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    The real Cyclone team

    Iowa State is 5-3 and we have yet to see them play their best ball as a whole team. In each game this year we have not had a game where every aspect of the game was playing well and in sync.

    Prior to the KU game the offense was having issues gelling with the new system and in the KU game the defense had their worse game. The KSU game we basically didn't have Arob and had kicking issues. Baylor is probably the closest we had to a complete performance from all aspects except that AA and Arob didn't play half the game and our kicking woes continued. NU was easily our best defensive performance but once again AA/Arob absent and those pesky kicking problems.

    Its great that we are 5-3 with out playing our best yet but I would like to see what this team can really do with its full realized potential and running on all cylinders. I feel if they can do this we can win out but who knows how good this team can be if we haven't seen it yet. A lot will depend how AA/Arob heal up but I would hate to play the what if game and not being able see this team running on all cylinders.



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    Re: The real Cyclone team

    baylor was pretty close.. barring injuries obviously- but still



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    Re: The real Cyclone team

    Quote Originally Posted by bosco View Post
    I feel if they can do this we can win out but who knows how good this team can be if we haven't seen it yet.
    win out? easy, big fella.


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    Re: The real Cyclone team

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneML View Post
    win out? easy, big fella.
    I know it's overly optimistic but how do we know that? We are 5-3 with the team not playing its best ball yet. I'm saying we don't really know how good this team is yet because we haven't seen them play with everyone healthy for whole game after they figured out the offense and the defense playing at the level they are at now as well.



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    Re: The real Cyclone team

    Wet blanket buzz-kill here;

    Even the best teams rarely fire on all cylinders.



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    Re: The real Cyclone team

    I think a Chizik motivational speech might get our best game....in late December maybe.
    Just think...Chizik's last game as a head coach could be a loss to Iowa State.



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    Re: The real Cyclone team

    Quote Originally Posted by Shinyhappyclone View Post
    I think a Chizik motivational speech might get our best game....in late December maybe.
    Just think...Chizik's last game as a head coach could be a loss to Iowa State.
    do you really think AU will figure him out that quickly?


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    Re: The real Cyclone team

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneML View Post
    do you really think AU will figure him out that quickly?
    Good point. They did hire a 5-19 coach in the first place...


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    Re: The real Cyclone team

    Part of being a good team is winning even with injuries to key players...

    Every team encounters this. In a sense, no team in the country probably feels as if they've played "their best ball" yet. But hey, who knows.



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