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    As if our football schedule wasn't daunting enough .............

    we play three teams in a row, Texas Tech, Utah, and Oklahoma, that have their bye weeks, before they play us.
    Hmmmmmmmm, should we give a darn? (Obviously, it is what it is.)
    Help or hindrance?

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    Re: As if our football schedule wasn't daunting enough .............

    Time for some upsets.



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    Re: As if our football schedule wasn't daunting enough .............

    I think we've analyzed our schedule enough. Now that the season is upon us we need to focus on one game at a time and just roll with it.



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    Re: As if our football schedule wasn't daunting enough .............

    Quote Originally Posted by timappelgate View Post
    I think we've analyzed our schedule enough. Now that the season is upon us we need to focus on one game at a time and just roll with it.
    I hate it when fans say this. Do the coaches and players need to focus on one game at a time? Absolutely. But do we, as fans, have any kind of outcome on the players concentration? Is Money going to drop a critical pass in the NIU game because I'm focusing on the Iowa game? Absolutely not. It's asinine to pretend like the fans have anything to gain or lose by focusing on one game at a time.

    I'm sorry, that wasn't directed toward you, I just had to rant about it.



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    Re: As if our football schedule wasn't daunting enough .............

    Quote Originally Posted by Balrog View Post
    we play three teams in a row, Texas Tech, Utah, and Oklahoma, that have their bye weeks, before they play us.
    Hmmmmmmmm, should we give a darn? (Obviously, it is what it is.)
    Help or hindrance?

    GO CYCLONES
    It's really a toss up. Sometimes they'll get out of sync, sometimes they'll be refreshed and better prepared. Let's hope for the former, but give them our best game either way.



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    Re: As if our football schedule wasn't daunting enough .............

    They will be sharp since they just played a game and the mistakes are fresh their minds to correct.



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    Re: As if our football schedule wasn't daunting enough .............

    The only thing that matters right now is NIU. Focus on that game. Our players and coaches certainly are. We have players in a system right now that really believes in it's coaching staff. We also have the talent and a little chip on our shoulder for being "over-looked" in '10 as usual. Not to mention, this team has tasted success and clearly wants more.

    One game at a time, we know it is a daunting task...but I would rather have it this way. There shouldn't be any of this, "we played down to the level of our opponet" crap. NIU will be a tough game, but I feel a tough opponet will set us up to be better prepaired for week 2, and so on and so forth.

    Go Cyclones! It is time to beat some quality opponets this year! We have the perfect coach to do it.



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    Re: As if our football schedule wasn't daunting enough .............

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrocksmypants View Post
    I hate it when fans say this. Do the coaches and players need to focus on one game at a time? Absolutely. But do we, as fans, have any kind of outcome on the players concentration? Is Money going to drop a critical pass in the NIU game because I'm focusing on the Iowa game? Absolutely not. It's asinine to pretend like the fans have anything to gain or lose by focusing on one game at a time.

    I'm sorry, that wasn't directed toward you, I just had to rant about it.
    Agreed 100%. People are always getting mad on here if you talk about "What Ifs." They say "lets focus on winning our first one before we talk about the North title" Why does it matter at all if somebody wants to talk about winning the National Title in 2016. Its just random conversation among FANS. I doubt the team is getting on CF hourly and losing focus on NIU because of us..



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    Re: As if our football schedule wasn't daunting enough .............

    Quote Originally Posted by Balrog View Post
    we play three teams in a row, Texas Tech, Utah, and Oklahoma, that have their bye weeks, before they play us.
    Hmmmmmmmm, should we give a darn? (Obviously, it is what it is.)
    Help or hindrance?

    GO CYCLONES
    The fli flop of Utah and KSU in our schedule really hurts us. With Utah replacing so much on defense, it was to our benefit to play them earlier on in the year. Now they get time to gel/learn/find weaknesses. Then they get their weak off to straighten things out.


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    Re: As if our football schedule wasn't daunting enough .............

    Quote Originally Posted by tazclone View Post
    The fli flop of Utah and KSU in our schedule really hurts us. With Utah replacing so much on defense, it was to our benefit to play them earlier on in the year. Now they get time to gel/learn/find weaknesses. Then they get their weak off to straighten things out.
    The same thing could be said for us....


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    Re: As if our football schedule wasn't daunting enough .............

    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingCY View Post
    The only thing that matters right now is NIU. Focus on that game. Our players and coaches certainly are. We have players in a system right now that really believes in it's coaching staff. We also have the talent and a little chip on our shoulder for being "over-looked" in '10 as usual. Not to mention, this team has tasted success and clearly wants more.

    One game at a time, we know it is a daunting task...but I would rather have it this way. There shouldn't be any of this, "we played down to the level of our opponet" crap. NIU will be a tough game, but I feel a tough opponet will set us up to be better prepaired for week 2, and so on and so forth.

    Go Cyclones! It is time to beat some quality opponets this year! We have the perfect coach to do it.
    1. We don't play the game so it is all right for us to look ahead
    2. Tougher opponents don't set you up for later int he season. Playing tough opponents weak in and weak out does not better prepare you. It beats you up and wears you down. Year in and year out, the teams with tough schedule don't do all that great.
    3. I am as sick of hearing about our tough schedue as anyone. It is what it is.


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    Re: As if our football schedule wasn't daunting enough .............

    Quote Originally Posted by timappelgate View Post
    I think we've analyzed our schedule enough. Now that the season is upon us we need to focus on one game at a time and just roll with it.
    I think the players and coaches need to do this........ I don't think it means jack **** what we message boarders do!!! WOW, how did that word make it thru????


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    Re: As if our football schedule wasn't daunting enough .............

    Get over it people its the schedule we have lets just go out and give them hell.



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    Re: As if our football schedule wasn't daunting enough .............

    Didn't mean to get people upset haha.



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    Re: As if our football schedule wasn't daunting enough .............

    Quote Originally Posted by timappelgate View Post
    Didn't mean to get people upset haha.
    I won't speak for anybody else but I wasn't directed at any one person, just always had this opinion and seemed like a good time to get it off my chest. If you would rather focus on one game at a time, that is perfectly fine with me. Didn't mean for it to seem like an attack on one person.



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