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    Greg Gard - the next ISU coach?

    Makes more sense each passing day as the current regime slowly fades away:

    he comes highly recommended from Bo Ryan

    he gets a chance to coach at a major D1 school/conference

    we can get him on the cheap (anyone that grew up in Cobb, WI will gladly take the job for $500k a year.)


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    re: Greg Gard - the next ISU coach?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneML View Post
    Makes more sense each passing day as the current regime slowly fades away:

    he comes highly recommended from Bo Ryan

    he gets a chance to coach at a major D1 school/conference

    we can get him on the cheap (anyone that grew up in Cobb, WI will gladly take the job for $500k a year.)
    well your right.... pollard is in love with Bo



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    re: Greg Gard - the next ISU coach?

    So now Pollard is choosing GM's assistants?



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    re: Greg Gard - the next ISU coach?

    Didn't realize Cobb was a Cyclone hotbed.



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    re: Greg Gard - the next ISU coach?

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    Didn't realize Cobb was a Cyclone hotbed.
    everywhere is a cyclone hotbed. its a cyclone nation!


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    re: Greg Gard - the next ISU coach?

    We don't need another Greg.


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    Re: Greg Gard - the next ISU coach?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneML View Post
    Makes more sense each passing day as the current regime slowly fades away:

    he comes highly recommended from Bo Ryan

    he gets a chance to coach at a major D1 school/conference

    we can get him on the cheap (anyone that grew up in Cobb, WI will gladly take the job for $500k a year.)
    Why not offer him 300K then? He makes about 185K now so that is a huge increase, I am sure he is just sitting around in Madison dying to be lowballed by Iowa State.



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    Re: Greg Gard - the next ISU coach?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyatheart View Post
    Why not offer him 300K then? He makes about 185K now so that is a huge increase, I am sure he is just sitting around in Madison dying to be lowballed by Iowa State.

    he was offered 300 by Dayton a couple of years ago. it will take 500 to get him.


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    Re: Greg Gard - the next ISU coach?

    Can we afford him since we need to save coin for the future buyout?


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    Re: Greg Gard - the next ISU coach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Can we afford him since we need to save coin for the future buyout?
    this is for Gmac's job, not Gmac's asst!


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    Re: Greg Gard - the next ISU coach?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneML View Post
    this is for Gmac's job, not Gmac's asst!
    I thought new Greg could come in as the assistant to know the players and then old Greg could leave midway through next season...


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    Re: Greg Gard - the next ISU coach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    I thought new Greg could come in as the assistant to know the players and then old Greg could leave midway through next season...

    i likey how you thinky!


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    Re: Greg Gard - the next ISU coach?

    I would take this guy

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    Re: Greg Gard - the next ISU coach?

    I haven't allowed myself to think too much about potential candidates if/when the time comes for a change, but Gard is one guy who I would hope gets an interview.

    He's very highly regarded by Ryan, a man that JP has a lot of respect for. And if Gard's bio is any indication, he has a lot of the same qualities that Rhoads used to win JP over during his lengthy interview, namely a strict attention to detail and the ability to communicate it. Combine all this with JP's Wisconsin connections, and it would seem likely that the guy would get a look.

    "Greg is one of the most thorough and organized coaches I have ever been around," Ryan said. "His attention to detail and his ability to communicate that to the student-athletes separates him from other coaches."

    Gard is also their recruiting coordinator and does a lot of the scouting and game prep. The most obvious reservation I would have would be his playing style. Chances are it would reflect Ryan's, but I suppose you never know what you might get when a long-time assistant gets his chance to make all the calls.



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    Re: Greg Gard - the next ISU coach?

    I kind of blame Bo Ryan for ISU's current MBB program. When Pollard was at UW, he saw what a succesful coach at a smaller in-state school can do when given the chance.

    Complete, total and utter speculation, but that's what I've always thought about the GMAC hire and why I kind of blame Bo, great coach that he is.


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