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    Are there going to be any defensive coach changes?

    The Cyclones defense has been horrible this year. There is no way to spin a way around that and I think some of blame has to go on the coaching staff. I understand that the guys that a playing are young, and some are not as talented as we would hope, but every week the opposing QB has a career day. Don't forget that all of the teams that ISU is playing were defended better by some pretty weak non-conference teams. It is really sad.



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    Re: Are there going to be any defensive coach changes?

    We need players to be able to coach before coaches can start being fired.



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    Re: Are there going to be any defensive coach changes?

    If there are any changes, this is where it will take place.

    I doubt we will see any however...too soon.



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    Re: Are there going to be any defensive coach changes?

    No way. It's too soon.

    It took Pinkle 6 or 7 years to just get winning. We're in year 2.



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    Re: Are there going to be any defensive coach changes?

    we have gaping holes on defense (for example, a safety slot, with Chris Brown injured), and you want to blame the coaching for it? Chris was injured on the next to last play of Spring ball. There's no way the coaches could have anticipated that, to recruit for it.



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    Re: Are there going to be any defensive coach changes?

    you really think our pass defense is 115th in the nation because we don't have Chris Brown? please



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    Re: Are there going to be any defensive coach changes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Copley305 View Post
    you really think our pass defense is 115th in the nation because we don't have Chris Brown? please

    No, but it doesnt help. Tackling is common sense, and notice we suck at it. Thats not a coaching error. Getting burned on runs is not a coaching error.



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    Re: Are there going to be any defensive coach changes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Copley305 View Post
    you really think our pass defense is 115th in the nation because we don't have Chris Brown? please
    Exactly we have relatively NO good defensive players, so it would be stupid to fire a coach.


    Our special teams were about last in a lot of categories last year. This year we have very good special teams. New coach? no. New players? yes.



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    Re: Are there going to be any defensive coach changes?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    Exactly we have relatively NO good defensive players, so it would be stupid to fire a coach.


    Our special teams were about last in a lot of categories last year. This year we have very good special teams. New coach? no. New players? yes.

    This is very true. I keep forgetting how attrocious we were in this last year. Adjustments and recruiting cleaned it up pretty good.



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    Re: Are there going to be any defensive coach changes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    No way. It's too soon.

    It took Pinkle 6 or 7 years to just get winning. We're in year 2.
    Pinkel went 8-5 in his third year as Tiger coach.

    That said, I believe Chizik's going to start fielding a competitive team in the next few years. I am surprised the defense isn't better as, if I recall, it showed some real progress as last year went on. Last year ISU was 7th in total defense in conferece play - this year dead last. Did the Cyclones lose a lot from that defense?



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    Re: Are there going to be any defensive coach changes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phenom View Post
    Pinkel went 8-5 in his third year as Tiger coach.

    That said, I believe Chizik's going to start fielding a competitive team in the next few years. I am surprised the defense isn't better as, if I recall, it showed some real progress as last year went on. Last year ISU was 7th in total defense in conferece play - this year dead last. Did the Cyclones lose a lot from that defense?

    I hope you are kidding.

    We lost THREE guys to the NFL. THREE. That for Iowa State football is HUGE. Bowen, Banks, Rubin. We also lost Chris Brown and Bailey Johnson with injury.

    So yeah we lost 5 of our best players on D. Chizik is stuck playing the freshman that he recruited vs having the luxury of playing quality backups that he was NEVER left from Coach Mac.



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    Re: Are there going to be any defensive coach changes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phenom View Post
    Pinkel went 8-5 in his third year as Tiger coach.

    That said, I believe Chizik's going to start fielding a competitive team in the next few years. I am surprised the defense isn't better as, if I recall, it showed some real progress as last year went on. Last year ISU was 7th in total defense in conferece play - this year dead last. Did the Cyclones lose a lot from that defense?
    Well A. Rubin was one of the better D tackles in the conference and Ace Bowen's speed at linebacker is obviously missed a great deal.

    Edit: ajk was too quick for me. Forgot about John Banks.



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    Re: Are there going to be any defensive coach changes?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    I hope you are kidding.

    We lost THREE guys to the NFL. THREE. That for Iowa State football is HUGE. Bowen, Banks, Rubin. We also lost Chris Brown and Bailey Johnson with injury.

    So yeah we lost 5 of our best players on D. Chizik is stuck playing the freshman that he recruited vs having the luxury of playing quality backups that he was NEVER left from Coach Mac.
    I wasn't kidding - just ignorant. I didn't know McCartney was still recruiting NFL talent at the end. I can only really obsess about one team.

    FYI - Iowa State currently has more NFL players than TT, KU, MU, and Baylor. MU and Baylor have 6 - only Duke has fewer among BCS conference teams. I wrote something about this earlier this year.

    Atomic Teeth Blog Archive Tigers and the Big 12 in the NFL



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    Re: Are there going to be any defensive coach changes?

    A slight change in defensive play calling wouldnt hurt much. But i wouldnt fire anyone.


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    Re: Are there going to be any defensive coach changes?

    The Chris Brown arguement is kinda weak as he played the last 2 games and we still gave up points when he was in.

    Our biggest issue is in the trenches, mostly on defense. Once again, the QB had all day to pick us apart. And our poor safety play just allowed a faster death.



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