STAFF PICKS: Fran McCaffery

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  1. CoachHines3

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    over at HR they were making fun of us for losing at Oregon St, a potential bubble team.

    they lose to depaul at home HAHA
     
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    There is a very fine line to walk here. On one-hand you want Fran to keep finding a few random successes to keep his job for awhile. But on the flip-side, you don't want him to outlast Barta and give a new AD a chance at righting the ship. The best case scenario is Barta letting Fran go towards the end of his buyout and letting Barta make another inept coaching hire.
     
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  3. CyTwins

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    I desperately need some Benji/CP84 and Deano updates
     
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    Wow, you know it’s bad when Chad L doesn’t even try to spin it.
     
  5. FinalFourCy

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    I’m amazed they were ever anything but an afterthought.

    They’re still largely getting the instate kids, but it takes a great coach with a niche system to win in the P5 that way. That was never sustainable. Non-tavernhawks and kids from other states don’t want to play at an afterthought that’s a wrestling school.
     
  6. Halincandenza

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    I know Bohannon is all Hawk, but was just thinking after looking at this score, would Bohannon consider sitting out and then grad transferring? That would be hilarious because if Wieskamp leaves too that would leave that team at Lickliter bad.
     
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    Its almost to the point that you have to decide to root for when we play them. Obviously you want to win but if he beats us he's guaranteed to not get fired
     
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    He doesn't like Fran. Gordy hates Fran. Wouldn't surprise me honestly
     
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  9. HFCS

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    Staff picks: Which DII school does Connor finish his playing days at after Dad gets canned for starting him?
     
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  10. mj4cy

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  11. HFCS

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    You didn't even mention crippling awkward organization poisoning nepotism.
     
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    Wieskamp pretty obviously made a bad career decision. Unless he hates the idea of being paid to play basketball some day, I mean Iowa is a fine school otherwise if you don't want that option. Who knows what offers he'd have if he hadn't been all in on Mad Fran.

    It's not unlike a ton of 18 year olds who make a bad choice with their career or college major right after high school.
     
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    No conscious
     
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  14. Trice

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    Fair enough, though that is a broader Iowa athletic department problem not limited to just basketball.
     
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  17. ChickenNuggetMan

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    The best thing I saw was a hok fan on Reddit claiming that Iowa’s lack of success was because of CHA being too far from the “heart of campus”. You can’t make this **** up.
     
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  18. Trice

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    It's perfect. I was juuuuuuuust about to close the tab thinking the video was done and there it was.
     
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    #39 HFCS, Nov 12, 2019
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    Reminds me of all the years pathetic Cubs fans blamed losing on playing day games.

    CHA isn't any further from the center of campus than Hilton. It might be more central.

    I went to wrestling camp at Iowa as a 9 year old kid and walked to Carver from the dorms like it was no big deal.
     
  20. Cyfan1965

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    I want Gary to give Fran a lifetime contract so he never leaves-
     

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