Rhoads is fine but is clear we need to change our bowl preparation and replace our O-line and OC at the very least.
This thread is very bad.
Its a football game you win some you lose some life goes on, Paul will make the right adjustments.
Male Bovine Feces. I loved him at the time, but McCarney built a house of cards. His 2 best seasons (00 & 01) we had the HUGE advantage of not playing Texas or Oklahoma who were the top of the big 12 at the time. Then, 04 & 05, when we made a run at the north division title...no Texas, no Oklahoma. That was when the north was becoming known as the Big 12 light. CPR has to take on the best of the Big 12 every year, because we play them all. When DMAC had to do that, we had 'average' years. Plus we have 9 conference games.
i didnt see anything wrong with rhoads' coaching today. he had every right to rip into laing. a fifth year senior doing something stoopid like that when we held to a fg attempt and he gives them a first down. he deserved to get yelled at. its a bowl game! the things i had the most problems with were our tackling and offensive play calling. it's pretty easy for ANYONE to beat us by simply watching our game film and seeing how predictable on offense. i was watching the game with my brother and would tell him what play was going to be called based off of the formation. i was right on about 90% of the plays. when a fan sitting on a couch knows what play is coming you better believe damn well that the opposing defense knows. it's patchetic! get rid of messingham and get someone in there who can bring some creativity to the table
The offense looks like some high school student sat on the pot and designed plays in his spare time for playbook use. These cannot be ex MENSA plays.
No doubt that was a complete fail of a coaching effort today. However, you are talking about a guy who have put together 4 very solid years in a row and three bowl appearances ... an easy 5 yard overthrown pass from four in a row... How many bowls has Iowa State played in its history? Not that many. I like the chances of our team improving. It was so painful to watch this team fold today but you have to think that in a conference with 9 out of 10 bowl teams this is not so bad. Only three teams that they played all year didn't go to a bowl and Iowa just simpl wet the bed this year at the end of the season. I was very upset after the game but now upon reflection I see a lot of promise. I also don't understand why there is a QB controversy. Richardson did not have a bad day. Our team had a bad day.