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    Is JP a hypocrite for celebrating Mac on Saturday?

    Was listening to Travis Justice this a.m. (Omaha's Big Sports 590) and he was ripping JP for his handling of the Mac resignation. He thinks JP is a hypocrite because he's "firing" Mac because he needs to raise $ and sell tickets and then celebrating him at the Missou game Saturday. I think that's a huge generalization based on the success of Mac in the past. He also implied that ISU should resign itself to being a mediocre in football. I can't buy into that though...
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    Re: Is JP a hypocrite for celebrating Mac on Saturday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nedrick View Post
    Was listening to Travis Justice this a.m. (Omaha's Big Sports 590) and he was ripping JP for his handling of the Mac resignation. He thinks JP is a hypocrite because he's "firing" Mac because he needs to raise $ and sell tickets and then celebrating him at the Missou game Saturday. I think that's a huge generalization based on the success of Mac in the past. He also implied that ISU should resign itself to being a mediocre in football. I can't buy into that though...
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    Travis Justice is a hawk fan and thinks anyone in the state of Iowa besides the hawkeyes are second class. Also he will say anything to get a rise out of someone. His diatribe about ISU means nothing.
    I don't hate Justice but when it come to ISU, his hawkeye blinders are on full tilt.



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    Re: Is JP a hypocrite for celebrating Mac on Saturday?

    I does seem rather hipocritical. We came back from a horrible season once before. I think we could do it again. He did not have to be fired.



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    Re: Is JP a hypocrite for celebrating Mac on Saturday?

    Did he ever make mention that Pollard AND MAC decided now was the time. I am sick of hearing people bash Pollard...IT WAS NOT ALL HIS DECISON! Both Pollard and MAC realized that they had hit the wall...and change was needed. The entire cyclone community on saturday is celebrating where coach MAC has taken ISU football.



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    Re: Is JP a hypocrite for celebrating Mac on Saturday?

    Mac does not want to leave! He and Fennelly are two of the best ambassadors that ISU could ever have. Does not sound like his choice now does it?
    Why take two steps back in hopes of taking three steps forward? Maybe new guy trying to make a mark??
    Can we ever be an Michigan, a USC or other powers?
    Is it worth comprimising a program that is known as a "class" operation by coaches all thru the nation?
    Here's hoping for the best!


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    Re: Is JP a hypocrite for celebrating Mac on Saturday?

    Regardless of whether JP strong armed Mac into resigning or not, the proper thing to do is to celebrate Mac's 12 year tenure and thank him for all that he has accomplished. He took us from a squad that regularly got smashed by Neb and EIU to a squad that played tough and had us on the verge of bigger things that just didn't come to light. I disagree with those who call the EIU game our Superbowl, but as the lone Cyclone growing up in an EIU family, I relish each and every victory Mac had over them. So celebrate and thank Mac for 12 long years and wish him the best in the future.



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    Re: Is JP a hypocrite for celebrating Mac on Saturday?

    Travis is a fence rider in Omaha



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    Re: Is JP a hypocrite for celebrating Mac on Saturday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kowskie View Post
    I does seem rather hipocritical. We came back from a horrible season once before. I think we could do it again. He did not have to be fired.
    Who got fired?



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    Re: Is JP a hypocrite for celebrating Mac on Saturday?

    In some people's eyes, no matter what Pollard does - it will be wrong.

    It would have been a complete injustice to not celebrate D-Mac's 12 years at ISU.



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    Re: Is JP a hypocrite for celebrating Mac on Saturday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nedrick View Post
    Was listening to Travis Justice this a.m. (Omaha's Big Sports 590) and he was ripping JP for his handling of the Mac resignation. He thinks JP is a hypocrite because he's "firing" Mac because he needs to raise $ and sell tickets and then celebrating him at the Missou game Saturday. I think that's a huge generalization based on the success of Mac in the past. He also implied that ISU should resign itself to being a mediocre in football. I can't buy into that though...
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    Yeah... Shame on JP for trying to make anything positive out of this.


    Yeah well, ya know, that's just, like uh, your opinion, man.

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    Re: Is JP a hypocrite for celebrating Mac on Saturday?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARSON View Post
    Why take two steps back in hopes of taking three steps forward?
    Where does two steps back from this season leave us? Can we somehow have a negative in the conference win column?

    Next year the team graduates 4 of the starting o-linemen and the two best d-linemen. The reserves have not steped up. If Mac returned next year it would have been more of the same. The program is in a rebuilding mode no matter who the coach is.

    Mac's program lost momentum on the recruiting front, and that wasn't going to get better next year. Everyone would have used Mac's job status to recruit against him.

    I believe JP really wanted Mac to succeed, but he needed to move quickly to prevent things from deteriorating further.


    Last edited by mt85; 11-14-2006 at 12:24 PM.

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    Re: Is JP a hypocrite for celebrating Mac on Saturday?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARSON View Post
    Mac does not want to leave! He and Fennelly are two of the best ambassadors that ISU could ever have. Does not sound like his choice now does it?
    Why take two steps back in hopes of taking three steps forward? Maybe new guy trying to make a mark??
    Can we ever be an Michigan, a USC or other powers?
    Is it worth comprimising a program that is known as a "class" operation by coaches all thru the nation?
    Here's hoping for the best!
    Please stop with the loser talk. Yeah, Mac did some good things here. We've also had some horrible seasons under Mac. To think we need to put up with some of the worst seasons in all of college football (yes, in ALL of college football) merely to retain a "class operation" is disgusting. You are telling me that you'd rather be known as a "Class" operation rather than a winner? I'm not saying a "dirty" winner, just merely a winner. You have to set personal issues aside. I don't think anyone would argue about Mac being a good person. There are plenty though that could argue his coaching ability here. That is what this decision was made on. His ability to coach the Cyclones. There is also no reason to believe that we couldn't get a better coach in here that is able to run a "Class" program and still have success with the program. Everyone says this is going to be a stepping stone program. No one is going to want to come here and be known as a cheating jerk if they are looking to move upwards. Mac isn't the only "Class" coach in the world.



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    Re: Is JP a hypocrite for celebrating Mac on Saturday?

    JP is not a hypocrite. ISU Fans decided Mac's fate. Pollard was left with no choice. If Mac stayed, ISU would lose almost half of its fan base. If Mac respectfully steps down, the entire fan base is united, and the program can maybe gain momentum again. If I were in Pollard's place, I would've came to the same logical, although emotionally tough, decision. If anything, ISU fans are hypocrites, but before an outsider starts throwing names and blame, they should first walk in an ISU football fan's shoes for 12 years before they do it. To outsiders, honoring a man that you want to get rid of makes zero sense, but to most ISU fans, it makes perfect sense. However, I do respect the anger of a minority of ISU fans who are angry at Mac's (probably forced) resignation. I don't agree, but I understand.



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    Re: Is JP a hypocrite for celebrating Mac on Saturday?

    JP is responsible for the future direction of the program - for getting all programs to the top half of the conference in five years. Just because he decided that a change was the best way for that to happen doesn't mean he doesn't join the rest of us in giving praise and appreciation to DMAC for all he has done in the past for ISU. There is also credit due for what he has done for the young men who passed through the program during his tenure.


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    Re: Is JP a hypocrite for celebrating Mac on Saturday?

    I find it funny that most people on the outside (ie. fans of other schools) tend to dislike Pollard and criticize his every move, while fans of ISU love him, and applaud his vision and ambition, even though they don't always agree with the decision. It seems to me like a case of competitors not wanting to wake the sleeping dog.



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