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    Thoughts on the Spring Game...

    Anyone think the ISU should pump some money into this year? Our spring game always seems to be a passing thought....a nice day could produce 5-7k...bad day...far less.

    though...with this year...should JP do something with this? Chizik, new era...new committment to football

    Iowa seems to boast their 20-25k every year...seems like a great opportunity to get fans excited going into the summer.

    Could we get 10k plus?

    A worthy investment?


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    Re: Thoughts on the Spring Game...

    ive always thought our spring game was pretty lack luster. not sure what would help it out. guess thats why JP gets the big bucks. i would like to see him do something with it...at least give it a shot. who cares about even making money, i would just like to see more that 1500 people show up.



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    Re: Thoughts on the Spring Game...

    Ill be there!


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    Re: Thoughts on the Spring Game...

    Has anyone seen the date for it? It's usually the 3rd Saturday in April. Maybe JP could have some promotions, giveaways, anything to entice people to come! And obviously keep it FREE...



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    Re: Thoughts on the Spring Game...

    [QUOTE=larrysarmy;53125]Anyone think the ISU should pump some money into this year? Our spring game always seems to be a passing thought....a nice day could produce 5-7k...bad day...far less.

    though...with this year...should JP do something with this? Chizik, new era...new committment to football

    Iowa seems to boast their 20-25k every year...seems like a great opportunity to get fans excited going into the summer.

    Could we get 10k plus?

    A worthy investment?

    I always thought that the Hawks really did a nice job promoting their spring game and ISU almost was trying to hide the spring game. I don't have any great ideas to promote it, but I am sure that JP could get it done if the insentive and disire were there. I haven't been to a spring game in years because they keep making it shorter and more controlled. (boring)



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    Re: Thoughts on the Spring Game...

    I live in SW Iowa and am constantly exposed to the Nebraska media. If I
    remember correctly they had a full house for their last spring game. Kinda
    puts into perspective how far we need to go as far as fan interest. Of course
    I realize there is not much else to do in Nebraska on a spring afternoon.



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    Re: Thoughts on the Spring Game...

    attendance should be increased this year... many UofI coaches should be in attendance to see what is being done on the field by all of our new coaches....

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    Re: Thoughts on the Spring Game...

    I can see two things that would help the spring game.
    -First, keep it off of Easter weekend. I think two out of the last three years its fallen on the Saturday before Easter. Most students are gone and many families have plans.

    -Second, it's always been the big event in VEISHA. Since VEISHA has lost its luster alumni don't come back like they did. Improve VEISHA back to what it was and you'll get alumni to come back and attend the game.



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    Re: Thoughts on the Spring Game...

    GC isnt going to show anything in the spring game...hes to smart of a coach.

    im glad someone else brought up nebraska...they know what they are doing. i think the last 2 maybe even 3 years they had over 60,000 at their game. and theirs isnt free. even students have to pay to get into it.



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    Re: Thoughts on the Spring Game...

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    attendance should be increased this year... many UofI coaches should be in attendance to see what is being done on the field by all of our new coaches....

    -keep.
    ?? Yeah I am sure coaches from a school that has been one of the top programs in the past 6 years is going to come to our spring game to see how we coach!! Get a grip



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    I agree that the spring game ought to be integrated in the VEISHA activities - saturday afternoon, right after the parade. Maybe there could be a BBQ (alcohol free?) outside the stadium to bridge the gap. If I recall correctly the game wasn't even during VEISHA week last year. Of course sometimes there isn't a VEISHA week. It would be nice if the game could pull its own crowd, but, until it does, coordinating with VEISHA makes sense to me.


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    Re: Thoughts on the Spring Game...

    The spring game will most likely just be an evaluation tool by the new staff to see what they have to work with. It's never been very competitive nor very exciting. I think the most excitement I ever saw from one was when Stevie Johnson was trying out at WR but eventually switched to LB before the season.



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    Re: Thoughts on the Spring Game...

    Quote Originally Posted by seneca4MVP View Post
    ?? Yeah I am sure coaches from a school that has been one of the top programs in the past 6 years is going to come to our spring game to see how we coach!! Get a grip
    get a grip?! how about Get a clue...

    they will want to see our new coaches in action. how they handle things, tendencies, type of D, type of O ..... that sort of stuff. Not a coaching 101 or clinic. Studying the enemy.... to better prepare for that game.

    geez.

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    Re: Thoughts on the Spring Game...

    Other coaches aren't going to be scouting this game to get anything usefully out of it. Heck the 2-deeps won't even be close to what it will by the fall, the play calling will be very basic, and our main players everyone already has enough info on since most are juniors and seniors now.



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    Re: Thoughts on the Spring Game...

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    get a grip?! how about Get a clue...

    they will want to see our new coaches in action. how they handle things, tendencies, type of D, type of O ..... that sort of stuff. Not a coaching 101 or clinic. Studying the enemy.... to better prepare for that game.

    geez.

    -keep.
    Haha this keeps getting better. That is called game film that they can watch after our first two games. I will bet my first born son there won't be a Hawk coach at our spring game. I am sure they send two coaches to every team on their schedules spring game.....NOT!!



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