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    Athlon Preview: ISU 3-9, 1-7

    Just picked up my copy of Athlon's 2010 college football preview.

    They have the Clones going 3-9 overall and 1-7 in the Big 12, ranking sixth in the North.

    In another quick note, Athlon has Iowa State's defensive line, linebackers and secondary all individually ranked dead last in the Big 12.

    Kelechi Osemele is the only individual Cyclone mention. They have him as a second-team offensive lineman.

    FYI - I will be posting an in-depth blog on this later this week.



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    Re: Athlon Preview: ISU 3-9, 1-7

    I guess that means we have only one thing to do.............



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    Re: Athlon Preview: ISU 3-9, 1-7

    Certainly hope not.



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    Re: Athlon Preview: ISU 3-9, 1-7

    I can buy our DL as last in the conference, and MAYBE our LBs just because of experience. But our secondary as last? With David Sims and Leonard Johnson? Athlon just went down in my book. a lot.



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    Re: Athlon Preview: ISU 3-9, 1-7

    Was an Iowa fan writing this? I don't think we are going to be as good as we were last year but we aren't going to be THAT bad.



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    Re: Athlon Preview: ISU 3-9, 1-7

    Thanks, just saved me 7 bucks!



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    Re: Athlon Preview: ISU 3-9, 1-7

    And some people were making a big deal about not being on a cover....



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    Re: Athlon Preview: ISU 3-9, 1-7

    HAHAHA!

    God I hope we kick some *** this year!!



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    Re: Athlon Preview: ISU 3-9, 1-7

    I finally gave up buying these magazines years ago. Seemed like even in our best years with good talent returning, they had the same old prediction every year....5th or 6th in the North. I don't think they put a whole lot of research in their analysis.


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    Re: Athlon Preview: ISU 3-9, 1-7

    athlon is ********. they didnt even have a cover for us, which is also crap.


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    Re: Athlon Preview: ISU 3-9, 1-7

    Quote Originally Posted by DRCHIRO View Post
    I guess that means we have only one thing to do.............
    Win the whole ******* thing!




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    Re: Athlon Preview: ISU 3-9, 1-7

    I suppose I can go with the defensive stuff. I disagree but it is a reasonable thought if you are outside. I don't buy the offensive stuff though. How does ARob not get any love?


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    Re: Athlon Preview: ISU 3-9, 1-7

    This is bulletin board material if I've ever seen it.....They should give a copy to each one of the position coaches and use this as motivation.....just another new season, no respect....Let crack some heads and take names....



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    Re: Athlon Preview: ISU 3-9, 1-7

    Quote Originally Posted by Arkansas View Post
    I finally gave up buying these magazines years ago. Seemed like even in our best years with good talent returning, they had the same old prediction every year....5th or 6th in the North. I don't think they put a whole lot of research in their analysis.
    IIRC Athlon in 2006 had ISU as 2nd in the North, with an outside shot at supplanting Nebraska as North champion. We all know how well that turned out...

    That being said, 3-9 (1-7) is bull****, for the simple fact of the matter that we're better than and will beat Kansas, K-State, and Colorado. We should be no worse than 5-7 (3-5), which, while it would be worse than last year, would be a gigantic step forward in the program, considering the schedule.


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    Re: Athlon Preview: ISU 3-9, 1-7

    Can't argue with our DL and LB groups as worst in the Big 12. They are.

    Our secondary should hopefully be a strength though.

    My prediction.... we will be a better football team this year than last year, but our record will be worse. Our schedule is WAY too brutal.



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