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    I want this guy

    In an effort to promote discussion, I copied my reply from a previous thread. (sorry if I end up boring some of you)


    The hottest coach out there is Steve Kragthorpe @Tulsa. Tulsa is the smallest D-1 football program in the US and he has done well there. In the three years prior to his arrival, Tulsa had won only seven games total and had been in a long rut w/ football success. In his first season, Kragthorpe won eight games and went to a bowl. In year three, Tulsa won nine games, a conference title and a bowl game. This season, Tulsa is 7-1 and appears to be on its way to the C-USA title game again.

    Kragthorpe is a second generation coach whose father actually brought the high powered BYU offense out west to LaVell Edwards from Tulsa in the early '70's.

    Kragthorpe was the OC @aTm in the mid-'90's and was part of a Big 12 title under RC Slocum. He actually coached a game in Ames in 1996.
    From aTm, Kragthorpe went to the Buffalo Bills and was the QB coach there for several years before coming to Tulsa. He is currently making $400,000 annually and has a contract through 2010. UNC is coming after him hard.

    He knows the Big 12, he knows Texas and Oklahoma for recruiting and his game plans are complimented as being diverse w/ much screen action and TE use. Last season, Tulsa had a AA TE. Defensively, he runs a 3-3-5 scheme and he has already seen one of his DC's get a HC job.Todd Graham @Rice. (he is the uncle of Shane Graham, an 02 recruit who turned us down after verballing).

    If we can get this guy, I buy more than the five tickets I currently purchase and I instantly join the Cardinal Club at a minimum!



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    Re: I want this guy

    I think you make terrific points here. He sounds like a good fit.



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    Re: I want this guy

    Looking at Basketball for a moment...didn't most of us want one of those coaches that look a "little engine that could" team into the NCAA dance and made waves? Not all that many were high on G-Mac, many bashed his recruiting when we hired him.

    And now look today - G-Mac has proved he can recruit and there never was a question of his coaching abilities. I know McDermott has yet to coach a game for ISU - but I think Pollard made an excellent decision here.

    So I am not going to speculate or wish about any coach - at all. If we have an opening, I'll have complete faith in Pollard to find the right guy for the players, recruiting and the future of the program. A winning combination there will please any fan - regardless of the guy's name, past record or where he came from.



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    Re: I want this guy

    Not going to disagree w/ you. In fact, you are right! I too trust JP but I see no problem w/ giving info. on a guy I would like to see us take a shot at. Most people here may like the info.
    You made it sound like I should not be doing that. Sorry if I took you wrong!

    Again, your thought was spot on about JP and G-Mac. I just see no harm in conjecture as long as we know that is what it is!



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    Re: I want this guy

    You did take it wrong. I'll never say ya can't put forth some effort and pimp a guy you'd like to see in Ames.

    I don't want fans to get false hope though, get their hearts set on one or two guys like we did with basketball - then be "disappointed" when Pollard goes another way.



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    Re: I want this guy

    Agreed! I see what you are saying.

    Good point on the disappointment deal. I hope that does not happen!



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