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    How big a factor is the weather?...........

    I realize that this is something that the new coach needs to be aware of. Yes, it does snow in Iowa, and yes, it does get cold.
    But gee whiz folks, it snows in Lincoln, Buffalo, Boise, Iowa City, Champaign, Madision, Boulder, and someone told me it even snows in Michigan.
    I get it. I know that it is a consideration, but as often as it has been mentioned on this board lately, ("he should be from the Midwest") you'd think that it was of primary importance. I think some of us are reacting to _ _ _ _ _k's departure and that the weather here was a motivator for him to return to Auburn. Who gives a **** what _ _ _ _ _ k thought about the weather here?
    For all of you potential Cyclone head coaches out there ...............
    Gentlemen, it snows in Iowa, and it gets cold here. shhhhhhh

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    Re: How big a factor is the weather?...........

    it had to do with him being an *******, not the weather, plus the 1+ million increase in pay didn't hurt



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    Re: How big a factor is the weather?...........

    I think the weather probably plays a little bit of a factor, but it shouldn't. Heck, it gets cold a lot of places, like you are saying. I am offended with people's perceptions that is it the "frozen tundra"...get over yourselves and your warm climates! We call North Dakota the frozen tundra!



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    Re: How big a factor is the weather?...........

    It's just a good thing none of them are interviewing in Ames.



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    Re: How big a factor is the weather?...........

    It may help if the weather is better saturday night if we get a coach tomorrow.

    We will not announce a coach Wednesday though Friday of next week since it would not be good timing.

    We are one of the last jobs to be filled.

    If we wait till 3 Jan or later we will not have a staff to finish recruiting.

    I think we will fill quicker rather than later even if a blizzard hitts Ames.

    I am not sure we will pay 2 million since the last 1.1 million was a reach two years ago.


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    Re: How big a factor is the weather?...........

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    It may help if the weather is better saturday night if we get a coach tomorrow.

    We will not announce a coach Wednesday though Friday of next week since it would not be good timing.

    We are one of the last jobs to be filled.

    If we wait till 3 Jan or later we will not have a staff to finish recruiting.

    I think we will fill quicker rather than later even if a blizzard hitts Ames.

    I am not sure we will pay 2 million since the last 1.1 million was a reach two years ago.
    Haha, are you just shotgunning all your thoughts out there?



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    Re: How big a factor is the weather?...........

    I think it's a minor factor to a coach, but a bigger factor to a recruit.



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    Re: How big a factor is the weather?...........

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    It may help if the weather is better saturday night if we get a coach tomorrow.

    We will not announce a coach Wednesday though Friday of next week since it would not be good timing.

    We are one of the last jobs to be filled.

    If we wait till 3 Jan or later we will not have a staff to finish recruiting.

    I think we will fill quicker rather than later even if a blizzard hitts Ames.

    I am not sure we will pay 2 million since the last 1.1 million was a reach two years ago.
    I agree Wesley. I have every confidence that Jamie will have a plan in place to do everything that can possibly be done to reach everyone.
    My comments with regards to the weather were in reference to several posters of the opinion that the next head coach needs to be (for lack of a better word) "comfortable" with the cold and the snow here in Iowa. All things being equal, yes, I agree that a prospective coach would probably opt for a southern destination.
    However, there are many succesful programs and coaches in "cold weather" locations.

    Go Cyclones



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    Re: How big a factor is the weather?...........

    I have always thought football players up North always played slower in bowls down south. Now with beter practice facilities, the erather may not have as large an impact. I think the cold weather angle will drive us to recruit a younger dynamic coach and his main thrust must be how to recruit to Ames.


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    Re: How big a factor is the weather?...........

    Quote Originally Posted by FlashGordon View Post
    I think it's a minor factor to a coach, but a bigger factor to a recruit.
    I agree with your post. All things being equal, we would all like to play football in Hawaii. However, there are successful programs that have more inclimate weather than Iowa.
    So, the question is, how much success does a program have to have, before the weather is not a factor to a recruit?

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    Re: How big a factor is the weather?...........

    Weather matters to the players, just check out allen bell's new video on facebook titled "Winter in Iowa"



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    Re: How big a factor is the weather?...........

    Quote Originally Posted by Balrog View Post
    I agree with your post. All things being equal, we would all like to play football in Hawaii. However, there are successful programs that have more inclimate weather than Iowa.
    So, the question is, how much success does a program have to have, before the weather is not a factor to a recruit?

    Go Cyclones
    It seems to me there's generally one of two things that accompany a good inclement weather program - a) Large population centers within the state (Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania); or b) No major in-state Division 1 competition (Minnesota, Idaho, Nebraska, Colorado).

    Iowa State, unfortunately, benefits from neither.



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    Re: How big a factor is the weather?...........

    weather is a factor and I can't stand the cold, but snow is a different matter... if you can't go out and have fun with a foot of snow on the ground you are not trying. Iowa has too many cold days without snow but I can't wait to mess around this weekend. Probably not the best idea, but you put all the southern boys on a snowmobile this weekend and they will have as much fun as they have ever had. They will probably move back to warm weather in four years, but they will talk about their time in the cold forever.


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    Re: How big a factor is the weather?...........

    Even Lincoln has less snow since there is less moisture 150 miles west of Ames.


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    Re: How big a factor is the weather?...........

    Quote Originally Posted by FlashGordon View Post
    It seems to me there's generally one of two things that accompany a good inclement weather program - a) Large population centers within the state (Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania); or b) No major in-state Division 1 competition (Minnesota, Idaho, Nebraska, Colorado).

    Iowa State, unfortunately, benefits from neither.
    I'd say for Colorado, CSU needs to count, they are a legitimate DI program



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