View Poll Results: McCarney vs. Kelly

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  • Kelly - it's an upgrade for ISU!

    97 48.02%
  • Either - it's a level hire

    39 19.31%
  • McCarney - Kelly is a step backwards

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    McCarney vs. Kelly..who would you choose?

    Given the resumes of both Dan McCarney and Brian Kelly, who would you choose as the next ISU Coach. The fact that it's even a question points to the obvious problem with this choice. With ISU needing dollars for a new stadium and facing a challenge to compete in the Big 12, I don't think Kelly will excite the fan base, the donors or potential recruits. Jamie Pollard may be digging a hole if this is the pick.



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    Re: McCarney vs. Kelly..who would you choose?

    Kelly. We need a new face, new strategy, new ideas.



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    Re: McCarney vs. Kelly..who would you choose?

    Give me the proven commodity of McCarney every time. At least we know that we will be relevant in the North year in and year out. McCarney has delivered Iowa State from being the bottom feeders of the Big 12 to a team that people must prepare for. I was for getting rid of DMac and getting some new blood in here, but if my choice was McCarney or Kelly, I would take McCarney.



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    Re: McCarney vs. Kelly..who would you choose?

    Look at the coaching resumes:
    Kelly, 13 years at Grand Valley State.
    3 years at Central Michigan

    McCarney: Iowa, Wisconsin and five bowls at ISU. This is not a tough question to answer. Look objectively and McCarney wins hands down. I was for a change, but certainly not the Kelly option.



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    Re: McCarney vs. Kelly..who would you choose?

    I thought the whole idea of getting rid of DMac was to announce some big-time phenom, who would come in and save the University as well as JP's job. I can't imagine he's going to hire someone with as much parity as DMac. My gosh, if he does, he must owe this new hire something fierce! Raise the rate of admision... blow the roof off of the sports world... this new guy will be getting a reported $1.75 mil. a year! roll out the red carpet, band members - you're not going to wanna miss this one! The coach that is going to lead our number 1 money maker into the next 12 years is?....



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    Re: McCarney vs. Kelly..who would you choose?

    Yeah, if I were a school other the ISU, and McCarney and Kelly were on my list, I would think I would have to go with McCarney based on resume. But we dont have that option since we are Iowa State



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    Re: McCarney vs. Kelly..who would you choose?

    coach mac no doubt



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    Re: McCarney vs. Kelly..who would you choose?

    Kelly - he has won everywhere he has been. He will be a huge get, if we are able to seal the deal.



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    Re: McCarney vs. Kelly..who would you choose?

    He's been 2 places. Still, technically, it's true.



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    Re: McCarney vs. Kelly..who would you choose?

    [quote=Psyclone Brian;47671]I thought the whole idea of getting rid of DMac was to announce some big-time phenom, who would come in and save the University as well as JP's job. quote]

    I agree 100% with you. The only Kelly I know of with a big name is Jim Kelly, and he couldn't beat a team from texas known as the cowboys.

    Where'd the big names go??

    If we're not going to improve, we should have kept Mac. Time to stop "risking" it on somebody that we don't know... We need someone that WILL win.. not someone who MIGHT win.



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    Re: McCarney vs. Kelly..who would you choose?

    I don't know what it takes to be a successful head football coach... but I know that if you would have told us Mac was going to be fired for Brian Kelly we probably wouldn't have been for it. I don't doubt he can coach, I don't doubt Pollard understands the gravity of the hire... but this just seems bizarre beyond words for me right now.

    Thank god it's basketball season. Honestly, I can't even begin to express how completely checked out of the coaching search I am. This is probably the first post I made on it in a while. I honestly don't even check the Fanatic very much right now because all anybody is talking about is the coaching hire. I seriously just want to talk basketball and I've been hitting up Hawkeyenation.com just so I can talk hoops with some people.

    I highly doubt that Pollard didn't think this through...but you fire Mac because you don't think you can raise the necessary funds to do the building plans... and then you hire Brian Kelly? That's supposed to make me go nuts and start hemorrhaging cash to the athletic department? I just don't see it happening. Let's see the marketing skills JP.




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    Re: McCarney vs. Kelly..who would you choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    I don't know what it takes to be a successful head football coach... but I know that if you would have told us Mac was going to be fired for Brian Kelly we probably wouldn't have been for it. I don't doubt he can coach, I don't doubt Pollard understands the gravity of the hire... but this just seems bizarre beyond words for me right now.

    Thank god it's basketball season. Honestly, I can't even begin to express how completely checked out of the coaching search I am. This is probably the first post I made on it in a while. I honestly don't even check the Fanatic very much right now because all anybody is talking about is the coaching hire. I seriously just want to talk basketball and I've been hitting up Hawkeyenation.com just so I can talk hoops with some people.

    I highly doubt that Pollard didn't think this through...but you fire Mac because you don't think you can raise the necessary funds to do the building plans... and then you hire Brian Kelly? That's supposed to make me go nuts and start hemorrhaging cash to the athletic department? I just don't see it happening. Let's see the marketing skills JP.
    This is why I just dont believe that Kelly is going to be announced. With all that is on the line here, and the fact that we have up to 1.75 million to offer for the FIRST YEAR, I just think we are all up for a nice surprise, and Kelly will be staying in Michigan!



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    Re: McCarney vs. Kelly..who would you choose?

    Mac 10 times out of 10. You fire the most successful coach in ISU history (record aside he still has the only 2 bowl wins and 5 bowl games still better than anyone before him) you better make a big splash with a proven commodity or someone up and coming. Kelly is neither. I would rather re-hire Mac than bring Kelly onboard. I am REALLY hoping there is someone in the mix that we don't know about that will knock our socks off when they announce who they hire.



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    Re: McCarney vs. Kelly..who would you choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    Mac 10 times out of 10. You fire the most successful coach in ISU history (record aside he still has the only 2 bowl wins and 5 bowl games still better than anyone before him) you better make a big splash with a proven commodity or someone up and coming. Kelly is neither. I would rather re-hire Mac than bring Kelly onboard. I am REALLY hoping there is someone in the mix that we don't know about that will knock our socks off when they announce who they hire.
    You don't consider the MAC Coach of the Year up-and-coming?



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    Re: McCarney vs. Kelly..who would you choose?

    I take Kelly. DM's game day coaching cost ISU many games. If Kelly is the X's and O's man that everybody says, that's worth at least a couple of more wins a year. It puts ISU in the Big 12 title game the past two years.



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