This Was the Year

Discussion in 'Football' started by justcynn, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. justcynn

    justcynn Well-Known Member

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    1) the Big 12 was supposed to fall apart
    2) Iowa State was to finish last in the Big 12
    3) Iowa was supposed to contend for a National Championship
    4) Texas was supposed to compete with Oklahoma for the Big 12 South

    I am thankful none of this happened, just goes to show just because the experts have several weeks to write, talk and predict - it doesn't mean much. And it won't mean much in 2011 either. Iowa is a solid Football program that once in a while will exceed expectations but for the most part will let their fans down because expectations are simply too high, in 2011 Nebraska can join em with unrealized expectations and the Cyclones can keep surprising everyone as we continue to improve and establish our own expectations.

    While not making the bowl is disappointing, I think we are close to really turning the corner in the program- Lets just keep the expectations realistic and enjoy the ride.
     
  2. 4iastate

    4iastate New Member

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    Next year, we should beat the following football teams:

    Northern Iowa
    Connecticut
    Baylor
    Kansas
    Kansas State


    That means we need two or three more wins to go to a bowl game, who do think those will come against, if any teams... ?
     
  3. Clone9

    Clone9 Well-Known Member

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    Technically speaking, we will only need to beat one other team to get to a bowl.
     
  4. Prone2Clone

    Prone2Clone Well-Known Member

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    Fixed #3 for you.
     
  5. Clone9

    Clone9 Well-Known Member

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    Oh, and I definitely don't think we should be beating UConn. They're a good team who has been consistently good for years now.
     
  6. Rogue52

    Rogue52 Well-Known Member

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    You're making quite a few assumptions there on who we "should" beat.
     
  7. cyclonefan1983

    cyclonefan1983 Active Member

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    I just dont see how Texas could become better from their 5-7 record so that would be a toss up....

    Kind of like UNC basketball this year, bad year last year with no NCAA Tournament then pre season top 10 and already two losses...
     
  8. CloneState1028

    CloneState1028 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I wouldn't say we 'should' beat UCONN. UCONN is one win away (Over USF, next Saturday night) from winning the Big East.
     
  9. CyForPresident

    CyForPresident Well-Known Member

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    Northern Iowa
    Kansas

    Toss-up
    Iowa
    UConn
    Texas
    Baylor
    Texas Tech
    Kansas State

    Underdogs
    Mizzou
    A&M
    Oklahoma
    OSU
     
  10. RustShack

    RustShack Well-Known Member

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    Since they are consistently pulling in great recruiting classes, I doubt it will be very hard for them to be contending again next year.
     
  11. Drive4cy

    Drive4cy Well-Known Member

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    @ UConn and @ Baylor will be tough games. I'd sign for a split today if it was offered.

    That Texas game at home is a biggie next year. I think next year we finally pick off Iowa.
     
  12. colbycheese

    colbycheese Well-Known Member

    FYI, UCONN is one win over South Florida away from the 2010 Big East championship, not that that means much, but still. I don't think they're a team to overlook, and especially not a team from which we can "expect" a victory. I think the only games we'll be picked to win against next year will be Northern Iowa and Kansas.
     
  13. CyForPresident

    CyForPresident Well-Known Member

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    I think your right. Iowa may not make a bowl next year. They lose a ridiculous amount on both sides of the ball and ISU gets them at home. Couple that with an inspired ISU team that has lost 3 straight to Iowa and I can see ISU winning.
     
  14. CloneState1028

    CloneState1028 Well-Known Member

    They'll get a bowl next year, their schedule next year and the year after is weaaaaaaaaksauce.
     
  15. hawkeyeh8r

    hawkeyeh8r Well-Known Member

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    thats not really an accomplishment....the Big East may as well be on par with the MAC when it comes to football. If you look at Northern Illinois they were 9-2 last time i checked and were on their way to the MAC title game. not real worried about that game if we can have solid play at the QB position next year. Next year will either be really good or really bad depending on the play of the QB
     
  16. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    Is Iowa losing the All American Stanzi? We then might be favored.
     
  17. Prone2Clone

    Prone2Clone Well-Known Member

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    Don't be silly. Their backup is way better than Stanzi.
     
  18. LoyalSonForever

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    Until next year when he'll be the starter and, thus, the 2nd best QB on the team. :smile:
     

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