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    Jay Bilas and Dick Vitale weigh in

    Dick Vitale, Jay Bilas not overly concerned about Hoiberg's lack of experience | desmoinesregister.com | The Des Moines Register

    “It’s an inspired choice,” Bilas said. “Fred has had tremendous experience in the game. He has competed at the highest level from high school to pro, and he has pro experience in management as well. I think it’s a great choice. He understands Iowa State. He has a passion for the university.”



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    Re: Jay Bilas and Dick Vitale weigh in

    Wow great to hear!



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    Re: Jay Bilas and Dick Vitale weigh in

    I almost expected the national media to rip this hire hard.

    Instead, I think the local media will perceive it much more harshly.


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    Re: Jay Bilas and Dick Vitale weigh in

    Like the article, doesn't make me feel much better about the hire... I just think there were better candidates calling us that we could have gotten.


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    Re: Jay Bilas and Dick Vitale weigh in

    I think they were both right on with everything.


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    Re: Jay Bilas and Dick Vitale weigh in

    I must say, I find Vitale's analysis much less annoying when I'm not watching him on TV. Good read.



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    Re: Jay Bilas and Dick Vitale weigh in

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post
    Dick Vitale: "It's AWESOME baby!"...I'm sure that's what he said. What else does he say. Seriously.
    He's ripped/ignored ISU a lot in the past. Even when we were good and relevant.


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    Re: Jay Bilas and Dick Vitale weigh in

    hmmm bad hire huh?? COme on negative Nancy's lets hear it or better yet support this man!!!! have you not read who has commited tonight and the players who stayed thank their heart are pumped about this hire that is what matters here those players and incoming recruits who are pumped as well and saying "upgrade" !!



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    Re: Jay Bilas and Dick Vitale weigh in

    Weren't these also the guys that were convinced that McDermott was this great coach?


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    Re: Jay Bilas and Dick Vitale weigh in

    Let's see two analyst with a great background in college basketball and they are more inspired by this choice than many Cyclone faithful - what does this say about the fanbase that hangs out on this site???



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    Re: Jay Bilas and Dick Vitale weigh in

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SfWN1AleyI]YouTube - Orr tells Vitale off[/ame]



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    Re: Jay Bilas and Dick Vitale weigh in

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Weren't these also the guys that were convinced that McDermott was this great coach?
    I'm convinced mac can coach, it just went wrong here for whatever reason. I expect Mac to do very well at cu.



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    Re: Jay Bilas and Dick Vitale weigh in

    Quote Originally Posted by geburgess View Post
    Like the article, doesn't make me feel much better about the hire... I just think there were better candidates calling us that we could have gotten.
    I would like to hear who these better candidates were? Inside info? Only name that's been published is Gillespie, whom Geoffrey would never hire. Then Thompson doing his best sales/spin job was the only other hint that I've heard of someone truly interested.

    I'm thinking this was an obvious choice to JP after the initial smattering of calls came in that weren't nearly as sexy as we hoped.



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    Re: Jay Bilas and Dick Vitale weigh in

    Quote Originally Posted by cygrads View Post
    Let's see two analyst with a great background in college basketball and they are more inspired by this choice than many Cyclone faithful - what does this say about the fanbase that hangs out on this site???
    I don't know what you are reading, but i think the overall moral has been pretty excited about the hire.



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    Re: Jay Bilas and Dick Vitale weigh in

    Vitale just is sucking up to Coach because of "The Orr Factor"


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