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    John Cooper article

    in the Gazette today. Nice to see he's back in Ames.

    http://www.gazetteonline.com/apps/pb...957862281/1056



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    Re: John Cooper article

    Wow, what a miss! If only people could see into the future. But then again, maybe it wouldn't have turned out any differently...


    "I think that people are responding to someone standing up and saying this is what we want to do and let's not be afraid to go for it,'' Pollard said. "I think Iowa State has a very conservative, modest background. We never pound our chest and say `Let's do it.' It's OK to set a goal. You can't do it if you don't say what you want to do. You should be proud of it.''

    Jamie Pollard, 6/2/2006

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    Re: John Cooper article

    So we got Cooper to thank for suggesting ISU to hire Jim Walden. Would have been interesting to see what Cooper could have done here.



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    Re: John Cooper article

    The list of Big Name coaches that have passed through ISU without returning to be a head coach is lengthy. Yet another name and yet another miss.


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    Re: John Cooper article

    So John Cooper is still ****** that he wasn't hired to succeed Earle? That's what, almost 30 years ago???? And if he had been hired, and won some, how long would he have stayed here? Please, John, let it go...



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    Re: John Cooper article

    He's not still mad that he didn't get the job, he's mad at the way it was handled.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    So John Cooper is still ****** that he wasn't hired to succeed Earle? That's what, almost 30 years ago???? And if he had been hired, and won some, how long would he have stayed here? Please, John, let it go...


    Exaggeration is a BILLION times worse than understating.

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    Re: John Cooper article

    John is a really good guy and a tough sob. Played two ways at ISU,tailback in the singlewing and DB.



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    Re: John Cooper article

    The Rag actually had an article Sunday on this too: Iowa State football: Cooper bittersweet about Cyclones | DesMoinesRegister.com | The Des Moines Register Didn't even know about this till my dad (an Ohio State alum) mentioned something to me about it yesterday.


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    Re: John Cooper article

    ISU is stepping stone U ... Thats for sure...story of my lifetime, great coaches cycle thru Iowa State and go somewhere else to make their mark on college football!!



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    Re: John Cooper article

    Cooper never actually coached at ISU. He wanted to.


    Exaggeration is a BILLION times worse than understating.

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    Re: John Cooper article

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    So John Cooper is still ****** that he wasn't hired to succeed Earle? That's what, almost 30 years ago???? And if he had been hired, and won some, how long would he have stayed here? Please, John, let it go...
    The difference is that John is an Alum. He just may have stayed had we hired him.



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    Re: John Cooper article

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    The difference is that John is an Alum. He just may have stayed had we hired him.
    So true!

    I do remember when Mac got that first extension, rumors were swirling that he wouldn't be retained and Cooper was in. It was right after tOSU released him, and IRRC, it was before Gene Smith took off (funny how he eventually ended up at tOSU, too - Earle Bruce, John Cooper, Gene Smith... They owe us!)



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    Re: John Cooper article

    We blew it big time back in those days - Cooper and Gable for example. I have a special place for anyone who was on the "Dirty 30". Those guys were really special. I remember seeing many of them play both ways against an Oklahoma team that platooned on every series.



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    Re: John Cooper article

    John Cooper attempted to get hired as head coach several times at ISU, and believe me, he would've stayed if he could've gotten hired.

    This is not new news.


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