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    Let's Not Lose Faith

    We are 2 games into a new regime with a COMPLETELY new offense and a slow and undersized defense.

    Over the last 2 seasons we have gone 5-19.

    If you remember we all had unreasonable expectations when Chizik was hired, let's not do the same thing in Rhoads' first season.

    We knew this team wasn't good. We knew and still know Rhoads and the staff have a lot of work in front of them.

    And after 2 games, one against a pretty stinkin good Iowa team, we are all of the sudden cashing it in on the new offense and all optimism has disappeared.

    Yes our schedule should allow us to win at least the next couple games but let's not get optimism and unrealistic expectations mixed up. Coach Herman has more than proved himself at Rice(yes I know it's Rice but the stuff works) I'm convinced that it will get turned in the right direction especially after listening to Arnaud's postgame comments and also the coaches comments.

    It's gonna take A WHOLE LOT to get me off this bandwagon, and if you are already off, you should be ashamed to call yourself a fan.


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    Re: Let's Not Lose Faith

    I'll go one further......if you're already off, please stay off- your fanaticism is bordering on delusion.



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    Re: Let's Not Lose Faith

    Well make up your mind. which is it for you, high horse or bandwagon?
    (rim shot)

    But seriously, folks. I've been a Cyclone fan, kool aid drinkin' bandwagon rider this long, no sense changing, now.



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    Re: Let's Not Lose Faith

    Quote Originally Posted by CP44 View Post

    It's gonna take A WHOLE LOT to get me off this bandwagon, and if you are already off, you should be ashamed to call yourself a fan.
    Fine post until this. What's with the internet lecture telling others how to think?
    Lots of enthusiastic and loyal fans left the game stunned Saturday; we looked awful with the TO's, penalties, and carelessness.



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    Re: Let's Not Lose Faith

    Let's focus on winning at KSU and home against Army, beat K-State and Colorado. That would show some nice improvement.

    Then, go recruit Big 12 players and we can talk about the Nebraska's of the world next year and beyond.


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    Re: Let's Not Lose Faith

    Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?



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    Re: Let's Not Lose Faith

    I posted this on another thread but very appropriate here. A huge cliche' but Rome was not built in a day. We have a team full of players recruited by two earlier coaches. Our present coaching staff needs the time to recruit players that fit their system not the prior two. Time will tell how good we will become. I am in it for the long haul because I am a CYCLONE, always have, always will. Iowa was 4-18 over Kirk's first two years. Can we expect similiar results here Paul's first 2 years? Maybe but I believe we will be successful.



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    Re: Let's Not Lose Faith

    Quote Originally Posted by CTTB78 View Post
    Let's focus on winning at KSU and home against Army, beat K-State and Colorado. That would show some nice improvement.

    Then, go recruit Big 12 players and we can talk about the Nebraska's of the world next year and beyond.

    I agree. I think going 3-1 in non-conference would be outstanding. Stealing a couple in-conference is very possible, and I think 5-7 or 6-6 would be a great start.



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    Re: Let's Not Lose Faith

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
    Wasn't it the Japanese?


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    Re: Let's Not Lose Faith

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
    Classic Animal House reference...i love that line!!!!!



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    Re: Let's Not Lose Faith

    Turnovers and penalties can be corrected. Eveybody needs to remain optimistic!



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    Re: Let's Not Lose Faith

    Quote Originally Posted by KMAC_ATTACK View Post
    Classic Animal House reference...i love that line!!!!!
    Germans??
    - forget it he's rolling


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    Re: Let's Not Lose Faith

    Great sentiment, and I agree, but I think you should hold off with it until Sunday. If we somehow find a way to lose at Kent State, there's going to be a tidal wave of people jumping off the bandwagon for the remainder of this season.

    FWIW, I'm expecting a close win and a big change in attitudes around here.



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    Re: Let's Not Lose Faith

    I thought this thread was going to be about how great Faith Hill looked in the Sunday Night Football intro last night!



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    Re: Let's Not Lose Faith

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F10INRdCWtk]YouTube - Oh no we suck again![/ame]


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