A little while ago, I posted if ISU had bad athletes or poor coaching. In another thread, I was debating with another ISU fan concerning whether ISU was right in letting McCarney go, whether ISU can get to the next level and maintain it consistently, and the reason why some programs can maintain a certain level is because they get all the best recruits. I personally believe ISU can get to a higher level and maintain it on a consistent basis. I don't necessarly believe you have to get all the best recruits in order to do so. Sure, Iowa State is not getting the "blue chip" recruits like the USC's and the Texas' of the world, but I think a good coach can bring enough good athletes in and make them believe in the system to have a solid program. I refuse to let people -- whether they be Hawk fans, Panther fans, Nebraska fans or whoever -- tell me that ISU fans should be happy going 4-8 or 5-7 most years with an occasional 6-6, 7-5 years thrown in and be ecstatic going 8-4 or 9-3 every 10 or 15 years. In other words, I should be happy if ISU gets to be an average football team and content with playing on the blue turf field in Boise for bowl games all the time? I don't think so.