Pollard question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jenclone, May 31, 2009.

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Do you support Pollard?

  1. Support JP and over 30 years old

    46.1%
  2. Support JP and under 30 years old

    42.2%
  3. Don't like JP and over 30 years old

    5.0%
  4. Don't like JP and under 30 years old

    6.7%
  1. jenclone

    jenclone New Member

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    I mostly just read CycloneFanatic, but I have a question reading some of the replies about JP.

    So I am setting up a poll to get an idea. Wondering the support of JP based on age.

    p.s. I love me some Pollard.
     
  2. dustinal

    dustinal Well-Known Member

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    Might get more responses if you make it a private poll.

    EDIT -- Or...you might get a ton of responses just the way it is. Bad call on my part, I guess.
     
  3. CyCrazy

    CyCrazy Well-Known Member

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    well this will get into a p****** match shortly :biglaugh:
     
  4. BryceC

    BryceC Well-Known Member

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    It's a little too black/white for me. I like some of the decisions he's made and I don't like some of the others he's made. I'm still in wait-and-see mode.
     
  5. CycloneWanderer

    CycloneWanderer Well-Known Member

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    Well this thread has been oddly telling yet also disappointing so far :pwink:
     
  6. clones_jer

    clones_jer Well-Known Member

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    what if you ARE 30?
     
  7. CycloneWanderer

    CycloneWanderer Well-Known Member

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    You don't get to vote? :jimlad:
     
  8. jaretac

    jaretac Well-Known Member

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    Then you have no opinion of Pollard at all
     
  9. ISUKyro

    ISUKyro Well-Known Member

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    I've been sliding to disliking him. Love what he has done for fund raising and facilities.
    But wins in the major sports has gotten even worse than it was before - which just isn't good.

    I think he can get things going, I'm just getting tired of waiting.
     
  10. Bobber

    Bobber Well-Known Member

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    What's age have to do with anything?
     
  11. ISUKyro

    ISUKyro Well-Known Member

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    If you're older than 30 you know that ISU has been through worse and better times.

    Younger than 30 you remember some of ISU best times when we thought we may actually be worth something in the NCAA.
     
  12. j4state

    j4state Well-Known Member

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    I support him but my level of confidence in him has gone down in recent months.
     
  13. Drive4cy

    Drive4cy Well-Known Member

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    I voted "don't like, under 30" but it's not like I wish the guy ill-will. I do support him, I just don't have much faith at this point.
     
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  14. CylentButDeadly

    CylentButDeadly Well-Known Member

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    From a marketing and fundraising standpoint, JP has been the best AD ISU has ever had. Unfortunately, when you look at the biggest decisions JP has made, they haven't turned out very well.

    -Mac to Chizik to Rhoads: We all have a soft spot for Mac and we will never forget what he did for this program, but a change did need to be made. I still think Chizik was a phenomenal hire, but none of us could have predicted his ineptitude on the sidelines and his quick departure after only two years. I really like everything I've seen out of PR so far. Great coordinator hires, positive attitude and decent recruiting. We'll find out more this fall.

    -Replacing Morgan with McDermott: For every star that Morgan brought to this program, he also brought 3 knuckleheads. He probably was let go too soon, but JP saw the chance to get McD, who was one of the hottest coaches in the nation and he took. McD's tenure has been marked by bizarre defections and patchwork recruiting as a result. I do think he is finally figuring out what it takes to succeed at this level, but once again, this coming season will tell us what we need to know.

    -Cael: I really don't know how much of this ties into JP. Cael said this was strickly about money and "a better opportunity", but that's a very hard thing for me to buy. I do like Jackson though.

    I still think JP has made the right hires, but they've not panned out well. I like who we have now, but I think I speak for most ISU fans when I say, we all expect results in FB, MBB and wrestling in '09-'10.
     
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  15. sinbad

    sinbad Member

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    Ok, here is a good question. What has JP done for ISU? Nothing good, that is for sure
     
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  16. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    and let the pissing match begin!

    Unfortunately, you can't fix stupid. :no:
     
  17. Ms3r4ISU

    Ms3r4ISU Well-Known Member

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    I think the options should have been worded the same to get a better idea of opinions. Either use "I support" or "I don't support" OR "I like" or "I don't like" Don't mix up two different things.

    A person can like someone but not support what that person does. And vice versa.

    And like someone else already said, for some it's not nearly so black and white. But that's okay. We don't have the authority to hire and fire ADs, and most of us won't ever be asked our opinions by those who have the authority.
     
  18. thatguy

    thatguy Well-Known Member

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    I'm just sick of being the lauging stock of the Big 12. No one gives a damn how good our girls volleyball team is, or how phenominal our new fundraising is. People care about football and basketball and in Iowa wrestling. We are a JOKE in the first two, and we just lost the greatest wrestler of all time and Pollard just let him walk out the door. If the guy is such a great fundraiser, give him a job where he can only do that, because as far as on the court/field success, HE IS HORRIBLE.
     
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  19. Cyclonepride

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    I like AND support Jamie Pollard
     
  20. cyclone1306

    cyclone1306 Member

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    He didnt exactly just let him walk out the door. Sanderson himself said ISU is lucky to have Jamie Pollard. Take it for what its worth. I dont like him leaving anymore than the next guy. Pollard was at a pile of ISU wrestling events and him and Cael appeared to get along extremely well. At the Big 12s they were chatting it up often. No ones happy about him leaving but this one isnt on Pollard. Sometimes money talks and we will never have been able to poney up the money that PSU was throwing at him. Plus honestly you dont have to compete head to head with Iowa in recruiting. Obviously him never beating IOWA as a coach was starting wear on him. You could see the frustration at Nationals. I am rambling now, my general point is Pollard may have made some poor decisions thats up for debate but the Sanderson leaving thing shouldnt be on the list.
     

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