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    Phil Steele - ISU the nation's toughest schedule

    Just out there. Steele ranks ISU's 2010 schedule the toughest in America.

    2010’s Toughest Schedules | Phil Steel's Blog



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    Re: Phil Steele - ISU the nation's toughest schedule

    Awesome!

    Who remembers who had the toughest schedule in the country last year? Nobody. Who remembers teams that went to bowl games? Everybody. Never should schedule like this...ever



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    Re: Phil Steele - ISU the nation's toughest schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    Awesome!

    Who remembers who had the toughest schedule in the country last year? Nobody. Who remembers teams that went to bowl games? Everybody. Never should schedule like this...ever
    I agree with this! I know the conference schedule can be tough to manipulate...but no way should ISU schedule itself the toughest schedule in the nation.



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    Re: Phil Steele - ISU the nation's toughest schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    Awesome!

    Who remembers who had the toughest schedule in the country last year? Nobody. Who remembers teams that went to bowl games? Everybody. Never should schedule like this...ever


    to be fair, I don't remember who was in the bowl games last year either... minus iowa state and alabama



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    Re: Phil Steele - ISU the nation's toughest schedule

    What? I'm confused. Why are we playing these Big 12 teams next year? I thought everything was ending. I'm sure all of this will be adjusted when the expansion talk is finalized. Wait a minute, that's right, we will be playing in the Big 12 next year.



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    Re: Phil Steele - ISU the nation's toughest schedule

    I'm pretty sure when the schedule was made that it wasn;t anticipated to be as tough as it is now. don't they schedule like 5 years out or something like that? did we really think Utah would be a top 25, Iowa top 10, and NIU would be coming off a bowl game?

    it's definitely tough, but if we can do well with a schedule like this we will be huge for our program. Imagine if we competed for the north with this schedule?



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    Re: Phil Steele - ISU the nation's toughest schedule

    As we should be. Our schedule is brutal top to bottom, but I'm certain that CPR and the guys will be licking their chops at getting at some of these elites. I just hope it doesn't turn out like 2002 where the schedule beat our spirits week after week. If we can win the "winnable" games and have very solid showings in the Iowa, Utah, Texas and Oklahoma games then our spirits should be high going into next season.
    If we get beaten badly by Iowa, or Utah, or both, then our season could be a long long ride. This team/staff doesn't seem like the type to roll over and take an assbeating, but there is only so much a group of guys can take.


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    Re: Phil Steele - ISU the nation's toughest schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by st8 View Post
    I'm pretty sure when the schedule was made that it wasn;t anticipated to be as tough as it is now. don't they schedule like 5 years out or something like that? did we really think Utah would be a top 25, Iowa top 10, and NIU would be coming off a bowl game?

    it's definitely tough, but if we can do well with a schedule like this we will be huge for our program. Imagine if we competed for the north with this schedule?
    You're exactly righ, st8. These schedules are made years in advance. The Big 12 schedule is what it is. The Iowa game is what it is (although late in the Fry era and early in the Ferentz era, would you have thought of Iowa as a national player?). One could argue that UNI would have been seen as a "sure win" a number of years ago, but who would have thought that Farley would bring their program to the level he has? And eight or ten years ago, who would have seen Utah as a major program? Even when you look at a Northern Illinois, I'm sure at the time, scheduling a MAC team like them didn't see too risky.

    Unfortunately for Iowa State, things sometimes change in college football.



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    Re: Phil Steele - ISU the nation's toughest schedule

    Here's one player's attitude about in:

    In my brief convo with brother yesterday I text(well Blackberry Messenger):

    Me: got picked as the toughest schedule in 2010
    Money: That$ what$ up


    This is how we FINISH STRONG!!!

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    Re: Phil Steele - ISU the nation's toughest schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by TheCity View Post

    Me: got picked as the toughest schedule in 2010
    Money: That$ what$ up
    That's what I like to see...

    Go get 'em, Money!


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    Re: Phil Steele - ISU the nation's toughest schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by TheCity View Post
    Here's one player's attitude about in:

    In my brief convo with brother yesterday I text(well Blackberry Messenger):

    Me: got picked as the toughest schedule in 2010
    Money: That$ what$ up
    I like it!

    Sure this schedule is brutal but just think of the heads we can turn if things get rolling really well for PR and crew!



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    Re: Phil Steele - ISU the nation's toughest schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by st8 View Post
    I'm pretty sure when the schedule was made that it wasn;t anticipated to be as tough as it is now. don't they schedule like 5 years out or something like that? did we really think Utah would be a top 25, Iowa top 10, and NIU would be coming off a bowl game?

    it's definitely tough, but if we can do well with a schedule like this we will be huge for our program. Imagine if we competed for the north with this schedule?
    These games were more than likely scheduled over a decade ago. I'm pretty sure you can find ISU's schedules through like 2020 already.



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    Re: Phil Steele - ISU the nation's toughest schedule

    In a somewhat related note, Phil Steele was named the College Football magazine editor with the most "Porn-like" name.



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    Re: Phil Steele - ISU the nation's toughest schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by TheCity View Post
    Here's one player's attitude about in:

    In my brief convo with brother yesterday I text(well Blackberry Messenger):

    Me: got picked as the toughest schedule in 2010
    Money: That$ what$ up

    Hey City, Good to hear from you.

    Can't wait to see Money on the Field in September.



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