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    Couple of quotes that made me laugh

    Im very comfortable with the fact that weve done some good things to improve this program over the course of the four years I was here, McDermott said. Ill always be disappointed we didnt win more, because at the end of the day thats how youre judged.
    Gary Thompson:
    I really like Greg, but with the cloud hanging over his program right now, I feel like Iowa State is not in position to win for another couple years if he stayed because Im sure there are guys out there recruiting against him.

    He now in turn gets a new life, and Iowa State gets a chance to start over again sooner than it would have if something would have happened after next season.
    Greg - I did a lot of good things to improve the program!

    Gary - The program wasn't going to win anyway and you beat the posse. haha.




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    Re: Couple of quotes that made me laugh

    I'm sure that Greg was referring to the practice facility and hilton improvements that Jamie made while he was the coach.



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    Re: Couple of quotes that made me laugh

    Gary - The program wasn't going to win anyway and you beat the posse. haha

    That is hilarious!



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    Re: Couple of quotes that made me laugh

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Gary Thompson:


    Greg - I did a lot of good things to improve the program!

    Gary - The program wasn't going to win anyway and you beat the posse. haha.
    The APR issue is much, much better and won't handcuff the next coach coming in. GMac will encourage his players to stay as well so the next coach won't be completely starting over. Other than that, no imrpovements.


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    Re: Couple of quotes that made me laugh

    Quote Originally Posted by tazclone View Post
    GMac will encourage his players to stay as well so the next coach won't be completely starting over.
    Yeah he told all 6 of the returning players to stay. Thanks a lot coach! Way to leave the cupboard full!


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    Re: Couple of quotes that made me laugh

    The fact that Gary was plain with his assessment of the program's progress was very telling to me. That really convinced me that Greg beat the posse out of town, and was probably fortunate that donors just weren't financially convinced to spend the money. If Gary is saying stuff like that, and he's a pretty positive guy (at least in the public stuff, which is all I see of him), then he was pretty much down with Mac as the coach.


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    Re: Couple of quotes that made me laugh

    Quote Originally Posted by tamjam View Post
    Yeah he told all 6 of the returning players to stay. Thanks a lot coach! Way to leave the cupboard full!
    And the recruits. McKnight is staying and the other recruits have been encouraged to stay as well. No matter how you spin it, that is better than when GMac arrived. Particularly the APR issue.
    Like I said before nothig else improved


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    Re: Couple of quotes that made me laugh

    Quote Originally Posted by tamjam View Post
    Yeah he told all 6 of the returning players to stay. Thanks a lot coach! Way to leave the cupboard full!
    Yeah. Honor your committment to Iowa State.

    Now Doug, go ahead and take a great big steaming pile of poo on UNI. Heck with honoring your committment. You are a McDermott. You dont have to practice what I preach because we are above all of this. It won't bbe a big deal as Jake is my bestest friend in the world. He won't care if we bend him over.


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    Re: Couple of quotes that made me laugh

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    The fact that Gary was plain with his assessment of the program's progress was very telling to me. That really convinced me that Greg beat the posse out of town, and was probably fortunate that donors just weren't financially convinced to spend the money. If Gary is saying stuff like that, and he's a pretty positive guy (at least in the public stuff, which is all I see of him), then he was pretty much down with Mac as the coach.
    "Down" or "done"? Changes the entire meaning of your post...


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    Re: Couple of quotes that made me laugh

    I'm not a fan of kicking a man while he's down and on his way out the door. I like Mac, I REALLY wanted him to succeed here because I honestly feel he is still a good coach and he runs a kind of program that we could be proud of, but for some reason it just wasn't meant to be. I think this worked out well for everyone involved except for UNI losing Doug's commitment so why kick Mac more? People here got what they wanted and on top of that we got an extra $800K to boot instead of having to buy him out. Can't you just be glad with that?


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    Re: Couple of quotes that made me laugh

    Quote Originally Posted by tazclone View Post
    And the recruits. McKnight is staying and the other recruits have been encouraged to stay as well. No matter how you spin it, that is better than when GMac arrived. Particularly the APR issue.
    Like I said before nothig else improved
    Don't bother. Mac could save a bus load of little kids from a fire and ol toejam would find a way to spin it negatively for Mac.



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    Re: Couple of quotes that made me laugh

    Love Gary, straightforward & no B.S. Gregg - get a life, stop spinning your performance at ISU. You didnt have a winning record in four yrs, you couldnt keep players, your recruiting was never in the top half of the b-12 and you didnt motivate your players. And you're pleased with where you brought the program?
    Is there a shrink in the audience?



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    Bye Greggy. Thank GOODNESS!



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    Re: Couple of quotes that made me laugh

    Quote Originally Posted by clonecard View Post
    Love Gary, straightforward & no B.S. Gregg - get a life, stop spinning your performance at ISU. You didnt have a winning record in four yrs, you couldnt keep players, your recruiting was never in the top half of the b-12 and you didnt motivate your players. And you're pleased with where you brought the program?
    Is there a shrink in the audience?

    Geezaloo, hes not spinning. He's keeping a professional tone on his way out. Everyone would do it that didnt want to burn a bridge. Let it go, he isnt selling anything at this point.



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