Once again I hear the famous words "just wait for next year, we'll be better...take our lumps this year and then look out for us next season". I understand we are young and we have had a lot of injuries but I am not buying we will be better next year. Every team has injuries they have to deal with so no pity pool here. This is a down year in the Big 12 conference and if this is a down year, that means every other team is looking forward to next year also. If anything, this is the year to make a run in the conference. If we only can muster 1-2 wins this year, what says we can better that record next year? I just don't see it. I have been a season ticket holder for many years now. In that time frame, I have seen every school in our conference be a national contender in football except one school, Iowa State. Why???? I don't understand it. By the way I thought it was very ironic that our QB was the one who threw the bad pass that ended the game Saturday.