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    One key I am focusing on...

    If Mac jets for Creighton today, Jamie needs to focus on keeping TJ Otzelberger.

    He's the key to keeping Melvin Ejim, DeMarcus Phillips, Jordan Railey and Elgin Cook. Plus, he's the guy who got McKnight and Godfrey in town over the weekend.

    You have to do anything at all to keep TJ Otzelberger. If he says, the commits likely do as well.



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    Re: One key I am focusing on...

    It sounds like Otz will likely be moving on with Mac.



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    Re: One key I am focusing on...

    So, do you foresee Grayer getting screwed over in this deal?


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    Re: One key I am focusing on...

    Crap, guess one bright spot for us would be too much to ask. Oh well, year one, again... Lets build something this time!


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    Re: One key I am focusing on...

    As long as he is an asst. coach! Not the head coach!



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    Re: One key I am focusing on...

    GO GET LARRY.......... IMMEDIATE FIX



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    Re: One key I am focusing on...

    Maybe Pollard is behind this whole thing. Pushing Greg to find something else so we don't have to buy him out if we continue to drift. I like Greg but it's hard to argue he has been anything but unimpressive at best.



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    Re: One key I am focusing on...

    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    So, do you foresee Grayer getting screwed over in this deal?

    wouldn't that be the topper?


    not only stealing millions but screwing over one of the most beloved Cyclones ever.


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    Re: One key I am focusing on...

    Obviously, you're closer to the situation than I am, C-Dubya. You've got insight that I don't have into the personalities involved; HOWEVER, isn't focusing on retaining Otz a mistake?

    That would be like the White Star Line making sure that the First Mate of the Titanic got a job on their next luxury liner....because at least now he knows where all the icebergs are.

    If the new coaching staff has a place for him, well, let's consider it then. Another problem with retaining him would be that we'd have to retain him for at least 2 years, or else we'd just have to worry about all these guys transferring when he finally does leave. I think we'd be better off trying to find a coach who has the wherewithal to convince GMac recruits that they will be better off under his leadership.



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    Re: One key I am focusing on...

    Call Larry, end of story.
    I'll call Natty Light distributor.


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    Re: One key I am focusing on...

    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    wouldn't that be the topper?


    not only stealing millions but screwing over one of the most beloved Cyclones ever.
    That would put Mac in the company of the lowest-class Cyclones of all time. Given the timing of Grayer's hiring, it's not like Mac didn't know this Creighton thing was in the works. These things don't just happen in an hour.


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    Re: One key I am focusing on...

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    If Mac jets for Creighton today, Jamie needs to focus on keeping TJ Otzelberger.

    He's the key to keeping Melvin Ejim, DeMarcus Phillips, Jordan Railey and Elgin Cook. Plus, he's the guy who got McKnight and Godfrey in town over the weekend.

    You have to do anything at all to keep TJ Otzelberger. If he says, the commits likely do as well.
    You can't make a good head coach keep an assistant from a prior staff. You can encourage it but you can't make him...if he's a good coach.



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    Re: One key I am focusing on...

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    That would put Mac in the company of the lowest-class Cyclones of all time. Given the timing of Grayer's hiring, it's not like Mac didn't know this Creighton thing was in the works. These things don't just happen in an hour.
    Mac can literally not step foot in Ames again. He screwed the ISU family from top to bottom. I just saw his sister in law with her ISU stuff displayed proudly at a softball tournament. I wonder what she'll have next weekend. She's a really nice lady, by the way.



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    Re: One key I am focusing on...

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    If Mac jets for Creighton today, Jamie needs to focus on keeping TJ Otzelberger.

    He's the key to keeping Melvin Ejim, DeMarcus Phillips, Jordan Railey and Elgin Cook. Plus, he's the guy who got McKnight and Godfrey in town over the weekend.

    You have to do anything at all to keep TJ Otzelberger. If he says, the commits likely do as well.
    This is totally misplaced focus. The focus should be on getting the best possible HC...period. You do that and you have no troubles keeping any recruits that you want to in the fold for next year. It's not like we have some sort of top 5 recruiting class coming in or something...jeesh.



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    Re: One key I am focusing on...

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonenum1 View Post
    This is totally misplaced focus. The focus should be on getting the best possible HC...period. You do that and you have no troubles keeping any recruits that you want to in the fold for next year. It's not like we have some sort of top 5 recruiting class coming in or something...jeesh.
    Obviously you have to get a head coach. But from what I know, Otz is on contract for multiple years at ISU. He is the key to holding onto like five different players through a coaching change. That could be the difference in Iowa State being successful in two years compared to four.



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