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    Potential recruit calls Harbaugh "AWESOME"

    I asked a potential ISU football recruit for his reaction to Jim Harbaugh as a possible Cyclone football coach. His reaction was "he would be awesome." I asked if Harbaugh as coach would pursuade him to look at ISU if it were not on his list and he said, "for sure..who wouldn't want to play for him." I told him about Harbaugh being at a non scholarship school, but being competitive with other scholarship schools and his reaction was,"guys want to play for him." I think his words speak volumes.



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    Re: Potential recruit calls Harbaugh "AWESOME"

    Quote Originally Posted by ketelmeister View Post
    I asked a potential ISU football recruit for his reaction to Jim Harbaugh as a possible Cyclone football coach. His reaction was "he would be awesome." I asked if Harbaugh as coach would pursuade him to look at ISU if it were not on his list and he said, "for sure..who wouldn't want to play for him." I told him about Harbaugh being at a non scholarship school, but being competitive with other scholarship schools and his reaction was,"guys want to play for him." I think his words speak volumes.
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    Re: Potential recruit calls Harbaugh "AWESOME"

    Quote Originally Posted by ketelmeister View Post
    I asked a potential ISU football recruit for his reaction to Jim Harbaugh as a possible Cyclone football coach. His reaction was "he would be awesome." I asked if Harbaugh as coach would pursuade him to look at ISU if it were not on his list and he said, "for sure..who wouldn't want to play for him." I told him about Harbaugh being at a non scholarship school, but being competitive with other scholarship schools and his reaction was,"guys want to play for him." I think his words speak volumes.
    and who was the recruit??



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    Re: Potential recruit calls Harbaugh "AWESOME"

    I thinking even if what you say is true, it would be more credible with a name.



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    Re: Potential recruit calls Harbaugh "AWESOME"

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    and who was the recruit??
    Furthermore, did the recruit meet with Mr. Harbaugh, or is this based upon his name alone?


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    Re: Potential recruit calls Harbaugh "AWESOME"

    Just having the name alone is reason enough to bring Captain Comeback to Ames. If he has an assembled veteran coaching staff around him we are set. Recruiting is something we need badly since we are in Iowa and don't even get the best recruits out of our state. Phillip Bates might want to play for Jim Harbaugh....don't u think?



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    Re: Potential recruit calls Harbaugh "AWESOME"

    Is this prevalent to the thread? No. But I'm posting it anyway.

    [ame="http://youtube.com/watch?v=yeSkG9X7l4I"]YouTube - TV Commercial Jim Harbaugh - 1996[/ame]

    And now to redeem this post: I've also wondered how having Harbaugh at coach will affect the development of Arnaud and Bates. I can only imagine it can do wonders for them, what a name for them to look up to and learn from.



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    Re: Potential recruit calls Harbaugh "AWESOME"

    I can't give the kids name out, it might get him in trouble for talking to me. I can tell you he's a 6-4 receiver. My point is the reaction I got from him. It's the same reaction dozens of other potential ISU'ers would give about a name like Jim Harbaugh in my opinion. That doesn't make him a good coach, but it certainly gets him in the door to get talent. If JH is smart enough to get top Asst. coaches, he will win at our level. I believe he is based on what he's done at San D. I am not an expert on football coaching, just an observer who asks lots of questions. The recruit did not meet with Harbaugh, I just wanted his reaction to JH.



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    Re: Potential recruit calls Harbaugh "AWESOME"

    Yeah I agree with you guys that a celebrity name would help in the short term, but I'm afraid as time goes on it is coaching ability from HC on down, and most importantly the leadership ability and vision of the HC which counts.

    Otherwise you just have a pretty face with celebrity name and that is Steve Alford-- which I know is debatable (and being done in other threads).



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    Re: Potential recruit calls Harbaugh "AWESOME"

    Quote Originally Posted by minnclone99 View Post
    Yeah I agree with you guys that a celebrity name would help in the short term, but I'm afraid as time goes on it is coaching ability from HC on down, and most importantly the leadership ability and vision of the HC which counts.

    Otherwise you just have a pretty face with celebrity name and that is Steve Alford-- which I know is debatable (and being done in other threads).
    Sure, it could end up that way. But you don't really know for sure. He could end up being the whole package. Risky, yes. But worth the risk? also yes.


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    Re: Potential recruit calls Harbaugh "AWESOME"

    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    Sure, it could end up that way. But you don't really know for sure. He could end up being the whole package. Risky, yes. But worth the risk? also yes.
    I agree he could be. My point is that these qualities are something to be evaluated by the AD and the interviewers, not some kid who has his rookie Bears card.



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    Re: Potential recruit calls Harbaugh "AWESOME"

    My question is who are you? How many people from ISU are allowed to be calling recruits? If we have everyone and there dog calling recruits I would think that we would run into some booster questions.


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    Re: Potential recruit calls Harbaugh "AWESOME"

    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    Sure, it could end up that way. But you don't really know for sure. He could end up being the whole package. Risky, yes. But worth the risk? also yes.
    Absolutely positively NOT worth the risk! I'm not comfortable "gambling" the future of ISU to only be stuck with an Alfrord like situation.

    I'm not saying Harbaugh couldn't do well....I'm just not in favor of gambling on it.


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    Re: Potential recruit calls Harbaugh "AWESOME"

    Quote Originally Posted by CY ST8T View Post
    My question is who are you? How many people from ISU are allowed to be calling recruits? If we have everyone and there dog calling recruits I would think that we would run into some booster questions.
    IIRC if you are a booster (which includes NCC membership), you are to have NO contact with recruits what so ever.

    Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. I tossed that brochure from the AD a few months ago.



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    Re: Potential recruit calls Harbaugh "AWESOME"

    Harbaugh is a MUCH bigger name then Alford... Yes people knew of Alford but not to the same level as Harbaugh. Harbaugh has proven he can win already. Proven he can recruit. I have all the confidence in the world that he could assemble a great staff. Plus the name Harbaugh immediately gives us much more exposure... Exposure equals money and recruits... both of which we need desperately!



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