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    Resolution Honoring 2009 Iowa State Football

    Here is the press release: http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...-cyclones.html

    Figured some of you might be interested in the text, which can be found here: http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Coo...se&hbill=HR124

    HOUSE RESOLUTION NO.
    BY WESSEL-KROESCHELL, D. OLSON, DEYOE, and HEDDENS
    1 1 A Resolution congratulating the Iowa State University
    1 2 football team for its victory at the Insight Bowl.
    1 3 WHEREAS, In 2009, the Iowa State football team, the
    1 4 Cyclones, was in its first season under head coach Paul
    1 5 Rhoads, an Iowa native; and
    1 6 WHEREAS, Coach Rhoads told the members of his team
    1 7 before the season that they would win a bowl game; and
    1 8 WHEREAS, the Iowa State Cyclones posted their first
    1 9 winning season since 2005; and
    1 10 WHEREAS, the Cyclones were invited to play in their
    1 11 first bowl game since 2005, appearing in the Insight
    1 12 Bowl in Tempe, Arizona; and
    1 13 WHEREAS, the Cyclones beat the Minnesota Golden
    1 14 Gophers of the Big Ten, 14=13, on December 31 in the
    1 15 Insight Bowl; and
    1 16 WHEREAS, the Big 12 media picked the Cyclones
    1 17 to finish last in the North Division before the
    1 18 season; and
    1 19 WHEREAS, the Cyclones beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers,
    1 20 9=7 for its first win in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 32
    1 21 years; and
    1 22 WHEREAS, the team was led by captains Reggie
    1 23 Stephens, Austen Arnaud, James Smith, Derec Schmidgall,
    1 24 and Nate Frere; and
    1 25 WHEREAS, middle linebacker Jesse Smith was the
    1 26 national defensive player of the week after the
    1 27 Nebraska win, making 12 tackles and the game=clinching
    1 28 interception against the Cornhuskers, finishing his
    2 1 career with 305 tackles after leading the Big 12 with
    2 2 135 stops in 2009; and
    2 3 WHEREAS, video of Coach Rhoads' postgame speech with
    2 4 his team after the Nebraska win has been viewed nearly
    2 5 250,000 times on YouTube; and
    2 6 WHEREAS, Coach Rhoads coached the Cyclones to seven
    2 7 wins in his first season, the most victories by a
    2 8 first=year head coach since 1907; and
    2 9 WHEREAS, Coach Rhoads is the first head football
    2 10 coach to lead the Cyclones to a winning season in his
    2 11 first year since 1931; and
    2 12 WHEREAS, the Cyclones beat Kent State for its first
    2 13 road victory since 2005, with the win at Nebraska being
    2 14 its first road conference win since 2005; and
    2 15 WHEREAS, the Cyclones held three conference
    2 16 opponents to 10 points or less for the first time since
    2 17 1965; and
    2 18 WHEREAS, the Cyclones were one of the most improved
    2 19 teams nationally among NCAA Bowl Championship Series
    2 20 schools; and
    2 21 WHEREAS, the Cyclones were 68th nationally in the
    2 22 red zone in 2008, and in 2009, ranked second=best
    2 23 among 120 football bowl subdivision teams in that
    2 24 category; and
    2 25 WHEREAS, the Cyclone defenders were ninth nationally
    2 26 in forced turnovers; and
    2 27 WHEREAS, the defense's anchor, linebacker Jesse
    2 28 Smith, earned first=team all=conference honors, strong
    2 29 safety David Sims was named by the league's coaches as
    2 30 the Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year, and punter
    3 1 Mike Brandtner and running back Alexander Robinson
    3 2 earned honorable mention all=Big 12 honors; and
    3 3 WHEREAS, the Cyclone punt return defense ranked
    3 4 fourth nationally; and
    3 5 WHEREAS, running back Alexander Robinson became the
    3 6 Cyclone's first 1,000=yard rusher since 2004; and
    3 7 WHEREAS, quarterback Austen Arnaud drove the
    3 8 Cyclones to success despite injuries that forced him
    3 9 and Alexander Robinson to miss parts of several games
    3 10 this season, while offensive lineman Reggie Stephens,
    3 11 first=team all=conference honoree, led a rejuvenated
    3 12 front in the trenches, and offensive lineman Kelechi
    3 13 Osemele was a second=team all=conference selection; NOW
    3 14 THEREFORE,
    3 15 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
    3 16 That the House of Representatives honors the 2009 Iowa
    3 17 State University football team and their coach, Paul
    3 18 Rhoads, for their dedication to excellence, for their
    3 19 strength of spirit, and for their unwavering effort,
    3 20 which culminated with a win at the Insight Bowl.
    LSB 6262HH (1) 83
    jr/rj



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    Re: Resolution Honoring 2009 Iowa State Football

    so the state is picking up the tab for the South End Zone?!?!?!?!?!
    SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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    Re: Resolution Honoring 2009 Iowa State Football

    Is it unpatriotic to say that I'm sick of the word "WHEREAS" after reading that?



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    Re: Resolution Honoring 2009 Iowa State Football

    Nice to finally see our government do something useful!



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