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    I think we're going to have to deprogram ourselves from DMAC. Gene seems to be more of a deep thinker and not the hand clapping, rah rah guy that Dan was. As Pollard put it, he wanted a CEO of football operations and that is what GC appears to be from the brief press conference. I'd rather have a CEO than a cheerleader. So far, so good.



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    Re: New Coach/New Perspective

    I'd rather have a CEO than a cheerleader. So far, so good.
    I agree with a coach, but when the bar closes?


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    Re: New Coach/New Perspective

    NO DOUBT ABOUT IT



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    Re: New Coach/New Perspective

    Quote Originally Posted by acody View Post
    I think we're going to have to deprogram ourselves from DMAC. Gene seems to be more of a deep thinker and not the hand clapping, rah rah guy that Dan was. As Pollard put it, he wanted a CEO of football operations and that is what GC appears to be from the brief press conference. I'd rather have a CEO than a cheerleader. So far, so good.
    I agree-I see a very driven person with a vision and the knowledge of how to execute on the vision, which is where I believe most organizations (including this year's team) fail. And there will be no spin-just facts.

    He had no problem talking of his faith and how he and his wife prayed before making this decision, which I find refreshing in a society where religion is not to be talked about unless it is Sunday morning.

    I also see him fitting into the ISU "family", not that DMac didn't, but Floyd and Eustachy were never comfortable in that setting, and I see Chizik being more cohesive with the rest of the athletic dept and the fans



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    Re: New Coach/New Perspective

    i will say i loved how he handled the media, he didnt change his answer on any thing, he very clearly said "it will take hours upon hours to evaluate the team" i think this alone says alot



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    Re: New Coach/New Perspective

    I was also pleased with the fact that he talked about his faith and prayer regarding the decision. It shows that he is a man of integrity and is going to be honest to the fan base, even if a few people might disagree with it. I agree that he seems like he is very open to fit right in with the Cyclone family.

    He also hinted that he isn't planning on using ISU just as a stepping stone when he mentioned somewhat jokingly that his children will be recruited by ISU in a few years.



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