I'm not sure why, but my anticipation for ISU football seasonmimics '02. The details differ, but there are a few similarities. 1. Daunting conference schedule, with several "maybe we will/maybe we won't" games. 2. Promising results the previous year that seemed to hint at a small bump in expectations, along with some "almost" moments (Independence Bowl in '01; KSU & KU losses in '09) that I'd hope would go our way this time around. 3. I probably thought more about the upcoming season throughout the summer in both years, so it's a personal thing. Beyond that, not a lot of situational parallels. So I still can't put my finger on it. Anyone reminded of a past ISU season, as far as anticipation?