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    Email from coach McDermott



    Department of Intercollegiate Athletics


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    February 15, 2007
    Dear Cyclone Alley and ISU Student Body,

    I want to thank you for your incredible support and enthusiasm Tuesday night at our game versus Oklahoma. You proved again to be the most knowledgeable and vocal student body in the Big 12. I cannot express my gratitude enough for the way you have stuck with this team. It seemed like every time Oklahoma tried to make a run on us, Cyclone Alley and the fans in Hilton turned up the volume and willed this team to victory. That was awesome!
    This weekend (Saturday at 5:00 p.m.) I want to invite you to tune into ABC 5 and watch the Cyclones take on Kansas State on the Big 12 game of the week. I encourage you and your fellow students to come out next Wednesday and help us take on Colorado.
    As we approach the end of the regular season and prepare for the Big 12 Tournament, I want you to know that our staff and this team continues to work hard, prepare for each game and never quit. I know first hand that great things can be accomplished by staying focused, having detailed preparation, and competing until the final horn blows. We do believe we have some more exciting moments to experience this season. We also want to share the vision of even better things to come in the near future.

    Best wishes and Go Cyclones!

    Greg McDermott
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    Re: Email from coach McDermott

    Dangit, I was gonna be the cool one and post GMac's e-mail. My thoughts every time we get a GMac e-mail is that it is nice that he at least does take the time to put something together to send to students and Cyclone Alley. That said he has sent us e-mails in the past encouraging good sportsmanship (like stoping the introductory "You Suck" chant) and intimidation in a classy manor.

    It is nice to know that Greg appreciates those who show up to Cyclone Alley and support the team. It also kind of serves as a subliminal message to students who arn't going to tell to relay the message that basketball games are good time and that you really can have an impact on the game and have a good time. Maybe this e-mail will serve as a little encouragement to students who have been skipping out to come and increase the atmosphere at Hilton even more.



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    Re: Email from coach McDermott

    Just saw it.....I dont remember getting emails from other coaches....sounds like we're struggling to fill seats....but then again we're barely above 500


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    Re: Email from coach McDermott

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    Just saw it.....I dont remember getting emails from other coaches....sounds like we're struggling to fill seats....but then again we're barely above 500

    I think this is one of Pollard's initiatives in order to get more in touch with the fan base. Helps create a relationship which a nice byproduct could be extra donation money!!


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    Re: Email from coach McDermott

    Wait a minute. When McD gets on Cyclone Alley, everyone says there's no way he wrote the letter. Now when he praises CA, everyone says he's a great guy and he appreciates all of us students.

    Does he write these or doesn't he? I'm so darn confused.



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    Re: Email from coach McDermott

    Quote Originally Posted by tube1 View Post
    Wait a minute. When McD gets on Cyclone Alley, everyone says there's no way he wrote the letter. Now when he praises CA, everyone says he's a great guy and he appreciates all of us students.

    Does he write these or doesn't he? I'm so darn confused.
    I'm sure he writes all of them. I just said that he has sent e-mails before that have asked Cyclone Alley to stop doing things as well as now he is thanking those of us who showed up for providing a good environment for the basketball team to suceed in.



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    Re: Email from coach McDermott

    Quote Originally Posted by tube1 View Post
    Wait a minute. When McD gets on Cyclone Alley, everyone says there's no way he wrote the letter. Now when he praises CA, everyone says he's a great guy and he appreciates all of us students.

    Does he write these or doesn't he? I'm so darn confused.
    I think you're confusing 'everyone' and 'vocal minority'



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    Re: Email from coach McDermott

    Quote Originally Posted by price26 View Post
    I'm sure he writes all of them. I just said that he has sent e-mails before that have asked Cyclone Alley to stop doing things as well as now he is thanking those of us who showed up for providing a good environment for the basketball team to suceed in.
    I'm sure someone else writes the first draft. It wouldn't surprise me if he looks them over and makes changes as he sees fit. The sentence "This weekend (Saturday at 5:00 p.m.) I want to invite you to tune into ABC 5 and watch the Cyclones take on Kansas State on the Big 12 game of the week." was not written by him I would guess.



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    Re: Email from coach McDermott

    I would still assume he writes the entire thing, it dosn't take much to add in a little publicity and he probably has been informed that that the game is on ABC 5 this week.



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    Re: Email from coach McDermott

    My dad used to write speeches for the bigs at ISU, im sure someone else wrote it


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    Re: Email from coach McDermott

    It was a fun atmosphere the other night. It helped that we went on a run pretty early on to get people on their feet. Those slow starts where we go down 7 points and limp to halftime really kill the mood in Hilton.



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    Re: Email from coach McDermott

    Two things: McDermott DOES write all of the letters that have been sent out in the emails and the letter about Cyclone Alley straightening up was not his idea, but rather a request from Cyclone Alley Central; he simply relayed a message from the student leaders.



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    Re: Email from coach McDermott

    He may write them and he may not write them.. all we can do is speculate. Personally I dont really care who is writing them either way, it doesnt really make THAT much of a difference. Personally I would rather GMac spend that time in extra preperation for the next game than a letter to the students. Although it is a nice gesture to recognize the fans and students at games.



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