I can't believe Marty has been wrong this whole time!!! It has been the other Stoops that we are going to get!!
Bob welcome to the Cyclone family
Interesting he gives up today, I wonder if he was told not to talk anymore because we have someone. :biggrin:
Right, it's not really about the gotcha - as much as keeping his key targets under wraps. Can't have info getting leaked and either the guy bailing or fans of that school going nuts - prompting an extension.
And, Pollard is smart, he loves ISU being talked about day in and day out.
Hawk fans gotta be upset that this search has totally upstaged their bowl game. Really...who's talking about that bowl game? Not even the 2pm slot on KXNO is paying a ton of attention for it. Anything sports in Iowa is #1 ISU FB, everything else is a distant 2nd.
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I think most of us figured Stoops wasn't the guy.
Marty could very well be getting played by his source. But ouside of Patterson (and Gill) I would still like to see Stoops as our next head coach. Calhoun would be another good one, but the Stoops name gives us a lot of cred when recruiting the Big 12 area, Iowa, and even Ohio as I believe his family is from Youngstown. I'm sure he's also well connected in Arizona and California, so he's got most of the football hotbeds covered. He's competed and is having success this year as a BCS head coach. Everybody went ga ga over Chiz because he was d-coordinator at national champion Texas, but Stoops was d-coordinator at national champion Oklahoma and has some BCS head coaching experience to boot. Now I hope I'm knocked off my chair and Patterson is named our new head coach, but after him Stoops makes the most sense imo.
I would almost bet that Jamie works with a couple big donors to feed the media crap. I'm sure he knows that Marty will blab it around and send them in the wrong direction. Good job motor mouth!
For a bit, I even wondered if Marty was in on all this. The only thing bigger to him than breaking the story, would have been helping Pollard with the smoke screen.
But then, I was reminded - no...that simply could not be possible. ;)