STAFF PICKS: Fran McCaffery

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  1. ChickenNuggetMan

    ChickenNuggetMan Active Member

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    That should be an article right now on the home page.
     
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  2. cycloner29

    cycloner29 Well-Known Member

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    Great tweets from Mad Chad!! He seems to be moving to wrestling already!

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    Even Fran is getting ready to wave the white flag!!

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  3. CyTwins

    CyTwins Well-Known Member

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    He's got a good group of young men. He deserves time to get the program to where he wants it to be. People forget about Lickliter
     
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  4. FinalFourCy

    FinalFourCy Well-Known Member

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    Chad is a disgrace.
     
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  5. cyclones500

    cyclones500 Well-Known Member

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    I support a lengthy contract extension with a record-setting buyout clause. :)
     
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  6. CtownCyclone

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    I'm sure Barta already had that completed and signed off last Sunday. We'll find out about it next year.
     
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  7. Mr Janny

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    The Lickliter thing will never not be funny. Ten years later, and it's still offered as an excuse by some. For crying out loud, Tokyo recovers faster from Godzilla attacks.
     
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  8. Trice

    Trice Well-Known Member

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    I thought we were shaping up to have a rough weekend after the Foster news seemed to turn against us. Obviously that took a big positive turn yesterday.

    But what a dismal day for Iowa basketball. These are dark times. They missed on a recruit they desperately needed, which would only have partially salvaged an otherwise abysmal recruiting operation. A mediocre at best roster. A coach so "beloved" they didn't even announce his contract extension publicly, and that they're anchored to thanks to a huge buyout. I don't watch their games much but I assume attendance, always shaky in CHA, will fall of a cliff soon.

    Nothing dooms a program like the absence of hope, and if they haven't reached that point yet they're speeding toward it. Which is kind of a shame, because it's in our best interest as Cyclone fans that Fran does just enough to keep himself viable in Iowa City for many years to come.
     
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  9. throwittoblythe

    throwittoblythe Well-Known Member

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    I only hear about UI basketball on the periphery, so I apologize for my ignorance. Is it true that Fran has his two sons on the team? Are they any good? Did they have other D1 offers? Or is this nepotism at its apex?
     
  10. FinalFourCy

    FinalFourCy Well-Known Member

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    Any program could get lucky in a transition, but Iowa could do worse than Fran. It’s a tough job.

    Lickliter was a National COY that found Iowa so tough he went D3.

    Alford only had three 20-win seasons in 8 years, but given it was at Iowa it was enough to get him a promotion and continue up the career ladder, ending up at a blue blood.
     
  11. Stewo

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    And nuke attacks.
     
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  12. Trice

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    I thought at least one of them, if not both, was a legit D-1 player. But honestly once the BTN started up and most of Iowa's games moved over there, Iowa basketball fell off the face of the earth for me. I see them when they play ISU and very rarely beyond that.
     
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  13. JP4CY

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    The thing is, from all appearances Iowa is really starting to sink. We don't want that. We want just enough dubya's to keep Fran firmly at the helm.
     
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  14. jay moe

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    Depaul made them look really bad in front of their dozens of fans in attendance.
     
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  15. Rural

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    I didn't even turn it on when I knew the rout was on.

    I'd usually do that a few years back.
     
  16. Cyched

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    They'll upset MSU or someone in IC and the hype train will be back. It’s tough going against my instinct to want them to lose every game they play
     
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  17. Trice

    Trice Well-Known Member

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    As someone who grew up in the 80s and 90s, it blows my mind a little that there's an entire generation of Iowa fans who have no experience with or memory of their program being a consistent winner.
     
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  18. Fitzy

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    You guys are going to be disappointed...


















    ...if Fran is ever fired, because HE BAD.
     
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  19. CyCloned

    CyCloned Well-Known Member

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    World class deflection from basketball to wrestling there. Guess there was nothing in the BB game that even Chad the spin doctor could go with.
     
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  20. CyCloned

    CyCloned Well-Known Member

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    He is good at cosmic blowups and yelling at players. You mean that isn't what Barta hired him for?
     

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