what are you expectations for this season?

Discussion in 'Football' started by GoSTATE71, Apr 29, 2014.

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expectations this season

  1. 1-3 wins

    72 vote(s)
    26.0%
  2. 4-6 wins

    153 vote(s)
    55.2%
  3. 6+ wins

    20 vote(s)
    7.2%
  4. competitive in each game

    14 vote(s)
    5.1%
  5. Tailgating should be fun regardless of wins

    18 vote(s)
    6.5%
  1. GoSTATE71

    GoSTATE71 Well-Known Member

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    With the losses on defense, but optimism for improvement in offense what are you realistic expectations from this upcoming season? The schedule is brutal, it is every year but the more I look at it the more worried I get. Anyways, regardless tailgating will always be fun!
     
  2. mj4cy

    mj4cy Asst. Regional Manager
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    honestly 4-5 wins. If our offense clicks, we might be able to outscore some folks.


    If we can win the turnover battle on the season, get good field position, and score a lot, I see our ceiling around 7 wins.
     
  3. StratCY

    StratCY Active Member

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    I see somewhere in the 4-6 range. Probably closer to 4. I think we win against NDSU, Toledo, WVU, and @KU. Anything on top of that is gravy. Should we pull out out 6 wins and a bowl win to get to 7, it will be Rhoads' best coaching job since hes been at ISU.
     
  4. bigdaddykane

    bigdaddykane Active Member

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    i wouldnt mind a 5-7 season with our defense this year
     
  5. capitalcityguy

    capitalcityguy Well-Known Member

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    Maybe 5 wins, but one of the more enjoyable 5 wins seasons in memory given being able to witness continued improvement with our offense.
     
  6. UNIGuy4Cy

    UNIGuy4Cy Well-Known Member

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    I agree with these and we also beat TCU and Texas Tech.
     
  7. ISUFB

    ISUFB Well-Known Member

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    Not a chance, boy wonder is killing it right now.
     
  8. UNIGuy4Cy

    UNIGuy4Cy Well-Known Member

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    Killing what? Didnt they lose 5 in a row last season? They come to our place, in late November, good luck to them. When was the last time a Texas even played in Ames in late November? He hasnt really done anything to this point.
     
  9. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    Excitement to start the season, shifting to disappointment and regret by late October. 4 wins means I didn't waste my money as long as the tailgating weather is good.
     
  10. Luth4Cy

    Luth4Cy Well-Known Member

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    I put the over/under at five. I expect the offense to be significantly better. Defensive ends won't be great, but should be serviceable. I think if anything the run up the middle will be what kills our defense. If linebackers are improved and if the back up defensive tackles are serviceable the defense may be on par with what Rhoads has had in the past.
     
  11. isuska

    isuska Well-Known Member

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    I agree that TTU will be beatable late in the season at home, they have been terrible the last few years finishing their seasons
     
  12. jcisuclones

    jcisuclones Well-Known Member

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    I'm fully expecting a rebuilding season. I will be satisfied with 5 wins.
     
  13. DarkStar

    DarkStar Active Member

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    14-0


    We are going all the way.

    Airborne!
     
  14. WhatchaGonnaDo

    WhatchaGonnaDo Well-Known Member

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  15. djkent01

    djkent01 Well-Known Member

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    I watched the win over UNI in Jantz's first year, that was a bad team - that somehow managed to get to six wins and the gigantic upset of OSU. I won't be surprised by six wins, but as long as we look decent getting four or five I'll be happy.
     
  16. Luth4Cy

    Luth4Cy Well-Known Member

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    Nothing like judging a team based on one game. Maybe I'll judge this past years basketball team based on the game at West Virginia, or the near loss against UNI at Wells Fargo.
     
  17. CTTB78

    CTTB78 Well-Known Member

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    I'm adding Iowa to win column and hoping for one more (I'll take K-State) to get us to 6 wins.
     
  18. Cyclonepride

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    4-6. IF we improve dramatically on offense and IF our newcomers on defense really put it together fast, I could see the high end of that happening.
     
  19. Haverhill

    Haverhill Well-Known Member

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  20. InAWord

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    4-8. On the bright side I don't have to watch them lose to freaking UNI again. I might still be bitter...
     

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