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    Bye bye James Carpenter

    Sorry to bring the bad news, but it looks like Carpenter has decided to join the #1 team in the nation and not the cyclones.... tough break for us, but it's great to see that chizik and the staff saw what this guy was capable of doing before anyone else did... the article is confidential but it says on their commitment list that he's committed to them

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    Re: Bye bye James Carpenter

    Alabama...Iowa State...Alabama...Iowa State....

    Remove the Cardinal-n-Gold glasses and while it's no fun to admit - it is a relatively easy decision.

    Didn't expect to get him when the big boys came calling - but held out a slight hope. Oh well...



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    Carpenter - its official

    he's going to Alabama.....

    Says a lot about the young man, we believed in him when nobody else did, and where was his loyalty.....

    Guess its all about him....

    Hope he gets to Alabama and sits the bench for two years.....

    NEXT!!!!!!!!!



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    Re: Carpenter - its official

    Quote Originally Posted by KMAC_ATTACK View Post
    he's going to Alabama.....

    Says a lot about the young man, we believed in him when nobody else did, and where was his loyalty.....

    Guess its all about him....

    Hope he gets to Alabama and sits the bench for two years.....

    NEXT!!!!!!!!!
    IMO, great decision in his case! Would you rather go to a 2-9 team or a 12-0 team that could be playing for the SEC Championship and NC every year?

    Players coming out of high school have no loyalty to a coach or a school just b/c they recruited him first! If people really believe that, then that is insane! It is what fits best for that certain player and gives him the best opportunities for the future and if his dream is to play in the NFL, Alabama is the way to go.



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    Re: Carpenter - its official

    Quote Originally Posted by KMAC_ATTACK View Post
    he's going to Alabama.....

    Says a lot about the young man, we believed in him when nobody else did, and where was his loyalty.....

    Guess its all about him....

    Hope he gets to Alabama and sits the bench for two years.....

    NEXT!!!!!!!!!
    Yeah, it says he isn't stupid. We would all do the same thing if given the opportunity.



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    Re: Carpenter - its official

    Quote Originally Posted by Tank View Post
    IMO, great decision in his case! Would you rather go to a 2-9 team or a 12-0 team that could be playing for the SEC Championship and NC every year?

    Players coming out of high school have no loyalty to a coach or a school just b/c they recruited him first! If people really believe that, then that is insane! It is what fits best for that certain player and gives him the best opportunities for the future and if his dream is to play in the NFL, Alabama is the way to go.
    Well, is he going to sit on the bench at Alabama and just be on a winning team, or is he actually going to play. If he's actually going to start, it's an easy decision. If he's a bench warmer, than I don't understand. I never understood the guys who go to a big name school just to sit on the bench, as opposed to going somewhere else and starting.


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    Re: Bye bye James Carpenter

    Wanting to be part of the #1 team in the nation surely doesn't reveal a weakness in his character. Like Al, I also wonder why he would do it to sit on the bench, but that seems to be a common idea, to sit on the bench at a prominent place as opposed to being the man at a place like ISU.

    Still, sounds like he made a good choice for his next step. Who wouldn't want to be part of something ranked #1?


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
    Make this one for the ages!




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    Re: Carpenter - its official

    Quote Originally Posted by KMAC_ATTACK View Post
    he's going to Alabama.....

    Says a lot about the young man, we believed in him when nobody else did, and where was his loyalty.....

    Guess its all about him....

    Hope he gets to Alabama and sits the bench for two years.....

    NEXT!!!!!!!!!

    Are you working for the employer that first hired you, or have you changed jobs in your career?



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    Re: Carpenter - its official

    Quote Originally Posted by PolkCityClone View Post
    Yeah, it says he isn't stupid. We would all do the same thing if given the opportunity.
    No i definitely would look at the opportunity to excel - and the weather - and the history....

    If thats the only thing that matters, then we should stop talking about Harrison Barnes - he should be gone too.....

    There is more to it.....

    For Carpenter i was just pointing out that he was a nobody recruit and we believed in him, when it came time to return the favor he dashed for the limelight - i wish him no success.....



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    Re: Carpenter - its official

    Quote Originally Posted by becrisgreg View Post
    Are you working for the employer that first hired you, or have you changed jobs in your career?

    ummmmm........don't see your analogy....

    With employers sometimes you have to move on to get a promotion....not quite the same.....

    He had a starting position with his name on it...........

    The only thing in question would be wins/losses etc....



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    Re: Carpenter - its official

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Well, is he going to sit on the bench at Alabama and just be on a winning team, or is he actually going to play. If he's actually going to start, it's an easy decision. If he's a bench warmer, than I don't understand. I never understood the guys who go to a big name school just to sit on the bench, as opposed to going somewhere else and starting.
    EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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    Re: Carpenter - its official

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Well, is he going to sit on the bench at Alabama and just be on a winning team, or is he actually going to play. If he's actually going to start, it's an easy decision. If he's a bench warmer, than I don't understand. I never understood the guys who go to a big name school just to sit on the bench, as opposed to going somewhere else and starting.
    I would think recruits that start to get a lot of attention think they can start for anyone. Tough loss for the good guys but shows the staff knows what they are doing.



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    Re: Bye bye James Carpenter

    Are we talking about Appleton?



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    Re: Bye bye James Carpenter

    Is he always going to sit on the bench at Alabama, or do you think sometimes he'll stand by the bench waving a towel to get the crowd pumped?



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    Re: Bye bye James Carpenter

    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleClone View Post
    Is he always going to sit on the bench at Alabama, or do you think sometimes he'll stand by the bench waving a towel to get the crowd pumped?



    We know reserve O-lineman at ISU are #1 in the country at this!



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