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    What was your breaking point on the McCarney regime?

    As it appears there is now a near consensus that a change is needed, I am curious as to what game/season did you in as a DM supporter?
    For me, it was a combination of several games:
    1) Attempting a FG against CU down 4 with 5 minutes to go in '98.
    2) Kicking the ball to Tutu Atwell for 3 touchdowns in the Metrodome. The first was called back on a holding penalty.
    3) Blowing an 18 point 4th quarter lead to Wyoming in '96.
    4) Blowing a 4 point lead against OU by going into prevent defense in '98. And the coup de gras for me
    5) GETTING BLOWN OUT BY UCONN AT HOME ON SENIOR DAY IN '02.


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    Re: What was your breaking point on the McCarney regime?

    None of those. I supported him through all of that, as I understand winning is an attitude that takes a while to create - especially when losing has been so common.

    I stood firmly behind him until the Texas Tech game this year. That was it for me - and the K-State and Kansas games only solidified my position.



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    Re: What was your breaking point on the McCarney regime?

    The game when K-State was top 10 I beleive, and we had a 28-0 lead into the locker room. Lost 35-28. Saddened and stunned it took my family an hour and a half to leave the parking lot. And there was no traffic.



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    Re: What was your breaking point on the McCarney regime?

    The UCONN game in 2002 was my breaking point. You could just tell Mac could not lead a division one program at that point.



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    Re: What was your breaking point on the McCarney regime?

    I would have to say KU game last year. With a full on chance to redeem the screw up of '04, and a lead over a sub par team playing with their 3rd string QB, we went right for the prevent d (which had been responsible for our other 3 losses) and so ruthlessly snared defeat from the jaws of victory. That prompted me to start a facebook group called "Dan McCarney Greatly Contributes to my Alcoholism", and subsequently I lost any faith that I had left in his ability as a head coach.


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    Re: What was your breaking point on the McCarney regime?

    KU last year.



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    Re: What was your breaking point on the McCarney regime?

    I think Mac has proven that, even with the talent needed to win, his poor coaching gets in the way.



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    Re: What was your breaking point on the McCarney regime?

    Good idea for a post...

    UNI game this year was my breaking point. I was on the fence with Dan until I saw the product he put on the field that night. I almost vomited at halftime I was so stressed out. Since then, amazingly, we have won zero games and it was all evident on Sept 30.



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    Re: What was your breaking point on the McCarney regime?

    Winning the coin-flip for overtime against Wyoming and electing to go on offense first!


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    Re: What was your breaking point on the McCarney regime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    I would have to say KU game last year. With a full on chance to redeem the screw up of '04, and a lead over a sub par team playing with their 3rd string QB, we went right for the prevent d (which had been responsible for our other 3 losses) and so ruthlessly snared defeat from the jaws of victory. That prompted me to start a facebook group called "Dan McCarney Greatly Contributes to my Alcoholism", and subsequently I lost any faith that I had left in his ability as a head coach.
    Oh, how true.



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    Re: What was your breaking point on the McCarney regime?

    For me. it was Homecoming 2000. We were 5-1 trying to become bowl eligible for the first time in 11 years, and certainly the first time since Dan had been named coach.
    We played a pretty good Texas A & M team, not one of their really good wrecking crew teams, but a solid 8 win team, and played one of the most uninspired lackluster games that I had ever seen.
    I realized at that point that with everything that there was to play for, and that was the effort that he could get out of the "best" team in Iowa State history, that all he was ever going to do was make us the best of the bad teams in the Big 12. And as it turned out, that wasn't even the case as the last two years have shown.
    2000's 9 win team lost to the three good teams that we played that year, and lost by big margins. The Nebraska game was exciting, but A & M and especially K State were massacres.

    But there are so many examples of why Dan wouldn't have been employed anywhere else as long as he has been here.


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    Unhappy Re: What was your breaking point on the McCarney regime?

    He lost me with the season ending home loss to Mizzou in 2004, denying us an outright North Title. Granted he didn't miss the FG at the end of regulation, but we were 1st & goal on the three and he played for the FG. Hicks was running thru the Tiger D like it was paper...

    In OT, they threw a jump ball to Jon Davis INTO THE WIND, which was absolutely howling. No need to call that play and no excuse to throw it to Jon Davis when Todd Blythe was on the field...

    In my mind, this loss was the beginning of the end...


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    Re: What was your breaking point on the McCarney regime?

    The "We won the second half" quote in the Colorado blowout.



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    Re: What was your breaking point on the McCarney regime?

    In 2002 when Oklahoma was pounding on our team and we recovered a fumble at the 1 and four straight plays Seneca handed the ball off! Mac claims he wanted to prove they could play smash mouth with the Number 1 team in the counrty.



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    Re: What was your breaking point on the McCarney regime?

    The KU loss last year. Three overtime Big 12 road losses in 4 games and the 2nd straight overtime loss with the Big 12 North Division on the line. I, as well as everyone I was watching the game with, saw the loss coming from a mile away and when it was over, any hope I had for DMac getting better as a coach slowly faded away. He doesn't adjust, never has, and never will. That did it for me.



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