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    I don't understand

    How is it possible for the team to be THIS bad? I'm serious, how did this happen?

    How humiliating to be blown out by a pretty crappy football team. Up until now I didn't think there was any way Mac would be fired but after this performance I can really see it happening. Will we win another game this year? Will we be even worse next year?



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    Re: I don't understand

    Quote Originally Posted by EggMcClone View Post
    How is it possible for the team to be THIS bad? I'm serious, how did this happen?

    How humiliating to be blown out by a pretty crappy football team. Up until now I didn't think there was any way Mac would be fired but after this performance I can really see it happening. Will we win another game this year? Will we be even worse next year?
    Egg,

    JP made the point that ISU needs wins to 'sell hope'. How does anyone sell hope with this staff coming back next year? ISU loses 4/5 of its offensive line which is arguably awful to begin with. How does ISU manufacture season ticket sales on the heels of this disaster?

    I think a change has to be made if for no other reason than to give people something to hope for.


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    Re: I don't understand

    Quote Originally Posted by URBCLONE View Post
    Egg,

    JP made the point that ISU needs wins to 'sell hope'. How does anyone sell hope with this staff coming back next year? ISU loses 4/5 of its offensive line which is arguably awful to begin with. How does ISU manufacture season ticket sales on the heels of this disaster?

    I think a change has to be made if for no other reason than to give people something to hope for.
    Yep. Nothing more to add.



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    Re: I don't understand

    anybody that argues that this line is not awful is not smart, to say the least



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    Re: I don't understand

    The only thing I have to say right now is that I will always be a cyclone fan and will support them no matter what. Today though after the Kansas State game for the first time, I felt embarresed for our school. I can only look at it from this point. We can only go up cause we sure as hell have hit the bottom with a thud!



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    Re: I don't understand

    No answers, but another loss like this just again says there is something really wrong within the program.



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    Re: I don't understand

    na-na-n-a na, na-na-n-a, h-e-y h-e-ya g-o-o-d bye (mac)



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    Thank goodness this wasn't on TV

    This just goes to show how great our defense was last year.



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    Re: I don't understand

    No offense, BEACHBUM, but today is the FIRST time you've felt embarassed about our team?!?

    Our team is terrible. Good bye, Dan. Thanks for the re-build.



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    Re: I don't understand

    Very difficult to understand why we are SO much worse this season. My only guess would be the schedule. Going from A&M, OSU & Baylor to TX, OK & Tech is brutal and this team has been through the grinder so far. BUT, the team knew the schedule was coming. The other tough pill to swallow is the way the team performed in the non-conference schedule. We are thisclose to being 0-9.

    Like someone else stated, don't know what else can be said at this point.



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    Re: I don't understand

    I think it really gets depressing when you look at the recruiting classes coming up and the lack of any help with what we need.


    A program isn't built on one player and it doesn't succeed because of one player, thus a program won't fail if it doesn't get that one player.

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    Re: I don't understand

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    I think it really gets depressing when you look at the recruiting classes coming up and the lack of any help with what we need.
    Jeremy,

    What are your sources telling you? Is a change in the works? I guess I don't see any downside to making the change now and plenty of upside (eg Men's BB). We've got to somehow give people a glimmer of hope to maintain some momentum in FB. I don't see how that can happen under another year with the current regime.


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    Re: I don't understand

    Well i just find it sad that when listening to the game, i can just predict what is going to happen. Every pass play was as follows:

    "Meyer in the shotgun. He drops back, rolls to his right, passes the ball, and incomplete."

    There is never anytime for him to do a thing. When you dont have a Oline, you dont have an offense!


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    Re: I don't understand

    Quote Originally Posted by URBCLONE View Post
    Jeremy,

    What are your sources telling you? Is a change in the works? I guess I don't see any downside to making the change now and plenty of upside (eg Men's BB).
    Nothing will happen till after the season...Pollard's already said that.

    Besides if it's gonna happen I want it to be after the fball season is over and we can look at all candidates who are out there.


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    Re: I don't understand

    Quote Originally Posted by Nedrick View Post
    Very difficult to understand why we are SO much worse this season. My only guess would be the schedule. Going from A&M, OSU & Baylor to TX, OK & Tech is brutal and this team has been through the grinder so far. BUT, the team knew the schedule was coming. The other tough pill to swallow is the way the team performed in the non-conference schedule. We are thisclose to being 0-9.

    Like someone else stated, don't know what else can be said at this point.
    I think it is a combination of a brutal schedule, causing a loss of confidence within the team. They didn't look all that good pre-Big 12 either, but momentum works within a season, just like it does within a game. Once things go down hill, it's hard to stop. I think if they win the Iowa game, they go into the Nebraska game with that much more confidence, and it snowballs in the opposite direction. Not completely, because obviously there are flaws, but better than it has been.



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