Bye bye James Carpenter

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  1. isupug7

    isupug7 New Member

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    Sorry to bring the bad news, but it looks like Carpenter has decided to join the #1 team in the nation and not the cyclones.... tough break for us, but it's great to see that chizik and the staff saw what this guy was capable of doing before anyone else did... the article is confidential but it says on their commitment list that he's committed to them

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  2. ISUFan22

    ISUFan22 Well-Known Member

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    Alabama...Iowa State...Alabama...Iowa State....

    Remove the Cardinal-n-Gold glasses and while it's no fun to admit - it is a relatively easy decision.

    Didn't expect to get him when the big boys came calling - but held out a slight hope. Oh well...
     
  3. KMAC_ATTACK

    KMAC_ATTACK Well-Known Member

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    Carpenter - its official

    he's going to Alabama.....

    Says a lot about the young man, we believed in him when nobody else did, and where was his loyalty.....

    Guess its all about him....

    Hope he gets to Alabama and sits the bench for two years.....

    NEXT!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Tank

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    IMO, great decision in his case! Would you rather go to a 2-9 team or a 12-0 team that could be playing for the SEC Championship and NC every year?

    Players coming out of high school have no loyalty to a coach or a school just b/c they recruited him first! If people really believe that, then that is insane! It is what fits best for that certain player and gives him the best opportunities for the future and if his dream is to play in the NFL, Alabama is the way to go.
     
  5. PolkCityClone

    PolkCityClone Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it says he isn't stupid. We would all do the same thing if given the opportunity.
     
  6. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    Well, is he going to sit on the bench at Alabama and just be on a winning team, or is he actually going to play. If he's actually going to start, it's an easy decision. If he's a bench warmer, than I don't understand. I never understood the guys who go to a big name school just to sit on the bench, as opposed to going somewhere else and starting.
     
  7. CycloneErik

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    Wanting to be part of the #1 team in the nation surely doesn't reveal a weakness in his character. Like Al, I also wonder why he would do it to sit on the bench, but that seems to be a common idea, to sit on the bench at a prominent place as opposed to being the man at a place like ISU.

    Still, sounds like he made a good choice for his next step. Who wouldn't want to be part of something ranked #1?
     
  8. becrisgreg

    becrisgreg Active Member

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    Are you working for the employer that first hired you, or have you changed jobs in your career?
     
  9. KMAC_ATTACK

    KMAC_ATTACK Well-Known Member

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    No i definitely would look at the opportunity to excel - and the weather - and the history....

    If thats the only thing that matters, then we should stop talking about Harrison Barnes - he should be gone too.....

    There is more to it.....

    For Carpenter i was just pointing out that he was a nobody recruit and we believed in him, when it came time to return the favor he dashed for the limelight - i wish him no success.....
     
  10. KMAC_ATTACK

    KMAC_ATTACK Well-Known Member

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    ummmmm........don't see your analogy....

    With employers sometimes you have to move on to get a promotion....not quite the same.....

    He had a starting position with his name on it...........

    The only thing in question would be wins/losses etc....
     
  11. KMAC_ATTACK

    KMAC_ATTACK Well-Known Member

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    EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!:notworthy:
     
  12. cygrads

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    I would think recruits that start to get a lot of attention think they can start for anyone. Tough loss for the good guys but shows the staff knows what they are doing.
     
  13. ISUonthemove

    ISUonthemove Well-Known Member

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    Are we talking about Appleton? :biglaugh:
     
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  14. SeattleClone

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    Is he always going to sit on the bench at Alabama, or do you think sometimes he'll stand by the bench waving a towel to get the crowd pumped?
     
  15. twojman

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    :biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh:

    We know reserve O-lineman at ISU are #1 in the country at this!
     
  16. hobbsfan27

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    They are AWESOME at this,^^^^^
     
  17. erikbj

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    Is that what happened with Phillip Bates? :smile:
     
  18. Cyclone62

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    Did anyone else laugh when one of the seniors ran to his parents waving his towel against Mizzou? That was awesome.
     
  19. ISUFan22

    ISUFan22 Well-Known Member

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    The guy made a choice and it's all about him? Of course it is. It's his choice, his career. Not everyone wants to be a Cyclone just because.
     
  20. Tank

    Tank Well-Known Member

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    Look at Matt Cassel. Never started one game at USC and is now the starting QB for the Patriots and is almost guaranteed a huge pay day from some team.

    Even if his is 2nd string for 3-4 years, all it takes is 1 year as a starter at a big name school and wham, you are a NFL prospect!
     

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