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    Gene Smith

    How about a shout out for Gene Smith for hiring BF to coach the Twister Sisters. The trend was then and still is to hire female head women coaches. Just think if Gene Smith would of passed on BF. Would the womens program be still drawing 200 fans to the games and finishing at the bottom of the Big 12 on a regular basis.



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    Didn't Bill come from Toledo to come out here? Nice find that was!


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    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Didn't Bill come from Toledo to come out here? Nice find that was!
    At the time, Bill took a pay cut to come here.



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    Re: Gene Smith

    Any chance Gene Smith would give up Ohio State to come back to Ames?



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    Re: Gene Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by isunorth View Post
    Any chance Gene Smith would give up Ohio State to come back to Ames?
    Nah, he's gotten comfortable with looking the other way.



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    Quote Originally Posted by isunorth View Post
    Any chance Gene Smith would give up Ohio State to come back to Ames?
    Not likely. Gene is originally from Ohio and this is a real plum job and they have a huge athletic budget. Gene had a knack for hiring the right person most of the time. BF, Mac, TF, LE. All of them experienced major successes during their tenure. No one is going to bat 1000 percent and I'm sure someone will point out a hire or two that did not work out.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mauiclone View Post
    Not likely. Gene is originally from Ohio and this is a real plum job and they have a huge athletic budget. Gene had a knack for hiring the right person most of the time. BF, Mac, TF, LE. All of them experienced major successes during their tenure. No one is going to bat 1000 percent and I'm sure someone will point out a hire or two that did not work out.
    Am I missing something, or did you miss the big sarcasm pirate next to my question?



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    Gene is one of my favorite AD's. He made some great hires. I don't think he did much for out athletic budget however. The guy would always respond when I e-mailed him(JP has been very good too for that matter.)



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    Quote Originally Posted by isunorth View Post
    Am I missing something, or did you miss the big sarcasm pirate next to my question?
    I missed it.



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    Isnt Bill from Iowa?


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    Davenport native



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    Re: Gene Smith

    Shouldn't JP get all the credit for this? He gets all the blame for everything else.



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    Re: Gene Smith

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    Shouldn't JP get all the credit for this? He gets all the blame for everything else.
    No. What did he have to do with it?



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    Quote Originally Posted by isunorth View Post
    No. What did he have to do with it?
    He had as much to do with BF's success as he has had to do with most of the negatives his detractors will very quickly point out.



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    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    He had as much to do with BF's success as he has had to do with most of the negatives his detractors will very quickly point out.
    Except for the fact that he hired the coaches that oversee our programs right now.



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