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    ISU Athletics: No More Spin

    The last few years have been both exciting (new hires, upgraded facilities) but also very, very frustrating (loses, player/coach departures).

    In the last few years, we've replaced our FB coach twice and now our wrestling coach twice. Many already want us to replace our MBB coach for the 2nd time as well (and it will become a reality if wins don't come in the next couple years).

    We lost a top-notch basketball player that left town "in the middle of the night" without so much as a good-bye, a FB coach that many thought would be the savior to the program but did very little but lie to fans/players/assistants. A number of other basketball players. And now, not only what many believe to be a great wrestling coach, but a ISU alum like no other before him.

    All of these people chose to leave ISU prematurely - most without a "thanks for the memories" or a care of the program they left behind.

    We're still trying to get this football program back to its mediocre level from earlier this decade and hopefully someday, beyond that. MBB is nearing an all-time low for ISU and the near future (and perhaps long-term) seems to hing directly on one player staying for his 3rd season and/or another local player deciding to remain in his hometown or depart for a more storied program. Wrestling won't fall off the map, but losing Cael is a far bigger blow than anything else suffered to date, IMO. At least from a fan and alum perspective...a guy many thought would retire here.

    You can try to tell me ISU athletics is in good shape all ya want, but this data and the mounting losses prove otherwise And these new facilities have to be paid for somehow. I just hope there are enough fans willing to stick around and foot the bill.


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    Re: ISU Athletics: No More Spin

    The future is bright....



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    Re: ISU Athletics: No More Spin

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    I just hope there are enough fans willing to stick around and foot the bill.
    I'll be one of these people...and I'm not sure if I'm daring or stupid.



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    Re: ISU Athletics: No More Spin

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    The last few years have been both exciting (new hires, upgraded facilities) but also very, very frustrating (loses, player/coach departures).

    In the last few years, we've replaced our FB coach twice and now our wrestling coach twice. Many already want us to replace our MBB coach for the 2nd time as well (and it will become a reality if wins don't come in the next couple years).

    We lost a top-notch basketball player that left town "in the middle of the night" without so much as a good-bye, a FB coach that many thought would be the savior to the program but did very little but lie to fans/players/assistants. A number of other basketball players. And now, not only what many believe to be a great wrestling coach, but a ISU alum like no other before him.

    All of these people chose to leave ISU prematurely - most without a "thanks for the memories" or a care of the program they left behind.

    We're still trying to get this football program back to its mediocre level from earlier this decade and hopefully someday, beyond that. MBB is nearing an all-time low for ISU and the near future (and perhaps long-term) seems to hing directly on one player staying for his 3rd season and/or another local player deciding to remain in his hometown or depart for a more storied program. Wrestling won't fall off the map, but losing Cael is a far bigger blow than anything else suffered to date, IMO.

    You can try to tell me ISU athletics is in good shape all ya want, but this data and the mounting losses prove otherwise And these new facilities have to be paid for somehow. I just hope there are enough fans willing to stick around and foot the bill.
    +1



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    Re: ISU Athletics: No More Spin

    It's easy to cheer when we win. Now's the time to prove you're a true Cyclone.


    All I know is you'll find me next fall in the stands cheering for whoever the players and coaches are.


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    Re: ISU Athletics: No More Spin

    I will stick around because I could never not love Iowa State, but boy we are pathetic



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    Re: ISU Athletics: No More Spin

    Iowa State athletics is not in good shape whatsoever. I believe that if we go something like 2-10 in football again and McDermott has another losing season that Pollard HAS to go. The results on the field of play have been terrible since Jamie arrived.



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    Re: ISU Athletics: No More Spin

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    I'll be one of these people...and I'm not sure if I'm daring or stupid.
    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    It's easy to cheer when we win. Now's the time to prove you're a true Cyclone.


    All I know is you'll find me next fall in the stands cheering for whoever the players and coaches are.
    I'm with both of you...



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    Re: ISU Athletics: No More Spin

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    It's easy to cheer when we win. Now's the time to prove you're a true Cyclone.


    All I know is you'll find me next fall in the stands cheering for whoever the players and coaches are.
    when was that again?

    no more lectures - anyone that's an ISU fan KNOWS all about losing. we get that part.



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    Re: ISU Athletics: No More Spin

    Why would anyone not stick around? When we finally do succeed it will just make it that much better.



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    Re: ISU Athletics: No More Spin

    Iowa State is the good-looking, but too nice of a guy that the really hot chicks just don't like.



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    Re: ISU Athletics: No More Spin

    let me get this...
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    Re: ISU Athletics: No More Spin

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Why would anyone not stick around? When we finally do succeed it will just make it that much better.
    a lot of cubs fans have died thinking that ...



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    Re: ISU Athletics: No More Spin

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    a lot of cubs fans have died thinking that ...
    Then leave, I could care less what any of you guys do. Just don't come back when we finally have success.



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    Re: ISU Athletics: No More Spin

    So um.....how about that volleyball team.


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