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    Chiz gives me pause for concern...........

    Reading recent interviews at CR with the coach gives me reasons to be concerned. He spoke of real problems in the defense and that it is not very good right now, especially the run defense. I think the fact that ISU is playing 10 true freshman and that KSU ran at will last Saturday, no matter how good there running back was, is cause for concern.

    Now, maybe that is all a kind of negative psychology type of hype, and a poor boy type of strategy he is practicing, but from what I've seen, it sounds pretty real to me. Those who think this will be a cake walk this weekend just aren't listening and are drowning themselves in kool aid.

    Having said that, I hope I'm completely and totally wrong.



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    Re: Chiz gives me pause for concern...........

    I don't think too many people are expecting a cakewalk.



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    Re: Chiz gives me pause for concern...........

    It's all talk to motivate the players, especially the ones who played poorly last week



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    Re: Chiz gives me pause for concern...........

    He's being brutally honest, but that doesn't mean the team isn't capable of winning. Just look at the end of the season last year.



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    Re: Chiz gives me pause for concern...........

    He's not saying anything most of us don't already know. Thing of it is, not too many are predicting 12 wins on the season or anything. We're predicting a hard fought win over Iowa. You can't catch yourself believing what their fans tell you. They are just not that good. We may not be a whole lot better, but they aren't that good.


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    Re: Chiz gives me pause for concern...........

    What's the big surprise here? All you had to do was watch the last few games to figure that out. It is a weakness for us right now.

    This looks to be a year where our offense and special teams is going to need to compensate for a weaker defense.



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    Re: Chiz gives me pause for concern...........

    It's funny how some people hang on every word of "coach-speak" that comes out. I wouldn't take everything that a coach says to fans and media so literally.



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    Re: Chiz gives me pause for concern...........

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    What's the big surprise here? All you had to do was watch the last few games to figure that out. It is a weakness for us right now.

    This looks to be a year where our offense and special teams is going to need to compensate for a weaker defense.
    Yet we lead the nation with 11 takeaways.


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    Re: Chiz gives me pause for concern...........

    well put Rogue, everyone needs to realize that McCarney is no longer here as much as Hayden Fry thinks he should be. Gene Chizik is here to stay and does not sugarcoat ANYTHING. His honestly may seem brutal to some, but he'll use to as a motivator and a reason to play at a even higher level this week. time to beat a rival and equal our win total from all of last year!


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    Re: Chiz gives me pause for concern...........

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    Yet we lead the nation with 11 takeaways.
    That is a good stat. Where do we rank in run defense?



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    Re: Chiz gives me pause for concern...........

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    That is a good stat. Where do we rank in run defense?
    near dead last



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    Re: Chiz gives me pause for concern...........

    I can't wait for a coach to say:

    "Darn-it, we are superior right now. I don't see us losing a game this year. You know, we're pretty awesome. Even NFL teams wouldn't stand a chance against us. If we were a EA Sports game, we'd all have a 99 rating."



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    Re: Chiz gives me pause for concern...........

    It's my opinion that Chizik wouldn't be talking like he is if he isn't more confident then what he's talking. I don't think anybody thinks it's going to be a cake walk but I think he's holding back more then he's telling.

    It might be just me, but I think he's cooking the books.

    Either way, we don't find out till Saturday and I am looking a whole lot more confidently at this game coming up this weekend then what I was thinking going into this game last year, and see what happened then. I don't care where it's played, don't count my Cyclones out of it.



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    Re: Chiz gives me pause for concern...........

    It's just coach-speak. There are no college football coaches, other than Pete Carroll, who will come out and say "we kicked *** last week and we're so much better than the next opponent we're going to win by at least 20 again".


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    Jamie Pollard, 2005-. 4 years. 1 bowl game, 0 NCAA's, 0 NIT's. Postseason participation: 13%. The next big step.

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    Re: Chiz gives me pause for concern...........

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    That is a good stat. Where do we rank in run defense?
    104 of 118 based on ypg

    and sorry, its 10 takeaways. Still lead the nation though.
    Only having 7 would still have us in the top 10.
    We are tied for 2nd in turnover margin at +3 per game.


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