View Poll Results: What do you think of GMac now that he's gone?

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  • Like him and wish him the best in the future

    151 51.19%
  • Dislike him because of what he did to our basketball program

    84 28.47%
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    Opinion of GMac now that he's gone

    A lot of people's opinions on GMac throughout the season were fueled by the frustration of losing games and losing players. Now that he's gone and no longer a part of ISU basketball, I'm curious as to what everyone's final opinions on him are.


    For me, I completely support him in his future and think he's a good guy. Just because ISU clearly wasn't the right fit for him and he didn't find success here doesn't mean he can't or shouldn't find success somewhere else. I wish him the best, especially considering (with the exception of the random times we play them) the success or failure of Creighton doesn't affect us.

    However, I know a lot of people will always dislike him (and understandably so) because of his negative effect on the history of ISU basketball. For a lot of very passionate fans, four losing seasons, poor player retention and poor fan attendance will always leave a sore spot.



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    Re: Opinion of GMac now that he's gone

    nice guy, just not a good fit at ISU.



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    Re: Opinion of GMac now that he's gone

    Losing him was the second greatest miracle ever to happen at ISU, behind the Chiz leaving, come on football rules the roost!



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    Re: Opinion of GMac now that he's gone

    Not a good fit for ISU. I still don't blame him for everything that resulted in the state of the program up until 4/24 at 11:59pm.

    So much crap has gone down in the last decade. Can't pin it all on him. He still failed to do what we hired him to do.


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    Re: Opinion of GMac now that he's gone

    Listern to the latter part of Marty's interview with Jamie Pollard where he talks about McDermott and you will maybe understand what happened here a little better.

    I hope he does well.



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    Re: Opinion of GMac now that he's gone

    I am too results orientated to 'like' him.



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    Re: Opinion of GMac now that he's gone

    I was very excited when we hired GMac and never at that time would have imagined how things turned out. I hope he will find success at Creighton and have an enjoyable tenure there. One other thing, I hope his wife remains healthy and I wish them nothing but the best.


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    Re: Opinion of GMac now that he's gone

    Thought he was in over his head at ISU and that he never should have been the head coach. A good guy and I sincerely wish him well at Creighton. I think things have worked out the best for him and for ISU.


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    Re: Opinion of GMac now that he's gone

    I don't hate him and I WISH I could root for him at Creighton... but I HATE Creighton, so no can do. Sorry Greg.



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    Re: Opinion of GMac now that he's gone

    None of the answers quite fit. I think he is a good man and a good coach. For whatever reason, things went south at ISU, and he couldn't recover. There are some player relation issues that he needs to resolve, whether those are in his methods, or in relating to the current generation of players. I wish him well, but I'm glad that he has moved on.



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    Re: Opinion of GMac now that he's gone

    The four years at ISU will not be a fond memory for him, nor will he be a fond memory of mine.

    I was one to wish all of the transfers under his watch the best of luck. Can't say the same about the root of the problem leaving.



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    Re: Opinion of GMac now that he's gone

    Do not know Greg at all....but I have heard that he is a good guy.

    Part of me is still angry at him...for his part regarding the state of the program and very poor decisions he made.

    I wish his wife great health and the family better times....except when playing us.


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    Re: Opinion of GMac now that he's gone

    I'm surprised that quite a few posters have no hard feelings. I voted wishing him the best and thought I would be in the minority. I guess this shows what a good hire will do.


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    Re: Opinion of GMac now that he's gone

    You left out one, didn't like the hire and like him even less now. After the things I heard after the departures a year ago, my opinion really went down hill.



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    Re: Opinion of GMac now that he's gone

    Quote Originally Posted by NebrClone View Post
    You left out one, didn't like the hire and like him even less now. After the things I heard after the departures a year ago, my opinion really went down hill.
    Care to expand? I assume you talked with some of the players and I would be interested in their take on him.



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