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    Bad Time for A Bye Week

    Coming off two tough losses is a bad time for a bye, wish we had a game Saturday to get rid of the bad aftertaste of losing. Hopefully the team won't dwell on the last two games.



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    Re: Bad Time for A Bye Week

    If we were playing anyone other than Kansas, I would agree with you


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    Re: Bad Time for A Bye Week

    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbahotep View Post
    If we were playing anyone other than Kansas, I would agree with you
    Yes, but Kansas also has a Bye Week!



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    Re: Bad Time for A Bye Week

    this is a great time for a bye week if your team is making all kinds of mental mistakes that are hopefully correctable.



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    Re: Bad Time for A Bye Week

    Agree with the last post, good time to get back to neutral and sure up some mental mistakes... we should be mentally and physically ready for KU. Also, that feeling after a loss, this will be a good time to make our players hate that feeling if they didn't already... Get em jacked to beat a ranked opponent at Jack Trice.



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    Re: Bad Time for A Bye Week

    There has never been a better time for a bye week for ISU. We have had to very lack-luster performances and have a lot of things to correct. We are beating ourselves and the only way to rectify that is practice and film watching.

    Obviously it's best for the fans to have a game right away, but the opposite is true for the team and their development.


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    Re: Bad Time for A Bye Week

    I think timing is good. We have a lot to work on, and getting injured players healed up is good. I've always felt when you are on a roll a bye week is a bad thing. So, that does not apply to this team. Coming off 2 losses, having extra time to let that fester may be a spark for this team.



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    Re: Bad Time for A Bye Week

    I am not too sure about that.... we've never had a bye week in the GC era. A regrouping.... teaching.... getting better isn't a bad thing for a young team.

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    Re: Bad Time for A Bye Week

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCloned View Post
    this is a great time for a bye week if your team is making all kinds of mental mistakes that are hopefully correctable.
    Agreed. Two very winnable games that we lost. And from what I've seen, both being lost very much by our own doing.

    The boys could use a little extra practice and get a handful of things straightened out. It'll probably be very beneficial to have an extra week where we can work on things not directly related to Kansas.



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    Re: Bad Time for A Bye Week

    Actually not really a bad thing, We can further break down what went wrong in those last two games in week one and correct them/tweak things, and in week two, start preparing for kansas.

    Plus let our bumps and bruises heal for those who need



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    Re: Bad Time for A Bye Week

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfreddy View Post
    Yes, but Kansas also has a Bye Week!

    Yeah we are gonna see who did better with the time off er bye week ...Iowa State or Kansas....


    Hope theese 2 wks go by fast because...I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS GAME!!!!



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    Re: Bad Time for A Bye Week

    I'm 100% so far this year in my predictions. And I am guaranteeing a win over Kansas.



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    Re: Bad Time for A Bye Week

    If we were 4-0, fans would think it's a bad time for a bye too. There are pros/cons to a bye week every time a team has it.

    IMO, I'm fine with it. Gives the team time to stew over the last two games they should have won. I hope they're sick over it, upset and looking at the mistakes made that cost them those games - and working to correct them.

    Not a bad time for review, disgust, corrections and improvements.



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    Re: Bad Time for A Bye Week

    Quote Originally Posted by rahtotheames View Post
    I'm 100% so far this year in my predictions. And I am guaranteeing a win over Kansas.
    Didn't you predict Gameday in Ames?



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    Re: Bad Time for A Bye Week

    Quote Originally Posted by rahtotheames View Post
    I'm 100% so far this year in my predictions. And I am guaranteeing a win over Kansas.
    Not to mention you predicted that UNLV would totally domiante and blowout ISU.


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