Athletic's Stewart Mandel on ISU/Campbell

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  1. BWRhasnoAC

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    Ya its up there. I have no idea how good we will be this year, I just think that the potential is there, and with Campbell's track record for development so far, I think it's fair to say this one is one for the ages.
     
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    Go back and look closer at that schedule. Honestly, this years team after Purdy took over may have gone undefeated.
     
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    -- lost in some sort of OT to Nebraska
    -- somehow handed Baylor its first ever road win in the Big 12
    -- lost in another close one/maybe OT at Missouri
    -- the Kansas game needs zero mentions

    To be fair, even if we went 11-0 in the regular season, I doubt even the Purdy-Montgomery-Butler team is going to beat Vince Young in the Big 12 championship game.

    11-1 and a Sugar Bowl would be pretty respectable, though.
     
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    I blame Barney Cotton. We had Todd Blythe, Stevie Hicks, Bret Meyer, & Aaron Brant among others. One week we’re boat racing A&M; the next we’re struggling to move the ball on Kansas. The pieces were there. Such a wasted opportunity that year.
     
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    All that being said, I do not remember that being a particularly good offensive line. Whatever it was that year, it collapsed the next few seasons after that one.

    Meyer spent much of his career running for his life.

    Campbell seems to be the opposite -- hate to trot out that hoary announcer cliché, but he probably emphasizes line play as much as any other coach under 40.
     
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    Every coach not named Mike Leach needs to emphasize line play.
     
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    "delishous"...
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    Agree - defense, a stud QB, and great skill position athletes. And player development. And consistent coaching with an intact staff. That's all you need. Oh, and discipline and an innate desire to be the best. No reason to leave out an above average OL.

    Other than that, you need good special teams and a top flight nutrition program. Also great academic support services.

    That's really all you need. And facilities.
     
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    If CMC uses 2, fans will think he should use 1. If CMC uses 1, fans will think he should use 2. :)
     
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