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    So why is NIU suppose to be so good?

    I see a lot of talk about how impressive Northern IL is going to be, but I just don't get it. They have 8 starters back on offense but only 4 on defense. Some of the new starters are juniors and seniors, but that doesn't guarantee they are good. Looking at last years success for Northern IL it appears that they mostly won with defense. They generate 2 games worth of offense against Eastern MI, which must have been the worst team in D-1 by a long shot. I am not saying that they will be bad, but it isn't like they have 17 starters back from a MAC championship team.



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    Re: So why is NIU suppose to be so good?

    We will squash like bug



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    Re: So why is NIU suppose to be so good?

    Dead Huskies Walking.


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    Re: So why is NIU suppose to be so good?

    Just listened to the M&M Coach Kill interview.
    I really liked the following exchange.
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    Matt- So Coach a lot of people are picking you to beat Iowa State. What do you think about that?

    Coach Kill- Im not stupid. I realize that Iowa state is farther along in what they are trying to do than we are. Im not an idiot.

    Translation of "farther along in what they are trying to do than we are"= They are better than us.

    Good for Coach for telling it like it is. I have alot of respect for him now from listening to that interview.


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    Re: So why is NIU suppose to be so good?

    This thread makes me almost as nervous as this game. It's a trap with Iowa the next weekend.



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    Re: So why is NIU suppose to be so good?

    Quote Originally Posted by Haverhill View Post
    This thread makes me almost as nervous as this game. It's a trap with Iowa the next weekend.
    Listen to Admiral Ackbar.




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    Re: So why is NIU suppose to be so good?

    if we play like we're capable of playing then we will win by 10. if we play sloppy, turn the ball over, and make bad decisions, NIU could easily walk out of ames with a win.

    My money is on the clones, but I don't think that NIU should be taken lightly



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    Re: So why is NIU suppose to be so good?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cysrevenge View Post
    if we play like we're capable of playing then we will win by 10. if we play sloppy, turn the ball over, and make bad decisions, NIU could easily walk out of ames with a win.

    My money is on the clones, but I don't think that NIU should be taken lightly
    Only 10, huh? I know NIU isn't to be overlooked, but if we play like we're capable, we will win by a lot more than 10, IMO.


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    Re: So why is NIU suppose to be so good?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Only 10, huh? I know NIU isn't to be overlooked, but if we play like we're capable, we will win by a lot more than 10, IMO.
    I don't think it's overlooking them to say we'll win by more than 10. I think we can look right at them and say we ought to destroy that team.

    We have to show up, play hard, execute and all that, but this NIU bunch isn't a team that anyone here should be thinking walks out of the Jack with a win next week. We should all be walking back to our cars enjoying a Cyclone beatdown of these Huskies.


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    Re: So why is NIU suppose to be so good?

    why cant we just schedule crappy non conference teams like iowa does...i mean eastern illinois and ball state....doesnt get much easier than that



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    Re: So why is NIU suppose to be so good?

    we usually make some mistakes in the first game of the year. lets hope this does not happen. NIU is very capable of beating us, especially with their great RB... BUT... arnaud will lead us to victory!!!


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    Re: So why is NIU suppose to be so good?

    The records of the teams they actually beat: 17-66.

    4 of those wins were against teams that won 2 games or less. A 5th was against a 3-win team.
    They really aren't much to worry about.


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    Re: So why is NIU suppose to be so good?

    They did get beaten pretty badly by South Florida in a bowl game. Would you say we are equal to South Florida's team last year?



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    Re: So why is NIU suppose to be so good?

    Quote Originally Posted by Haverhill View Post
    They did get beaten pretty badly by South Florida in a bowl game. Would you say we are equal to South Florida's team last year?
    Not sure on that. I just don't see anything to be scared of.


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    Re: So why is NIU suppose to be so good?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Not sure on that. I just don't see anything to be scared of.
    Then you must have missed their game against Wisky last year - a 28-20 game. NIU didn't look too outmanned in that one...



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