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    Our turf is a mess..

    Not sure how many of you used binocs today, but if you did you would see a football field full of clumps of grass that came out. Footing was not good, and with this turf two years old, it should be solid. I wanted field turf before, and even more now.



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    Re: Our turf is a mess..

    It was pretty bad... though hard to notice past the terrible cardinal and gold team in the way. At one point you could see a 2 x 2 foot section come up like paper.


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    Re: Our turf is a mess..

    It's like that after every game...

    We have a turfgrass management program for a reason. God I hope we never have field turf.



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    Re: Our turf is a mess..

    From the opening kick-off it was obvious the field would not be good. When Spievey got tackled on the opening kickoff it took a large divot out of the ground.



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    Re: Our turf is a mess..

    This is the dumbest post I have ever seen.... The turf looked amazing I was on the field on thursday and it was great!!!. Dont know if you know this but football fields get torn up. Mr Andriesen and his staff do a phenomonal job down there. So if you can do a better job I would give him a call. And I can give you his number if you want



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    Re: Our turf is a mess..

    You may be a little bias considering your declared degree of "Turfgrass!"


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    Re: Our turf is a mess..

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    It's like that after every game...

    We have a turfgrass management program for a reason. God I hope we never have field turf.
    No offense, but I've NEVER seen a field do that. If it's like that every game, let's change it now.



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    Re: Our turf is a mess..

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    It was pretty bad... though hard to notice past the terrible cardinal and gold team in the way. At one point you could see a 2 x 2 foot section come up like paper.
    Jeremy your wrong, the field was in great condition............



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    Re: Our turf is a mess..

    Quote Originally Posted by ketelmeister View Post
    No offense, but I've NEVER seen a field do that. If it's like that every game, let's change it now.
    The field after every game looks like the tee-box on a par 3. They repatch it and I'm assuming roll and water it. At the rate it's going, grass is going to be a home field advantage for us in the not-so-distant future.



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    Re: Our turf is a mess..

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    You may be a little bias considering your declared degree of "Turfgrass!"
    I may be biased but I may know what im talking about right



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    Re: Our turf is a mess..

    I agree. It looked nice, but tore up too easily. It is embaressing being an agriculturial school and having grass like that.



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    Re: Our turf is a mess..

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    Jeremy your wrong, the field was in great condition............
    I saw both QB's slip with a clod of grass coming up as they planted their feet. ARob slipped on cuts, and again clumps came up. I've been to hundreds of games, both high school and college, this looked like old worn out turf. Not two year old stuff. It's a mess in my view.



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    Re: Our turf is a mess..

    Quote Originally Posted by geek4cy View Post
    I agree. It looked nice, but tore up too easily. It is embaressing being an agriculturial school and having grass like that.
    we at ISU have an Amazing turfgrass staff.... football games tear up turf... has anyone played golf??? one shot tears up turf.. imagine 22 players doing that for 4 quarters.... do you guys get the picture now



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    Re: Our turf is a mess..

    It looked great overall, it just seemed far too soft. We may have a great program, you may have graduated at the top of your class and know everything about grass, but to us normal people (at least some of us) it looked much different than normal. I've never seen ISU's turf do that before and I've been going to games for a long time.

    Maybe I'm wrong, maybe I'm not - but in the end it's just an opinion for either you or me so I'll take my word for it


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    Re: Our turf is a mess..

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    we at ISU have an Amazing turfgrass staff.... football games tear up turf... has anyone played golf??? one shot tears up turf.. imagine 22 players doing that for 4 quarters.... do you guys get the picture now
    But again...repeating...to have large clumps come rolling off the field so the players slip is not amazing, it's dangerous. The field may look good prior to kickoff, but by the end of the first quarter it was a mess through the glasses, and full of large divots. You just never see that with football fields, and for good reason. I was told that the turf hasn't rooted well because of the cool weather. But it's in it's second year. Should be rooted by now. If this is the best it can get, then field turf is a lot better.



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