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    Blum: "You can't blame Mac"

    A very interesting column from CN. I especially appreciate the breakdown of the O-line and players who didn't pan out...

    Link: CycloneNation


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    Re: Blum: "You can't blame Mac"

    The fact that Blum either kept track of this or have researched this SCARES ME!!!


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    Re: Blum: "You can't blame Mac"

    Good post, although I still blame Mac, because he hired the guys that brought the guys here that either left or stunk up the joint.



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    Re: Blum: "You can't blame Mac"

    Does Mac hire them or is it a combination AD and coach? Just wondering.



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    Re: Blum: "You can't blame Mac"

    I believe Mac is the person responsible for all the assistant coach hiring. I wonder how ISU stacks up with other Big XII teams as far as player defects or no-shows??



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    Re: Blum: "You can't blame Mac"

    While I like the article and for the most part i agree with Blum on the topic, Mac can't get off spot free on this. Sure a lot of players left or didn't pan out but the same goes for every other team in the country. He hired the assistant coaches and he should look over there shoulder and make sure they are doing there job like most managers do.

    I do think if we can get in some good coordinators that Mac can flourish though. I think he is a very good motivator (although i have doubted it lately, as he is not as forceful as he used to be), and is a good leader. You get someone that can do the X and O's and someone who can recruit better we would be great under MAC. A lot of college coaches nowadays are more the face of the program and leader than the guy who is calling plays and writing on the chalk board.



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    Re: Blum: "You can't blame Mac"

    Quote Originally Posted by timc243 View Post
    Does Mac hire them or is it a combination AD and coach? Just wondering.
    Mac does all the hiring of his assistant coaches, as does every other coach on the Staff. I think Pollard mentioned that in one of the articles this week about Mac's job...

    Pollard handles all the Head Coaches and leaves it up to them for the Assistants. I'm sure that he has some say, but leaves most of it up to the HC.



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    Re: Blum: "You can't blame Mac"

    I heard that Blum was on KXNO today, and said that what he wrote does not reflect what he really thinks. Hmmm..


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    Re: Blum: "You can't blame Mac"

    Here is the way I look at: If a coach has a team that does all of these things well (great O-Line play, backups that are prepared, kickers that make kicks, defensive play, etc), then that coach gets the recognition and rewards (higher pay, or better job elsewhere) that goes with all those things. It needs to work both ways. If a coach get kudos when things are going right, they also deserve ALL the blame when things are going wrong.


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    Re: Blum: "You can't blame Mac"

    That seems like a TON of legal trouble.

    Could it be that we're taking too many guys with marginal character? I find it hard to believe that Ames is corrupting most of them. It's a nice, laid back town.

    Coleman certainly had more than his fair share of legal baggage and I was surprised he even garnered a legitimate D-1 offer based on his past as well as questionable football skills. All indications are that he's just a bad guy.

    The JUCO route that we're going now doesn't leave me with a very good feeling in my stomach based on our history.



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    Re: Blum: "You can't blame Mac"

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONE2THEBONE View Post
    That seems like a TON of legal trouble.

    Could it be that we're taking too many guys with marginal character? I find it hard to believe that Ames is corrupting most of them. It's a nice, laid back town.

    That's definately possible since we are trying to get the best players we can, some of the best players may not have the best attitudes or morals. We pretty much have to make a few gambles on sketchy players and find out if they pan out into what they are capable of or not. I do tend to agree that it's hard to blame anyone who is trying to build a program with the best players possible for all of the problems of late. I would take most of those chances myself.



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    Re: Blum: "You can't blame Mac"

    Blum point out the kicking problems: I thought that the UNI kicker that has made everything except the winning kick against ISU was a walkon at ISU his freshman year? Nothing against Culbertson, but it makes you wonder how good ISU is using the guys they have when they let a guy that good leave for UNI.



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    Re: Blum: "You can't blame Mac"

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCloned View Post
    Blum point out the kicking problems: I thought that the UNI kicker that has made everything except the winning kick against ISU was a walkon at ISU his freshman year? Nothing against Culbertson, but it makes you wonder how good ISU is using the guys they have when they let a guy that good leave for UNI.
    Notice also that we have a kicker who can't get a kickoff into the end zone unless he has a strong breeze/wind at his back, while UNI's kicker (and everyone else we've played) is pounded kickoffs through the end zone. Yes, I realize that the tee was shortened, but if other teams can get kickoffs into the end zone, why can't we?



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    Re: Blum: "You can't blame Mac"

    It seems over the last 5-6 years we haven't had great luck with kickers.



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    Re: Blum: "You can't blame Mac"

    I guess the article has some good factual information, but the premise is horrible: you can blame Mac for a lot of this stuff. The part about blaming Marty Fine instead of Mac is particularly laughable.



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