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    Coaching from last year

    I'm getting sick of reading and watching football previews simply look at our roster and last year's record and assume that we won't win more than 3 games without considering the way we lost games last year. Disregarding the fact that our coaches last year completely ignored teaching fundamentals (like tackling), I think we lost 2 games (Kansas and Colorado) outright due to bad coaching and there were at least 3 others (Iowa, UNLV, and A&M) where we would have been in good (better?) positions to win if it wasn't for the coaches.

    Am I being totally delusional in thinking this? Are there more examples of poor coaching costing us games or chances to win games?



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    Re: Coaching from last year

    Yep, completely delusional. Until we give the media something worth respecting, don't expect respect.


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    Re: Coaching from last year

    There is no point to even get worked up about it. Iowa State football is not even a blip on the National map. With wins comes respect. Until that, the poor outlook that the media gives us will continue.



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    Re: Coaching from last year

    who cares what the media thinks. its more fun to prove them wrong when we turn it around anyways.


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    Re: Coaching from last year

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    who cares what the media thinks. its more fun to prove them wrong when we turn it around anyways.
    Truth.



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    Re: Coaching from last year

    Ok, I realize I'm naive to think that sports journalists would actually do some work and try to find out why we lost so many games last year when talking about how we will do next year. I'm not stupid enough to think we should be getting national attention despite our recent records.

    The point of my post was more about how last season would have been different with different coaches. The bit about the previews was simply how I got to thinking about this.



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    Re: Coaching from last year

    Quote Originally Posted by sweaty7 View Post
    I'm getting sick of reading and watching football previews simply look at our roster and last year's record and assume that we won't win more than 3 games without considering the way we lost games last year. Disregarding the fact that our coaches last year completely ignored teaching fundamentals (like tackling), I think we lost 2 games (Kansas and Colorado) outright due to bad coaching and there were at least 3 others (Iowa, UNLV, and A&M) where we would have been in good (better?) positions to win if it wasn't for the coaches.

    Am I being totally delusional in thinking this? Are there more examples of poor coaching costing us games or chances to win games?
    All coaches make mistakes, and some of GC were glaring, but until I see CPR actually coach a game, I am not going to put a lot of expectations on him, his coaches or his team. The Clones were just plain bad last year. They probably should have won a couple more games, but what difference would that have made? The only people that would be feeling better about 4 win instead of 2 are fans that spend too much time on internet boards and the guy that hire GC, so he would have looked like less of a moron for hiring a head coach with 7 career wins instead of 5.



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    Re: Coaching from last year

    Quote Originally Posted by sweaty7 View Post
    The point of my post was more about how last season would have been different with different coaches. The bit about the previews was simply how I got to thinking about this.
    I honestly can't blame the losses of last season entirely on the coaching. is that good enough?

    This was a bad team, in the second year of a rebuilding process. freshman and soph dominated. I mean, that's why they call rebuilding a process, after all. Blaming it all on departed coaches is simply scapegoating.

    I hope that answers your question on my opinion....




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    Re: Coaching from last year

    When Chizik took over I told myself the same thing, a new coaching staff would be good for at least 2 more wins than the previous regime. Obviously, I was very wrong.



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    Re: Coaching from last year

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCloned View Post
    The only people that would be feeling better about 4 win instead of 2 are fans that spend too much time on internet boards and the guy that hire GC, so he would have looked like less of a moron for hiring a head coach with 7 career wins instead of 5.
    I don't know about you, but I'd feel a good amount better going into this season with 4 wins last season. At a point, it becomes more about the players than the coaching. I must just spend too much time on here, though.



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    Re: Coaching from last year

    Quote Originally Posted by sweaty7 View Post
    Ok, I realize I'm naive to think that sports journalists would actually do some work and try to find out why we lost so many games last year when talking about how we will do next year. I'm not stupid enough to think we should be getting national attention despite our recent records.

    The point of my post was more about how last season would have been different with different coaches. The bit about the previews was simply how I got to thinking about this.
    "Sports journalism" is pretty much dead. It's all about ratings and marketing these days, and nobody is going to make any money actually delving into the situation at any fringe school.

    And nobody holds anyone accountable for their pre-season predictions anyway. They just say "whoa we were wrong!" and move on like it's something that should be expected of "experts".

    Last season is over. This season is beginning. Ignore the pundits, who know nothing but groupthink to begin with, and get ready to enjoy another year of awesome college football.


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    Re: Coaching from last year

    I don't think our coaches have taught tackling since before McCarney. I remember, in response to a question about tackling, Mac said he assumed they had gotten that training before they arrived at ISU.



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    Re: Coaching from last year

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post

    Last season is over. This season is beginning. Ignore the pundits, who know nothing but groupthink to begin with, and get ready to enjoy another year of awesome college football.
    I would go with "ignore the past", as well, and just enjoy the present.




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    Re: Coaching from last year

    thank you!!!thank you !!!! gene chizzle**** for taking us to new depths in football.

    GET BEHIND COACH RHOADS AND SUPPORT OUR PROGRAM.defense wins ballgames and coach rhoads has a very good record on the defensive side of the ball.
    i think we have some new receivers on offense and some very good juco linebackers that will be fun to watch this fall.


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    Re: Coaching from last year

    Quote Originally Posted by sweaty7 View Post
    I'm getting sick of reading and watching football previews simply look at our roster and last year's record and assume that we won't win more than 3 games without considering the way we lost games last year.
    Uhhh how many years did it take you to get come to this conclusion. This is how previews have always been done.



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