On supporting The Mayor's decision and Iowa State basketball

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  1. Frak

    Frak Well-Known Member

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    I honestly believe that he WAS waiting to see what Prohm did. And maybe, if ISU lost in the first game in KC, things would have turned out differently. Oh well, it's done now. I'll continue to hope NU wins two games a year and loses the rest. Not that it affects me one way or the other if they win. I appreciate what FH did at ISU, but he's just another ex-coach now.

    BTW, for someone who admittedly hated recruiting, it's strange to see him take a job at a place that is just as hard or harder to recruit to than ISU. And it's not like recruiting is less dirty now than it was 5 years ago.
     
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  2. Cyched

    Cyched Well-Known Member

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    I really hope that wasn't the case.
     
  3. jsb

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    It wasn't.
     
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  4. Cyched

    Cyched Well-Known Member

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    Didn't think so. But that could've turned into some ugly comments if Fred starts winning at Nebby
     
  5. BCClone

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    New rumor I heard, maybe it was here but I’m not searching all these threads and all these posts is Fred won’t announce until MSU is done. Doesn’t want to distract his son.
     
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  6. jsb

    jsb Well-Known Member

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    I feel badly for Prohm in this whole mess. If he thought his life was being constantly compared to Hoiberg before, he's got to be terrified now.

    I wish he had connections in the media to get out his own propaganda, much like Fred does.
     
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  7. jsb

    jsb Well-Known Member

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    It's a done deal. The press conference is on Tuesday.
     
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  8. BCClone

    BCClone Well-Known Member

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    Shows how much I pay attention and care about Fred.
     
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  9. KnappShack

    KnappShack Well-Known Member

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    Just another ISU business grad
    Just another ex-coach

    JP has done all he can to protect Prohm during this with the contract extension.

    ISU needs to rally around our guy. Piss on whoever is coaching Nebraska today, tomorrow, and always.
     
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  10. cyphoon

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    Nebraska sucks donkey balls. They have always sucked donkey balls. They will continue to suck donkey balls in perpetuity. That said, I am not going to rail on a guy for earning a living, especially when I jump ship to a new company on average every 3 years.

    If Fred wants to coach donkey ball sucking U, that is his choice.

    H
     
  11. CycloneWanderer

    CycloneWanderer Well-Known Member

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    Fred isn't a guaranteed success is Lincoln. He has already burnt out on recruiting once in cbb. His rebuild here was aided by transfers that will be more difficult for him to get now. He did strike gold on some high school guys early (Niang/Monte/Matt Thomas) here, but also struck out a lot over the following few years. How much of that early identifying and recruiting success was more TJ? At least if he fails again like he did with the Bulls it won't be at ISU. That would have been the real nightmare.

    With the amount of NBA coaching churn I find it strange he wasn't given a chance anywhere else (especially considering the bulls management) unless he earned some sort of stigma with NBA managers/players.
     
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  12. rochclone

    rochclone Well-Known Member

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    Maybe if we were still playing basketball then CW, Jared and Rob would have more to talk about. Are you actually insinuating that the writers of CF are promoting that CFH/CSP drama? Fairly certain that everyone is backing CSP and that CW has complained about CSP always being compared to CFH.

    CSP is a big boy, IMO his ability to succeed over the next 3-4 years with CFH next door will just further cement him as a top level head coach.
     
  13. madguy30

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    This has been an interesting basketball season.
     
  14. AuH2O

    AuH2O Well-Known Member

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    I think people might have a bit of an unrealistic expectation for Fred's recruiting. TJ was able to get good talent at ISU during the McDermott era. Assistants obviously do lots of recruiting but getting good talent to Lincoln is going to take some work Hoiberg personally. Plus it's not like there are a bunch of local players to visit on day trips.
     
  15. cyclonemagic

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    We are a passionate fan base. This has been a great discussion of Fred and what he means to ISU and Ames, IA (the "Mayor"). We not only analyzed his life and career success, but also a few of the mistakes he made along the way. And, we provided the direction Fred should take in his future coaching career. Sadly, when you leave Ames, it's easy to loose focus on the important things. Hopefully, Fred will will read this discussion thread and see the "truth". Once he does that, we can only assume that he will reconsider the whole idea of becoming the next Nebraska basketball coach.
     
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  16. MilehighClone

    MilehighClone Well-Known Member

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    I view Fred's situation as just another ISU alum out kicking ass in the real world. More power to him even if it is Nebby. Hopefully JP and Billy Moos have the home and home already locked up. That will be epic.
     
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  17. Billups06

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    I believe this is an accurate summary on the situation (maybe for a few):

    ISU basketball was on a torrid trajectory under Hoiberg. Ample national attention, expectations followed. Flash forward to the past season, ISU laid some turds at Hilton, but overall a good season. However, doubt started building with some fans during the last month of the regular season.

    The nervousness felt with Iowa State fans is that Hoiberg will have the same success with Nebraska as he did here at Iowa State. I don’t believe recruiting will be all that different between the two schools. The actual process may be easier/more simple at Nebraska due to increased availability of ‘private’ travel.
     
  18. flycy

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    I take issue in going to the school that tried to relegate ISU and the rest of the former Big 8 to Mountain West status. That will not be forgotten. I hope Nebraska loses every game in every sport forever. Same for Missouri.
     
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  19. CyCloned

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    Wonder if his son will transfer to Nebraska? He is just a walkon, right?
     
  20. BCClone

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    Don’t think so, would you leave MSU for Nebraska?
     

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