View Poll Results: What went wrong with Cyclone Football 2008?

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  • Talent

    85 40.28%
  • Coaches

    15 7.11%
  • Luck

    6 2.84%
  • Play Calling

    12 5.69%
  • Bates

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  • Division

    4 1.90%
  • All of the Above

    89 42.18%
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    2 Wins, Really!? What was wrong with Cyclones Football 2008?

    I had high hope this season because it was my last as a student season ticket holder, but wow things really took a turn for the worst. What was it that made us the worst team in the Big 12?

    • Our Talent: better scouting could fix things
    • Our Coaches: someone should be fired, not Chizik, but somebody
    • Our Luck: We could have won some of those games
    • Our play calling: Why didn't they run it up the middle at the end of the CU game?
    • Philip Bates
    • Our Division: we tried and failed in the Big 12, which was the toughest division in the country this year.


    OR was it just a combination of all of the above and we need to sacrifice a virgin to the football gods over the off season.



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    Re: 2 Wins, Really!? What was wrong with Cyclones Football 2008?

    • Our Talent: better scouting could fix things-Players understanding what they are suppose to be doing will help also
    • Our Coaches: someone should be fired, not Chizik, but somebody-Is this always the answer
    • Our Luck: We could have won some of those games-You shouldnt need luck to win games
    • Our play calling: Why didn't they run it up the middle at the end of the CU game?-The offensive play calling got a lot better towards the end of the season, I cannot say the same for the D.
    • Philip Bates-Why does this matter. AA has shown he is a good QB. The 2 QB system wasnt working
    • Our Division: we tried and failed in the Big 12, which was the toughest division in the country this year.-The teams in the Big 12 North are not that great. The south is where the team are good. Why do people always use this excuse.


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    Re: 2 Wins, Really!? What was wrong with Cyclones Football 2008?

    We just can't hack it. I sent an email to the MAC Commissioner last night. He hasn't responded yet.


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    Re: 2 Wins, Really!? What was wrong with Cyclones Football 2008?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone62 View Post
    We just can't hack it. I sent an email to the MAC Commissioner last night. He hasn't responded yet.
    I hope you are joking.


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    Re: 2 Wins, Really!? What was wrong with Cyclones Football 2008?

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    I hope you are joking.
    You just made my day.


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    Re: 2 Wins, Really!? What was wrong with Cyclones Football 2008?

    I think we will be fine, but if we finish our stadium we would have a heck of a stadium for a MAC School.

    However I was thinking about the last time we had a season like this (2003) This season was hands down worse as far as a way easier schedule. Imagine if we had to play a Really Good Iowa team, @ Northern Illinois when they were decent, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech, @ a top 25 Nebraska team, Top 10 K-State team, @ Mizzou, @ KU and play a pretty good Colorado team at home. The closest game we had was 28-0.

    Every team from the North was very beatable this year (Even Mizzou). I guess we should be glad its not 10 years ago where K-state, CU, Nebraska were all in the top 10.
    I almost wish we had our tougher schedule this year so we didn't waste it. We lost anyway.



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    Re: 2 Wins, Really!? What was wrong with Cyclones Football 2008?

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    I hope you are joking.
    I hope he wasn't.


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    Re: 2 Wins, Really!? What was wrong with Cyclones Football 2008?

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONE2THEBONE View Post
    I hope he wasn't.
    Your hope has been slashed.


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    Re: 2 Wins, Really!? What was wrong with Cyclones Football 2008?

    When you ask "what is wrong with ISU Football", the simple and accurate answer is "a lot".



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    Re: 2 Wins, Really!? What was wrong with Cyclones Football 2008?

    A question that would be easier to answer would be:

    What's not wrong with ISU football.


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    Re: 2 Wins, Really!? What was wrong with Cyclones Football 2008?

    Say what you want but you start as many first year players as we did, you're going to have problems. The talent is there, the coaching is there...******, just relax.

    Sumral said it best himself. Even though the wins aren't there this year, this team is closer than it has ever been.

    Just be patient...



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    Re: 2 Wins, Really!? What was wrong with Cyclones Football 2008?

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONE2THEBONE View Post
    A question that would be easier to answer would be:

    What's not wrong with ISU football.
    Serious question for you. Do you honestly believe that we can never compete in the Big 12?

    I ask just because we have been competitive in the past. (going .500 + is being competitive, but not dominating)


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    Re: 2 Wins, Really!? What was wrong with Cyclones Football 2008?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone62 View Post
    Serious question for you. Do you honestly believe that we can never compete in the Big 12?

    I ask just because we have been competitive in the past. (going .500 + is being competitive, but not dominating)
    Please, lets not start this mentally ******** BS, again.



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    Re: 2 Wins, Really!? What was wrong with Cyclones Football 2008?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone62 View Post
    We just can't hack it. I sent an email to the MAC Commissioner last night. He hasn't responded yet.

    Me thinks the commish will get back with you as soon as he can get off the golf course...



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    Re: 2 Wins, Really!? What was wrong with Cyclones Football 2008?

    The talent option is the most popular response for what is wrong with Cyclone football.

    On the other hand, there have been numerous posts claiming that the recruiting has been upgraded considerably from what it was under McCarney. So if talent is what is holding the team back, is it that the recruits are young?

    If McCarney was such a terrible recruiter how did he manage to win any Big 12 contests. Was it because McCarney was a better game day coach than what we have now?


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