I have been thinking about this recently. It seems like the days of ISU being a doormat are long gone. I feel very strongly we will always put a competitive team on the field and the cloud that was the 80's and 90's will never return. This begs the question, what is the difference between then and now? The only answer I can come up with is money. Back then, our facilities were rivaled by some high schools. The Cyclones rarely played on TV. There was unequal revenue sharing. Then came the Big XII, facilities improvements, TV, and dollars. I think some of our in-state rivals don't understand what the difference is. They probably think we got lucky, got a couple decent coaches, but we'll eventually get put back in our place. The thing is, that place doesn't exist anymore. Thoughts?