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    This could be career suicide for Pollard

    Everybody talks about the Greg McDermott hire... Well let's not forget, GMac was the one who initiated the contact there. Pollard was prepared to offer the job to Jeter. (How's Jeter's team doing now?)

    It just makes me wonder, does anyone really think he's just gonna Wow the pants off us should he select Kelly? I even mentioned at a different thread, that if he thinks the fan base was so divided in McCarney's final days, what does he expect if he makes this deal?



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    Re: This could be career suicide for Pollard

    He's been around for a year.



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    Re: This could be career suicide for Pollard

    Did you know who Kirk Ferentz was before Iowa hired him?



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    Re: This could be career suicide for Pollard

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Did you know who Kirk Ferentz was before Iowa hired him?
    ...yes, he was a member of Fry's staff for about nine years as offensive line coach. (why?)



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    Re: This could be career suicide for Pollard

    I did, and I thought he was an average coach in the NFL. Nothing has changed my opinion. I see through the haze of their record against bad conference opponents. I think its great they're paying him all that money. Its not hard to beat everyone in that conference other than Michigan and OSU.



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    Re: This could be career suicide for Pollard

    Well, glad you knew who he was, because I didn't. Granted, I wasn't all that big into college football at the time.

    I do agree with you though, pulse...Ferentz has made a great living off of beating up on bad teams. However, McCarney was never able to beat the teams that really should have been beaten, and that was his downfall.



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    Re: This could be career suicide for Pollard

    I still thinkk that Mac Quite. JP did not want him to leave, just change over in the staff(one or both coord. plus a few more). Dan was not willing to hire all of them to save him self. I don't think JP was ready for a coaching search.



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    Re: This could be career suicide for Pollard

    Do some of you prefer the BVDV style of AD? Hide in the office and hope that he doesn't need to make a decision. When he is forced into replacing a coach, just pick someone who is already here.
    Absolutely JP is putting his neck on the line here, if this fails his AD career may be over. I applaud him for having the guts to put himself on the spot.



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    Re: This could be career suicide for Pollard

    It could be career suicide for JP, what about the ISU Football program. Remember Jack Criner, then Donnie Duncan, then Jim Walden...0-11. I'm still hoping for a bigger name than this one.



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    Re: This could be career suicide for Pollard

    Head coach is one thing, can the new man bring in top notch assistants. Assistants power the ship, the head coach drives. You have to administer allegiance to your assistants, but they also have to be aware they are accountable for positional expertise, development and recruitement. All coaches have a tendency to hire "friends" into the ranks in the beginning and when a friend is in tough times (aka Woodley, Allen and a few others), however, Mac did have some outstanding asst which have gone on to greener pastures. If you want to keep them, pay them. There efforts get the 1+ million for the head coach. Administer as such. Build a staff and a program, or build yourself......a pathway out the door.



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    Re: This could be career suicide for Pollard

    I like your posts people! Everyone seems to have the same doubt in common. The GMac hire really made him look good. Personally I think that hire had Gary Thompson written all over it. But now, JP has to know what's at stake, wouldn't you think? His decision making don't get any bigger than this. If he names Mr. Kelly as head coach, I seriously don't think that there is going to be a huge turn-out at that press conference.
    Not to mention our next home game against Kent St. (just my thoughts)



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    Re: This could be career suicide for Pollard

    Honestly, there's a good chance he might not be with us that much longer. I was listenting to a Wisconsin FB talk show today which was suggesting that if Alvarez leaves to go to Miami, Pollard would come back and be the AD at Wisconsin.



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    Re: This could be career suicide for Pollard

    i think kelly will probably be a great hire!!!



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    Re: This could be career suicide for Pollard

    Quote Originally Posted by superfan View Post
    Honestly, there's a good chance he might not be with us that much longer. I was listenting to a Wisconsin FB talk show today which was suggesting that if Alvarez leaves to go to Miami, Pollard would come back and be the AD at Wisconsin.

    thats been speculated a lot in the past, and honestly i dont see why he wouldn't. He's got his roots there, better athletics, more money.... as much as i hate to admit it, UW-Madison would be the more logical pick for JP.



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    Re: This could be career suicide for Pollard

    note to self...forget to send in contribution to athletic dept. and check for season tickets...bad, bad, bad, bad....hire...there is a special spot in hell for people that force out dan mccarney for this guy...


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