Sad to see Mac go, but...
college FB is a tough business, and this years team is a mess with not a great outlook for next year. I think the KU game really sealed the tomb for Mac and his coaches. The Cyclones play was way worse than awful. The team looked unprepared, sloppy, and well, not very well coached. I am sure Mac was working as hard as he could to get ready for this very winnable game, but the end results were not even close. One of the guys that went to the game with me summed it up: "Those Kansas fans have to be stunned at how bad Iowa State is."
I will miss Mac for all the things he did right, and there are plenty of them, but I won't miss most of his game day coaching, the spinning and the play not to loose plan.
Good luck Mac. There are a lot of teams out there that need the disipline, honor and integrity that you bring to the table. Iowa State needs players, wins and mostly hope.
Re: Sad to see Mac go, but...
Good stuff, CyCloned. We do need hope and I think almost any of the candidates being bandied about on this site will give us hope. I think we will be in for a very rough ride next year, but if we get the right guy '08 and '09 could be pretty promising.