Re: Fear and Loathing in Iowa City
A couple of quick comments:
Originally Posted by aeroclone
-Our commitment to Chizik in the hiring process to pay for top-notch assistants was critical to landing him...more critical to him than his own pay! I like this because it tells me he wants to have a quality program and win...not just make his money and let the chips fall where they may.
-Just because you haven't heard of the coaches he brought in doesn't mean that they aren't top notch coaches. A few years ago, both Lovie Smith and Urban Meyer were "unknown" assistant coaches.
-I can understand wanting us to get coaches from "big name programs". However, it appears to me that he was looking for coaches that had experience in program building. Heck, UAB didn't even have a D-I program until about 10 years ago. Make no mistake, there is a different type of mindset you have to have at a program in rebuild mode like ISU versus a program at the top like Texas. I think he wanted guys that could deal with the situation at hand.
All that being said, I am putting my confidence in Coach Chizik! I trust his judgment until proven otherwise and my expectations are great...conference championships and BCS bowls! It can be done at ISU!!
I cheer for two teams, Iowa State and whoever is playing the hawkeyes.