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    Message to Miller, Deace, and pitchfork crowd

    It's so easy for you to sit there and spew out your anger and your demands to Jamie Pollard, as if you really knew all of the factors that go into this very difficult decision.

    Like most Division I athletic departments throughout the country, Iowa State's is struggling to remain financially solvent. Unless one of you complainers decide to donate a couple million dollars to buy out Mac's contract, how on earth do you expect Pollard to come up with the cash?

    And just like most Division I athletic departments around the country, Iowa State's football program MUST be the absolute #1 priority when it comes to resources. So how wise would it be for Pollard to try to raise a couple million dollars just to send Mac out the door when our football staff's compensation has slipped well below the conference average, and when millions are needed to bowl in the football stadium?

    But never mind all of that reality stuff, it takes away from the fun of piling on. So keep it up Deace and Miller, it makes for entertaining radio.



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    Re: Message to Miller, Deace, and pitchfork crowd

    Deace and Miller, and most "haters" on this board have acknowledged the finances of this decision many, many times.



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    Re: Message to Miller, Deace, and pitchfork crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonestate View Post
    And just like most Division I athletic departments around the country, Iowa State's football program MUST be the absolute #1 priority when it comes to resources. So how wise would it be for Pollard to try to raise a couple million dollars just to send Mac out the door when our football staff's compensation has slipped well below the conference average, and when millions are needed to bowl in the football stadium?

    But never mind all of that reality stuff, it takes away from the fun of piling on. So keep it up Deace and Miller, it makes for entertaining radio.
    Why did we build the Sukup practice facility then, when that money could have gone to football?




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    Re: Message to Miller, Deace, and pitchfork crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Deace and Miller, and most "haters" on this board have acknowledged the finances of this decision many, many times.
    Hell, the finances of the whole thing has been his one constant talking point.



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    Re: Message to Miller, Deace, and pitchfork crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Why did we build the Sukup practice facility then, when that money could have gone to football?
    Because a single large donation was made specifically to build it.



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    Re: Message to Miller, Deace, and pitchfork crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Deace and Miller, and most "haters" on this board have acknowledged the finances of this decision many, many times.

    And yet they still demand that Mac be fired anyway. It makes me think these must be the same people who demand that they receive the same level of goverment services, that their taxes be reduced, and that the deficit problem be reduced - all at the same time.



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    Re: Message to Miller, Deace, and pitchfork crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Why did we build the Sukup practice facility then, when that money could have gone to football?

    Because a friend of the university provided a way for it to built at a fraction of the normal cost.



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    Re: Message to Miller, Deace, and pitchfork crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Why did we build the Sukup practice facility then, when that money could have gone to football?
    You should know the answer to this.

    It was a land donation specifically for this. Either we built a BBall practice facility or we got nothing.

    If it was a random $7M donation to the AD...you can bet your bottom dollar most of that would have been put into FB.



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    Re: Message to Miller, Deace, and pitchfork crowd

    If it was a random $7M donation to the AD.. Hah! I don't think there is a such thing.



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    Re: Message to Miller, Deace, and pitchfork crowd

    "pitchfork crowd" implies that there is no rational basis to talk that McD should be done here. 4 years of failure says differently.



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    Re: Message to Miller, Deace, and pitchfork crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by Ms3r4ISU View Post
    If it was a random $7M donation to the AD.. Hah! I don't think there is a such thing.
    LOL...we haven't seen one yet, but if and when it happens it will go towards FB. At least 80% or more will.



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    Re: Message to Miller, Deace, and pitchfork crowd

    Well, whether everyone likes it or not, we have a full year coming. Let's get behind him, and hope he succeeds. He's got some good kids coming in and coming off of redshirt, so it could happen.



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    Re: Message to Miller, Deace, and pitchfork crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Why did we build the Sukup practice facility then, when that money could have gone to football?

    I assume that jamie built the practice facility to take mbb to the next level but instead we just barely escaped the cellar...



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    Re: Message to Miller, Deace, and pitchfork crowd

    My problem with Deace this morning is he keeps using the word "we" when talking about Iowa State basketball. "We" should demand more. "We" shouldn't accept this".

    He gives $0.00 to Iowa State and pays $0.00 for tickets. Let the people who give money and pay for tickets determine what should be done about the state of the program.



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    Re: Message to Miller, Deace, and pitchfork crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonestate View Post
    And yet they still demand that Mac be fired anyway. It makes me think these must be the same people who demand that they receive the same level of goverment services, that their taxes be reduced, and that the deficit problem be reduced - all at the same time.
    I don't believe there have been ANY demands on our show that Mac be fired. Deace has said repeatedly that he sees no signs of things working out with Greg. I have never heard him say once that Jamie should fire Greg. And to date, I would side with Steve as saying I haven't seen any indication that things are going to be better going forward. Same for what is going on in Iowa City.


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