are, you are going to play some good, maybe even (gasp!) ranked teams.

    What do you call a coach who never wins games against teams with equal talent, and barely wins games against teams with far-inferior talent?

    An out-coached loser.

    Save us, JP! We will support you!
    Wow, Amen! I could not have said it better myself. I honestly am starting to look forward to each loss now just to see what lame excuses he comes up with. It's sad really.



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