Sunday, June 28, 2009


As a fan of college football, this situation really misses the point.

Just come right out and say it: we want a pro atmosphere, not a college one.

The point about Thomas is spot on, too. Nice call, Mike.



CC has a nice writeup of Brackin's trip to the World University Games, and I think one part of this trip can't be overlooked.

The team is coached by Bo Ryan, whose style of play Craig should be somewhat familiar with. Hopefully he picks up some skills that will improve his game this winter.

Go Craig!


Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Bill must have some confidence there isn't a talent drop off if he's scheduling the likes of Duke. (cue applause)


update: So it appears it's the laddies who get Duke, not the ladies.

Good thing there are some other winnable games in that trip.


Monday, June 15, 2009


JP got an extension- and the local press is hoping for controversy.

It was a 2 year extension, enough time to see if Rhodes can get things going.

nothing to see here, folks. Move along.


Rhodes Keeps Saying The Right Things

Coach Rhodes just can't stop saying good stuff.

The focus on every high school in Iowa can't be understated. That's where the core of the program has been and always will be.

My favorite quote:

"In recruiting it's not the players that you don't get that hurt you. I can lose five guys to Nebraska and it doesn't matter as long as I get five guys that are as good or can replace those guys," he said. "It's those five guys that I beat Missouri or Kansas on who can't play that destroy a program."

Find guys who can play. Period.


Saturday, June 13, 2009


In light of what has gone down at 'Bama, why would a school not cheat?

Oh, wait. That's from the "It's-OK-If-You-Are-A-Traditional-Power" page of the NCAA manual.

A school like ISU pulls something like that, and they lose 10 schollies or similar.

hat tip- Wiz of Odds


Courage In Scheduling

Bravo to KU for adding some meat in 2010.

The Fighting Manginos must think they can sustain this winning thing.

Here's hoping more schools follow suit.


Floyd Days

Ron Maly actually has some nice things to say about ISU's past, and has a few interesting bits from that time period.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Cost Of Entry

So- the cost of steering a 4 Star stud to your team is only $1000?

By not printing press guides we should be able to 'recruit' about 12 studs.

Get busy, folks!


Saturday, June 06, 2009

Chizik Cheating?

I'm glad Gene "Super Genius" didn't pull anything like this on his stopover in Ames.


Steal This Idea

I've got to like this kind of outside the box thinking.

Now, if one is willing to go on the road for a big payday, why not play somebody you don't normally see?

Regardless, I wonder if Texas or OU would bite at writing a big check to ISU for an extra home game some year they don't appear on the schedule?