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    Re: Players Embracing New ISU Way

    "You don't go 0-8 and lose 10 in a row and have all the answers," Rhoads said. "There's something else that needs to be done; there's a better way of doing things. They are working very hard to achieve that."

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    Re: Players Embracing New ISU Way

    Good read, especially like the part about players aren't fighting the changes in how the coaching staff does things. Could be another sign that they players weren't sold on Chizik's system and they are starting to buy into Rhoads' already.


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    Re: Players Embracing New ISU Way

    Surprisingly good read from the Gazette. Sounds like the attitude of the team is in the right place. But after 4 years in the bottom, I think I would be willing to try something new as well! Can't wait for the Spring game!!



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    Re: Players Embracing New ISU Way

    Imagine how Rhoads' personality is going to carry over into recruiting?

    He inherited this team and already he has "recruited" them into believing in him.


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    Re: Players Embracing New ISU Way

    We've gone back to a coach who is buddy compared to a General. That can be good and bad.

    George Patton was feared, but respected.

    General Bradley was liked and respected.



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    Re: Players Embracing New ISU Way

    The more I read players' comments the more I like our new staff and the more glad I am that Chiz is gone.



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    Re: Players Embracing New ISU Way

    "We're going to hit you coming off the bus"



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    Re: Players Embracing New ISU Way

    Seems to me that we actually got with Rhoads what we were promised with Chizik.



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    Re: Players Embracing New ISU Way

    "The "hit you coming off the bus" pledge during his introductory press conference has become an unofficial team slogan."

    Hopefully they make good on this. Glad to see the players responding to that attitude...


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    Re: Players Embracing New ISU Way

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    "The "hit you coming off the bus" pledge during his introductory press conference has become an unofficial team slogan."

    Hopefully they make good on this. Glad to see the players responding to that attitude...
    HAHAHA, I assume you mean figuratively and not literally.


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    Re: Players Embracing New ISU Way

    Quote Originally Posted by CYKOFAN View Post
    The more I read players' comments the more I like our new staff and the more glad I am that Chiz is gone.
    EXACTLY!!!!



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    Re: Players Embracing New ISU Way

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    We've gone back to a coach who is buddy compared to a General. That can be good and bad.

    George Patton was feared, but respected.

    General Bradley was liked and respected.
    This would make a lot of sense if you weren't comparing Chizik to General Patton. I think Colonel Klink would be a more apt description.



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    Re: Players Embracing New ISU Way

    I think this makes all the difference in the world, having players liking the system and the coaches. If you think about it, it would be hard to play for a guy(chizik) that is not a personable as what Rhoads.


    "Its time to roll up our sleeves, put on our hard hats and go to work together"


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    Re: Players Embracing New ISU Way

    Quote Originally Posted by vmbplayer View Post
    HAHAHA, I assume you mean figuratively and not literally.
    My mind says figuratively, my heart says literally...


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