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    We should switch conferences...

    I know this has been brought up before, but it's something I've been thinking a lot about lately.

    We don't belong in this conference. We just don't.

    There's no shame in it, because over 1/2 of the teams in America wouldn't belong in it either.

    We're the worst team in the conference and we challenge for that title seemingly every year, with a decent season mixed in here or there, but no real threat to win it.

    I cannot envision a scenario in which we could win the conference.

    EVER.

    There should be no shame in admitting what everyone else already knows. We don't belong.

    The obvious goal of every team should be to win the conference championship. I can honestly say that we have a 0% shot of ever doing that.

    So why bang our heads into the wall for another decade or two?

    I'm not sure how it works--is our membership contractual, etc., but there has to be a better option for us out there.

    I think the fans and players deserve a fighting chance.


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    Re: We should switch conferences...

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    Re: We should switch conferences...

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    Neg Rep!

    Fine.

    Tell me why we belong. Tell me what we've done in our football history that makes you believe that we have a chance to excel in this conference.


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    Re: We should switch conferences...

    Yeah, we should be in the Big Ten. Neg Rep +1


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    Re: We should switch conferences...

    The Big 12 North is not that great. I'm sorry. We can and have competed in the North division and we will again.



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    Re: We should switch conferences...

    Big whoop.

    What about the south.

    It's just assumed that we will remain their whipping boy forever, right?


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    Re: We should switch conferences...

    Couldn't disagree more... except for the fact that we are bad right now... switching conferences would include other sports and some of which have been very successful in the Big 12... I think your opinions are a little short sighted... just give football a little more time... look what Pinkel did at Mizzou, and if I remember right, it took a little while


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    Re: We should switch conferences...

    Or, you're basically saying that the lesser north division is reason to stay. We've never won the north in how many years, despite the best ISU teams of my lifetime?

    Yeah, looks really promising.


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    Re: We should switch conferences...

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONE2THEBONE View Post
    Big whoop.

    What about the south.

    It's just assumed that we will remain their whipping boy forever, right?
    Who the hell cares about the South? We play in the North. Our goal is to win the North. We have been on the door set of doing that twice in recent years. Kansas is clearly coming back to the pack, Missouri looks to be doing the same after Daniel is gone. Nebraska is Nebraska, K-State and Colorado are nothing special at the moment.

    We'll be fine in the North in the coming years.



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    Re: We should switch conferences...

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONE2THEBONE View Post
    Big whoop.

    What about the south.

    It's just assumed that we will remain their whipping boy forever, right?

    Go back to France


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    Re: We should switch conferences...

    Quote Originally Posted by CP44 View Post
    Couldn't disagree more... except for the fact that we are bad right now... switching conferences would include other sports and some of which have been very successful in the Big 12... I think your opinions are a little short sighted... just give football a little more time... look what Pinkel did at Mizzou, and if I remember right, it took a little while
    You don't have to switch all sports, do you?

    Is there a team that's in the Big East for bball, but nothing else. Or maybe it was the ACC. Can't remember, but I know there's some out there


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    Re: We should switch conferences...

    Sorry Clone2thebone but you are dead wrong.

    Should Duke leave the ACC?

    Should Vandy, Kentucky, Miss St leave the SEC?

    Should Baylor leave the Big 12?

    Should Indiana leave the Big 10?

    There are teams like this in every conference. EVERY CONFERENCE. These teams come out of nowhere to have good years every now and then. You take out ISU from the Big 12 and put somebody else in there and that doesn't change anything. There will still be a doormat team in the conference, just a new one



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    Re: We should switch conferences...

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONE2THEBONE View Post
    You don't have to switch all sports, do you?

    Is there a team that's in the Big East for bball, but nothing else. Or maybe it was the ACC. Can't remember, but I know there's some out there

    Who is this - Phillip Bates?!? Let's quit so we can be the champs somewhere else!


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    Re: We should switch conferences...

    Another post-loss switch conference thread. Yeah...this is unique.

    At least we're running through the full gamut today...



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    Re: We should switch conferences...

    Bull hockey. Take your "clone to the bone", and go be a UNI fan.

    We have competed before, and will again. Success is cyclical. Believe it or not, Texas once had a mediocre program, and doubtless will one day again. When Mack Brown retires. at the very least.

    Just because you're a "have not" doesn't mean that you have to stay that way. Look at Vanderbilt. That's one great example. Or Rutgers.

    We will be better. It's going to happen. In the mean time, I enjoy being in this conference and competing. Tell me, when you play sports, do you pick the geeks and nerds, the slow fat guys to play against, or do you challenge yourself against someone better, the very best competition you can find, so that you can get better? To tell you the truth, beating up on patsies is no fun at all.

    So please, if you want a different conference, go yourself. I understand that Utah or Boise State can always use another fan. At least until either of them hires a clunker coach, and the prograqm falls.



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