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    McDermott Support Article

    Very interesting article in the Daily about the program's struggles.

    Gary Thompson and Pollard are both quoted, lending their support to McDermott.

    Pollard also addresses the McDermott Hater's Club, and the article singles out Cyclone Fanatic as a place where there's plenty of downers:

    “Our loyal fans, the fans that pay the bills and buy season tickets, the majority of them understand,” Pollard said. “I know there’s people who post things on the Internet and all that, but those people don’t pay the bills.”

    In fact, the posts are out there. There is no “firegregmcdermott.com,” but forums such as Cyclone Fanatic have had scattered posts questioning McDermott’s job status, including one started on Saturday labeled “Please fire Greg McDermott NOW.”
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    Re: McDermott Support Article

    “I know there’s people who post things on the Internet and all that, but those people don’t pay the bills.”

    Actually, a lot of us do "pay the bills."


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    Re: McDermott Support Article

    McD must have the support of the big boosters. He also has 2 of the godfathers of ISU BB supporting him.


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    Re: McDermott Support Article

    So basically Pollard does not think that we have the right to question the job that McD has done so far? That's great. If he doesn't start questioning what McD is doing, he's going to loose a lot more of those people that pay the bills.


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    Re: McDermott Support Article

    I just think it's interesting that so many "experts" here think he's the wrong guy for the job, and Gary Thompson and Johnny Orr do not.



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    Re: McDermott Support Article

    Are you one of the experts, isucyfan? What are your thoughts?


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    Re: McDermott Support Article

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    I just think it's interesting that so many "experts" here think he's the wrong guy for the job, and Gary Thompson and Johnny Orr do not.
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    Are you one of the experts, isucyfan? What are your thoughts?
    Where'd he say he is? He simply stated that those who think they are capable of running a Division 1 athletics department are not found on this board. Gary Thompson and Johnny Orr actually have the accolades to have a worthwhile opinion.



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    He never said that he was, that's why I was asking him.


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    Re: McDermott Support Article

    Pollard will live to regret the "pay the bills" reference. Clearly he is now having trouble processing the situation. If bad basketball doesn't turn fans away, his prickish comments will. Were there 8,000 fans at Hilton on Saturday?


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    Re: McDermott Support Article

    Quote Originally Posted by tamjam View Post
    So basically Pollard does not think that we have the right to question the job that McD has done so far? That's great. If he doesn't start questioning what McD is doing, he's going to loose a lot more of those people that pay the bills.
    Maybe you should read the article.


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    Re: McDermott Support Article

    Quote Originally Posted by tamjam View Post
    Are you one of the experts, isucyfan? What are your thoughts?
    I am not.

    I have laid out my thoughts in many posts. I take a moderate approach. I agree with Pollard, Thompson, and Orr. I am in the camp that believes McDermott has been dealt a bad hand, much of which was out of his control. I also think next year has to be pretty successful, or he's in trouble. I'm willing to give him two more years before lambasting him as many do on CF. I am of the thought that many here have unrealistic expectations as to what can be done and how fast at ISU. I think McDermott has the right basketball philosophies to succeed, and will if given the time.

    I also think I'll again be blasted for posting these blasphemous thoughts.



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    Re: McDermott Support Article

    Now if there would just be some way to convert the support of Gary Thompson and Jamie Pollard into wins, we'd be all set...


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    Re: McDermott Support Article

    patience clone fans... patience.... Please don't push this guy out... obviously he can recruit... give him time please he is in it for the long haul...



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    Re: McDermott Support Article

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneML View Post
    Pollard will live to regret the "pay the bills" reference. Clearly he is now having trouble processing the situation. If bad basketball doesn't turn fans away, his prickish comments will. Were there 8,000 fans at Hilton on Saturday?
    I think he's saying the people ready to jump ship right now. The people who have a lot of money invested in the program aren't going to run and hide now...like he thinks he has a commitment from the big boosters. I dunno.



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