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Discussion in 'Big XII Conference' started by surly, May 2, 2017.

  1. TheJackWePack5

    TheJackWePack5 Well-Known Member

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    That's fine to expect to win. I don't think we will "pound them," as their OL will control the tempo of the game.
     
  2. clonedude

    clonedude Well-Known Member

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    I'm not saying this ESPN writer is wrong, I just don't put any stock into what he says since he doesn't even know ISU's starting QB's last name.
     
  3. DaHiltonHaus1

    DaHiltonHaus1 Active Member

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    1. Cowboys
    2. KSU
    3. TCU
    4. WVU
    5. Boomer
    6. Clones
    7. Baylor
    8. TTech
    9. Texas- Tim Herman is the same guy he was here, just ordinary.
    10. Baylor
     
  4. madguy30

    madguy30 Well-Known Member

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    If this comes true you'll be poster of the year and it's not even close.
     
  5. 1976

    1976 Well-Known Member

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    I'll have to make your post my signature after it happens.
     
  6. madguy30

    madguy30 Well-Known Member

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    I'll endorse it.

    Are there campaigns for these types of things?
     
  7. cstrunk

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    I don't think 1976 is too far off. Maybe I'm drinking the Kool-Aid, too, but I think 7 wins isn't a long-shot. The way I see it right now is that we at least have a pretty good shot at a bowl game this year.

    UNI (Gimme this year)
    Akron (Another gimme, may not be a blowout on the road but shouldn't have much doubt)
    Texas/Iowa (both at Jack Trice, Texas has a new coach, Iowa is rivalry)
    KU (Not as easy this year)
    Tech (May be the worst Big 12 team)
    TCU/WVU/OSU (TCU is the weakeast out of a tough three game stretch, but could get a lucky upset)
    BU/KSU (I don't think BU will be anything like what they have been on offense, we usually play a tough Farmageddon game, maybe we beat Snyder? Might be tough this year)

    That would be 7 wins. Yeah, not likely, but it will be an interesting year.

    OU
    OSU
    KSU
    WVU
    TCU
    ISU
    UT
    BU
    KU
    TTech
     
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  8. dualthreat

    dualthreat Well-Known Member

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    Well I'll be disappointed if we don't win 6-7 games this year,but I'm expecting to be disappointed.

    No reason we can't make a 6th place conference finish our goal. I think those bottom half teams will beat each other up--even KU winning a couple. Hopefully we can find 4 conference wins but I'm not going to hold my breath. Best chances are Tech, KU, TCU, and ..... Idk
     
  9. simply1

    simply1 Well-Known Member

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    When was Tim here?
     
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  10. erikbj

    erikbj Well-Known Member

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    I think he is referring to his evil twin brother.
     
  11. erikbj

    erikbj Well-Known Member

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    This will be easier after week 1. We will see what Park looks like after an off season of being the #1 guy. And how the defense is coming together.

    I do not think the Big12 is that good again this year and this is year ISU gets 8 wins, maybe 9. They have been in a lot of games last year and i think Campbell will get them to believe it can happen.
     
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  12. surly

    surly Well-Known Member

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    #52 surly, May 3, 2017
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    The reason the conference may not look good again in your eyes is because ISU should be better again. Not confident a Tech or Baylor fan would write that.
     
  13. TheJackWePack5

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    ISU hasnt won over 3 games in 4 years, for the sake of your sanity you should probably lower your expectations just a hair.
     
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  14. brett108

    brett108 Well-Known Member

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    They weren't that much better than us last year. We choked that game away at the end. I think we have a great shot at them no matter where we play.
     
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  15. surly

    surly Well-Known Member

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    Texas will be far more interesting to watch than Baylor. Herman is another of the 'can't miss' coaching hires, like Charlie Strong and Shaka Smart.

    BU hired a no-nonsense coach in a 180 move to rid themselves of Art. I expect the Bears to be a middle of the road 5th place team. But I have no clue with the Horns. That place is so unpredictable.
     
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  18. jmkc12

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    Iowa State has to win 5 games this year to keep the momentum the staff has going with recruiting and energy/excitement around the program. I think we will win 5 for sure and anything after that I can't predict. Love the offense we are putting on the field this year.
     

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