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    Too much Kool-Aid for me?

    I honestly think ISU can win six games in 2009 with the possibility of a seventh game.

    NDSU, Army, Kent State, Colorado, Kansas, Kansas State are games I think ISU will win -- should have beat Colorado, Kansas and K-State last year.

    I also see a strong chance of beating Iowa -- played them tough in their house last year.

    Without beating up on me too much, why do people think I am drinking too much of the ISU Kool-Aid?



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    Re: Too much Kool-Aid for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrocks View Post
    I honestly think ISU can win six games in 2009 with the possibility of a seventh game.

    NDSU, Army, Kent State, Colorado, Kansas, Kansas State are games I think ISU will win -- should have beat Colorado, Kansas and K-State last year.

    I also see a strong chance of beating Iowa -- played them tough in their house last year.

    Without beating up on me too much, why do people think I am drinking too much of the ISU Kool-Aid?
    Six wins is not out of the question. Marginal improvement on defense coupled with marginal improvement on offense equals a few more wins. I hope we can see it happen. I think we'll get 4 or 5 but I am getting very excited about Football.



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    Re: Too much Kool-Aid for me?

    A win at Kansas? there's your koolaid.

    I'm not saying it couldn't happen but I certainly don't expect it.



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    Re: Too much Kool-Aid for me?

    The talent is there, in fact more wins is not out of the question with this favorable sched. HOWEVER, it is meaningless if the team is coached poorly. It is that simple.



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    Re: Too much Kool-Aid for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrocks View Post
    I honestly think ISU can win six games in 2009 with the possibility of a seventh game.

    NDSU, Army, Kent State, Colorado, Kansas, Kansas State are games I think ISU will win -- should have beat Colorado, Kansas and K-State last year.

    I also see a strong chance of beating Iowa -- played them tough in their house last year.

    Without beating up on me too much, why do people think I am drinking too much of the ISU Kool-Aid?
    Not too far off from what I was thinking. NDSU, Army, and Kent are all games that we should win. Iowa is a possibility also, since it is in Ames. We would have beat Colorado at their house last year, if not for crappy play calling. K-Sate is another possibility as they will be breaking in a new QB. I don't see us beating KU though, since it will be a road game for us. There is also a chance that we may pull a surprise, possibly Baylor at home or A&M on the road

    All in all, I am guessing 5 wins, but 6 won't surpirse me (of course, neither would 4)



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    Re: Too much Kool-Aid for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by delt4cy View Post
    A win at Kansas? there's your koolaid.

    I'm not saying it couldn't happen but I certainly don't expect it.
    I can see your point on Kansas, but I don't think they are as formidable there are they are on the road.

    But I asked for this abuse, so...



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    Re: Too much Kool-Aid for me?

    I think we beat Iowa and lose to Kansas.


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    Re: Too much Kool-Aid for me?

    It's possible. I'm ready to see the spring game, so I can overreact either way.


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
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    Re: Too much Kool-Aid for me?

    I do see 5-6 wins sitting out there on the schedule for next year. I hate to set myself up for disapointment though so all I will look for from the Spring game through the end of the season is improvement. We are still a young team with a new system. It should be fun to watch these guys grow!



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    Re: Too much Kool-Aid for me?

    [QUOTE=djcubby;1012730] I don't see us beating KU though, since it will be a road game for us. There is also a chance that we may pull a surprise, possibly Baylor at home or A&M on the road QUOTE]

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    Re: Too much Kool-Aid for me?

    I would consider 4 or 5 wins a very solid effort, especially if one of those wins miraculously came as a Big XII road win.



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    Re: Too much Kool-Aid for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrocks View Post
    I also see a strong chance of beating Iowa -- played them tough in their house last year.
    You haven't scored a TD against Iowa in over TWO GAMES. The field conditions were horrible slop last year, which anyone who knows football knows that favors the lesser team. You don't have much of a chance of beating Iowa this year, let alone a "strong" one. Iowa is coming off a 9 win season with a very young team, ISU is coming off 2 wins with a coaching staff change and new schemes to learn. Put the kool-aid down and think about it, how could any intelligent fan think you have a favorable chance of winning? Lets hear some actual thought behind this for once...

    Iowa is a run-first offense with a vet o-line, ISU's biggest weakness is their d-line. That doesn't shake out well for you. ISU is a pass happy offense, Iowa had a top-10 pass D last year and gets back all but 1 of their backfiled. Do the math, then explain to me how ISU should win this game on paper or the field.

    I love how ISU fans think they should win this game every year, regardless of the reality of the situation. I got nothing against the Clones, but please start showing some common sense whenit comes to beating the Hawks. You don't own us and never have.

    Iowa 38 - ISU 10

    Good luck, boys.



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    Re: Too much Kool-Aid for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by IowaGuy View Post

    I love how ISU fans think they should win this game every year, regardless of the reality of the situation. I got nothing against the Clones, but please start showing some common sense whenit comes to beating the Hawks. You don't own us and never have.

    Iowa 38 - ISU 10

    Good luck, boys.
    Yep, it's not like we've won the game more recently or anything. Or the last time it was played at the Jack.


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    Re: Too much Kool-Aid for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by IowaGuy View Post
    You haven't scored a TD against Iowa in over TWO GAMES. The field conditions were horrible slop last year, which anyone who knows football knows that favors the lesser team. You don't have much of a chance of beating Iowa this year, let alone a "strong" one. Iowa is coming off a 9 win season with a very young team, ISU is coming off 2 wins with a coaching staff change and new schemes to learn. Put the kool-aid down and think about it, how could any intelligent fan think you have a favorable chance of winning? Lets hear some actual thought behind this for once...

    Iowa is a run-first offense with a vet o-line, ISU's biggest weakness is their d-line. That doesn't shake out well for you. ISU is a pass happy offense, Iowa had a top-10 pass D last year and gets back all but 1 of their backfiled. Do the math, then explain to me how ISU should win this game on paper or the field.

    I love how ISU fans think they should win this game every year, regardless of the reality of the situation. I got nothing against the Clones, but please start showing some common sense whenit comes to beating the Hawks. You don't own us and never have.

    Iowa 38 - ISU 10

    Good luck, boys.
    If we only score 10 points, we are going to be in a lot of trouble this football season.

    However, if we score 10 points and Iowa scores less than 10 I'll be more than happy...but I don't see it happening.

    I hope you guys do come in ranked and leave spanked



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    Re: Too much Kool-Aid for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy Hard View Post
    Yep, it's not like we've won the game more recently or anything.
    Iowa's won the last 4 out of 6 and leads the overall series 21-11.



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