it is a little harsh but its true. Alot of walk-ons end up making a difference on the team. I don't see alot of guys at Iowa that are walk-ons making a difference like they do at iowa state. Iowa gets the better recruits but the only reason we compete year to year is because our strength coach puts us in a position to get solid players out there
i dont think you really have a clue. Iowa state isnt getting top recruits. We are getting the good iowa kids and the florida and texas leftovers. Look at our top two players (blythe, meyer). They had a whopping three scholarship offers between the two of them out of high school. Half of the kids we get probably wouldn't play at drake. McGettigan puts the best possible product out on the field. The o-line struggles because we run 15 yard routes, have no blocking back in the back field, and other teams do that blitz thing from time to time because we have a 3rd and 8+ at least 7-10 times a game. The strength coach doesn't coach football
First off be careful what you say around here. Maybe he has a clue, but it just differs from yours.
Secondly, if you are a fan of this team, then dont put them down on their athletic ability. Meyer and Blythe may have had only three schoolarship offers, but if I am not mistaken they are probably one of the best at their postion in the country. Meyer was predicted to be All Big 12 QB. Blythe, one of the best WR's in the nation. I say we got some excellant players even if they only had those offers. You dont need 20 offers to be a great player.
I agree, none of these players would play at drake, because they are better athletes than that. Not knocking on Drake football, but they do get most of the players that dont get offers to play for their school. But even some of those players could be better than the ones that do get offers.
If we didnt get good players, didnt have deceant coaching, and a program that could put together a winning program, then we wouldnt be on National TV. We wouldnt have beaten Iowa 5 straight years. We wouldnt have players playing and even starting in the NFL.
So again, watch what you say.
"You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace." -- Ernie Banks
Mike and Matt are both great guys (having worked with them in the Athletic Department). Unless things have changed since my time at ISU, Matt was dedicated full time to the strength and conditioning of the football team. Mike was dedicated to the football team as well, but his responsibilities may have increased with his tenure there.
I think loosing either one or both coordinators would be a tremendous setback for the future football staff. They provide a link for the players already in the program. They both have one national awards specific to their profession. ISU, under Mike, (believe this or not) was one of the first programs to utilize digital videography for producing videos for the football program (back when Gigabytes of data was a costly idea).
I congratulate Coach Mac and the entire ISU football family in its victory over Mizzo today.
Keep in mind that the coaches can provide the facilities and try to keep you involved with your goals. However, it takes the kid to attain them. The strength coach is a blessing to ISU. To lose him would be a tremendous setback. He was the epitome of living by example. Some kids understand the context of sacrifice, some do not.
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