I'm not sure the answer but I wonder if ISU is better off going with a pro-style offense that can run the ball and set up the play action. I doubt ISU is ever going to have the athletes to be better at the spread than the rest of the conference. This would also create a different scheme for most teams to try and defend that they do almost every other week in this league. The argument to this I can imagine is kids are not going to want to come play for ISU because everyone else plays the spread, but the fact is we have to field a team for the most part with the leftovers from everyone else anyway. Some people hate to hear that but its the fact. We will always lag the 6 Texahoma schools for kids in Texas, and while its nice we get kids out of Florida we are getting kids that have been picked over for the most part. Watching ISU football is kind of like understanding par in golf, if you don't understand what par is it really causes a lot of frustration as a fan. Maybe we should just be glad we are in a BCS conference so we have a BCS league for Hoiberg and basketball to compete in. I'm not down on Coach Rhoads either I think he is a good coach. Its very tough to win in this situation, and frankly most coaches wouldn't do any better, it probably takes a hall of fame coach like Snyder at KSU and how many of them would stick around after 2-3 yrs.