CPR's press conference

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  1. cyclonestate

    cyclonestate Well-Known Member

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    I’m a huge Paul Rhoads fan – so happy he’s the leader of our program. However, I was a little disappointed at his press conference yesterday. This is just my opinion, but I believe Paul made two mistakes.

    First, I don’t think Paul should have taken jabs at Notre Dame and Iowa for continuing to recruit Lazard up to the last minute. It seems a little hypocritical to say something like this when all coaches, including Paul, recruit other teams’ commits (e.g., Paul got Jake Campos to flip on his commitment to Missouri). Maybe Paul was bringing this up to point out Lazard’s commitment to his word. If so, he could have made the point without jabbing Iowa and Notre Dame for doing what all teams, including Iowa State, do.

    Second, I don’t agree with his decision to make Lazard off limits to the media next year. This only elevates Lazard’s status as being ‘special’ over the other players, and I think that’s the last thing Paul should be doing. Either make all freshmen off limits to the media as they do at Iowa, or make them all available. Don’t single out your star recruit, especially when he’s already demonstrated that he’s a very mature and level headed young man.

    Just my opinion.
     
  2. isuno1fan

    isuno1fan Well-Known Member

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    OK...glad you got that off your chest.
     
  3. CyTwins

    CyTwins Well-Known Member

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    You realize he's just doing it to tell the media to p*ss off for everything they did/wrote during Lazard's recruitment right? If they are mad about it they can thank Marty Tirrell
     
  4. 2forISU

    2forISU Well-Known Member

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    PR's program and he will run it the way he wants.
     
  5. Tony

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    Sounds like you were just listening to KXNo. I listened and I was annoyed with Randy and all of them, there's always another side of the story. Point one, I think CPR was just pointing out how big of a recruit Lazard is and how big of a deal it is that ISU was able to get him and letting everyone know that he had a LOT of interest from other programs, and it shuts up the "we didn't want him anyways" hawk fans. Point two, nobody outside of the program knows why Lazard is being kept off limits, it's all just speculation, who knows, maybe Lazard told CPR that he was sick of the media and Rhoads solved the problem.
     
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  6. RayShimley

    RayShimley Well-Known Member

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    This is what I hope actually happened and Rhoads is just protecting Lazard from further scrutiny by deflecting attention to himself.
     
  7. 501Clone

    501Clone Active Member

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    Your opinion ain't worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin it on...

    And I mean that with all due respect.
     
  8. stateofmind

    stateofmind Well-Known Member

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    Maybe Paul thought he had a couple "buddies" saying things they shouldn't.
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    What a punchable face.
     
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  9. cyrocksmypants

    cyrocksmypants Well-Known Member

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    You mean like ALL good leaders in any discipline would do? Pretty novel concept by some on here, I think. Amazing a head coach would do that...
     
  10. Agclone91

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    I saw it more as gloating than anything. He basically just said that they wasted a lot of time, money, and effort for nothing. Kind of a "This kid is ours" thing.

    As far as Lazard being off-limits to media, I think it's more of a favor to Allen than anything with the constant media attention he has gotten over the past year. When Allen signed his LOI he basically said something in the interview along the lines of "Now I hope I can just enjoy my senior year as a highschooler".
     
  11. Bigman38

    Bigman38 Well-Known Member

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    I see it took a long time to figure out how Lazard is a negative.

    The media ban serves a couple purposes, none of which is CPR making Allen special or elevating him above his teammates. If anything it makes him more like his peers. How many other freshmen are going get that much attention from the media?

    It's an F you to the media members who almost seemed to want him to decommit. And it's a message to Lazard that it's time to put the media circus behind and get to work.
     
  12. Ry4Cy

    Ry4Cy Well-Known Member

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    #12 Ry4Cy, Feb 6, 2014
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    Obviously some have troubles reading between the lines here so let me help. CPR: "You local media people have been nothing but giant d-bags through Lizards entire recruiting process and I know interviewing him would sell news papers and get you some page clicks but for that you can all suck a fat ****."
     
  13. Madclone1

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    #13 Madclone1, Feb 6, 2014
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    I suggest ... One .... Bobby Elliott's backstabbing ISU on multiple occasions has something to do with PBR's response (funny how Peterson et al have ever questioned BE on any of this) ... Second .... You and the rest of us don't know all the facts regarding Iowa's actions. I trust PBR all the wAy on this one.
     
  14. NickTheGreat

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    I find this whole thing funny. The media runs stories every week almost hoping he'll flip. He doesn't, and CPR calls them out on it. And then they cry about it :twitcy:
     
  15. intrepid27

    intrepid27 Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing he was tired the constant media speculation of Lazard's commitment and I don't blame him. I know I was sure tired of it since there was never any basis to it. So, rubbing their nose in it OK with me.

    I'm also OK with him taking a shot at Notre Dame and Kirk. It also reminds Tavern Hawks that Kirk is no more "classy" than any other college coach.

    CPR landed a very big fish that he had to keep on the line for over a year. I'm Ok with him gloating a bit when he gets it in the boat and it is time for a picture.
     
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  16. JBone84

    JBone84 Well-Known Member

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    Have you considered writing an open letter to CPR?
     
  17. Agclone91

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    #17 Agclone91, Feb 6, 2014
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    You do know that Sumlin made Manziel off-limits to media his Freshman year, right? That turned out pretty well. It's a distraction thing. Paul knows the rediculous standards some people have set for Allen right out of the gate.

    Edit: I guess I took your post of of context
     
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  18. RayShimley

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    I think we're all agreeing here.
     
  19. Madclone1

    Madclone1 Well-Known Member

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    Outstanding! Best post of the day and I'm not kidding!
     
  20. nj829

    nj829 Well-Known Member

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    Considering Ferentz flipped Barkley Hill a couple of years ago (and if I recall Bielema was ****** when Urban came to the Big 10 and broke the "gentleman's agreement" the coaches had to not flip committed recruits) I think CPR took some offense to them trying it again on what has been a kid showing loyalty for 14 months and trying to break him. Same with having Bobby Elliott being the main recruiter for ND after he was an assistant for CPR here. I have a feeling he lost a lot of respect for people he had respect for prior to this.

    As for the media, the constant why is Lazard still committed, why not Notre Dame, and the same story being repeated for 14 months that it would take something significant to make him leave being reported monthly, exposure questions, etc. CPR is getting ahead of the train of questions on why isn't AL contributing more, etc. his freshman year. The kid has been hounded for a couple of years with media and schools harassing him, no need to let it continue and now he can be a kid again.
     

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