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    Worse program, Walden Days or McDermott Days?

    We were talking at work which was worse, I would say McDermott, I do not recall all these issues during the Walden days. We at least won a big game on occassions.



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    Re: Worse program, Walden Days or McDermott Days?

    wasn't a clone fan during the walden days so i am a little biased, but i find it hard to believe anything worse then what we are going through right now.



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    Re: Worse program, Walden Days or McDermott Days?

    Another brilliant thread...good work.

    And to answer your question..you can't compare the two because there weren't message boards in Walden's days so there wasn't constant information...good or bad



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    Re: Worse program, Walden Days or McDermott Days?

    Wow......that's a tough one.



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    Re: Worse program, Walden Days or McDermott Days?

    We didn't have message boards for drama queens to make it feel like the the sky is falling when Walden was here...


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    Re: Worse program, Walden Days or McDermott Days?

    Walden did have one winning season and beat at least one Top 10 ranked team...


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    Re: Worse program, Walden Days or McDermott Days?

    I say walden days, nobody could envision a bright future for football when he was here, nor after he was leaving....with basketball, we just need to spend 2 Mill on a coach and players to restore ourselves back to our rightful place as a big 12 power.



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    Re: Worse program, Walden Days or McDermott Days?

    Quote Originally Posted by San Francisco Cy View Post
    Walden did have one winning season and beat at least one Top 10 ranked team...
    ...and also lost to UNI twice in three years (by 17 and 14), and probably should have also lost to the Panthers in both '87 and '88 (won by 3 and 1). He also quit recruiting in-state because of Fry/Iowa, and then really flew the white flag by going to the triple option the last few years.



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    Re: Worse program, Walden Days or McDermott Days?

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    We were talking at work which was worse, I would say McDermott, I do not recall all these issues during the Walden days. We at least won a big game on occassions.
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    Re: Worse program, Walden Days or McDermott Days?

    Walden didn't have the institutional support McDermott has had...


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    Re: Worse program, Walden Days or McDermott Days?

    Walden didn't have the advantages McDermott has so I'll go with Greg. The football facilities were a complete joke during that era. No Jacobson building, no indoor practice facility, astro turf field, little fan support, etc. Greg has a great practice facility, Hilton is (was) well respected as being a tough place to play and he has tremendous fan support.



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    Re: Worse program, Walden Days or McDermott Days?

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    Re: Worse program, Walden Days or McDermott Days?

    Quote Originally Posted by San Francisco Cy View Post
    Walden did have one winning season and beat at least one Top 10 ranked team...
    In McDermott's defense, he also has beaten a top ten ranked team.

    /defense


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    Re: Worse program, Walden Days or McDermott Days?

    who cares? They were both horrible and an embarrassment.



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    Re: Worse program, Walden Days or McDermott Days?

    Walden......took over a program with ZERO tradition and institutional support (money, facilities, etc)

    Gmac.......took over a program one year removed from the tourney and 4 years removed from back-to-back B12 championships, Hilton, fan support, etc

    I would say the Walden days were darker, but not necessarily because of the two coaching jobs involved.



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