Even after the OU Curb Stomp next Saturday...

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  1. drednot57

    drednot57 Well-Known Member

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    there still will be hope for the Cyclones. Yeah, I'm poking my head up and exposing myself as a "dreamer", but I look at not only this group of talent, I'm also including the next recruiting classes. I like what I see. I really do believe there will be significant improvement in play next season that will be reflected in the W-L record even if it's only 4-5 wins. Who'll be calling the plays on offense is anyone's guess, but I think the OL will stay mostly intact allowing for far more consistency in their quality of play. The injury bug won't bite the team nearly as hard next year I believe. This season has to be an anomaly, not the norm. We fanatics gotta be patient, we have no other choice. If you don't like what you see, well you know what not to do.
     
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  2. CycloneNorth

    CycloneNorth Well-Known Member

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    I'm right there with you. I even have hope for this weekend still.
     
  3. Londo

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    I don't know about most other posters, but if we were able to win in Norman next weekend and beat Kansas or WVU, I wouldn't consider this season a total disaster. Obviously we have quite a few issues that need to be ironed out, but most of our young team is still playing hard. By no means am I predicting a win or a close game, but I'm not just going to write this game off as a definite loss.
     
  4. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    Just keep repeating, "There's always next year".
     
  5. State43

    State43 Well-Known Member

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    I can't for the life of me understand how someone thought this would be a good year. If you thought that coming into this year, that's on you
     
  6. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    Well there's good years, and bad years, and then there's 1 win seasons.
     
  7. Luth4Cy

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    I thought it would be a good year because I thought the offense would be substantially better. I guess I was wrong.
     
  8. Yes13

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    Again, with some good coaching we could still be playing for a bowl game.

    I don't get why you guys think ripping on the players is ok (saying we were going to suck anyway, which isn't true), but ripping on the coaches means you're a bad fan.
     
  9. awd4cy

    awd4cy Well-Known Member

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    I can't for the life of me understand how you thought 1-11 could happen.
     
  10. BBHMagic

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    Wait, so we don't suck?

    And who is ripping on players? Admitting that it could be a difficult season because we have a young and inexperienced team is not ripping on players at all.
     
  11. BBHMagic

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    #11 BBHMagic, Nov 10, 2013
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    WE ARE NOT 1-11. Sure it helps your argument to pretend we are but we have games left. One is against team that is even worse than us and its at home. Frickin stop already.

    I thought we'd get 4 wins this. Silly me for not foreseeing the worst injury plagued year I've ever seen and the refs flat out stealing a game against Texas. Shucks, I'll probably be a game or two off.
     
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  12. Yes13

    Yes13 Well-Known Member

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    We could easily be at 4 wins with decent offensive coaching. So we probably shouldn't suck as much as we do.

    I think saying, oh this wasn't going to be a good year anyway is saying "oh the players aren't good anyway". And its an easy way to bail out the coaching staff, while throwing the players under the bus, aka pulling a Messingham.
     
  13. BBHMagic

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    Admitting we have a young and inexperienced team isn't anywhere close to the same thing as saying said players aren't good.

    I agree that we could possibly have 4 wins by now with better offensive coaching. The talent on the offensive side of the ball is not equalling production right now and Rhoads knows it. I really don't think there is any need to worry that staffing problems won't be fixed next year.
     
  14. Yes13

    Yes13 Well-Known Member

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    I hope so, but name one coach Rhoads has fired.
     
  15. BBHMagic

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    There hasn't been a need to get rid of anybody until now. Our weakest coaches, Wells and Herman, were gone after the seasons they had worn out their welcome.
     
  16. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    4 wins still sucks.
     
  17. BBHMagic

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    Sure but if you expected more with the talent of this team being young and inexperienced, hopefully you learned something.
     
  18. Aclone

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    FIFY
     
  19. awd4cy

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    We aren't 1-11 yet but we are well on our way. 2-10 is our ceiling if we can muster a win against a bad Kansas team that could very well be favored when the come to JTS in 2 weeks.
     
  20. TensasCy

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    Yes, agreed. A loyal and true Cyclone should keep his expectations low, so as to not be disappointed. If we had won five games this year, the right thing to do would have been to forfeit one of them.
     

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