The one thing I know about GM, is his ability to get us to lose.
GMAC will be just as juiced up for this game as the Cyclones. A victory is far from certain. I hope our shots fall and we bury them, but there are going to be plenty of games where they don't and the points will have to come from Somewhere, I would guess that will be the Tim Floyd style get the free throw line, but easier said than done
Fwiw (TM), I was a student when Orr was hired, and yes, the fans that were there were jacked to have him, even though his first couple teams were pretty bad.
But even with the Great Orr, there were a lot of nights you could walk up the night of the game and buy a great ticket. I remember some non-conference games when I was in the pep band (we had an awesome drummer, btw) and there was no one in the balcony. No one.
It will take some time build back up, and with expectations low this year, I'm sure there's a lot of wait and see with this team. But if they can smoke Iowa and somehow take out UNI, then people will start noticing. Once the B12 starts I expect the crowds will get better.
Oh, and Fred says this team has a chip on its shoulder, I don't think they're going to let Mac punk them.
GMac cannot actually play....he has to coach his team in the game.
Due to his terrible leadership/coaching ability..I would say we have a pretty good chance to win.
Do you REALLY think GM knows a thing about these kid's strengths, especially DG? If so, why do I not recognize the DG I have seen over the last 3 years? Don't give me the "he's a senior and has played every game since he stepped on the Iowa State campus" or "we haven't played anybody yet" deals either (especially the second one based on your write up).
I contend GM has absolutely no clue as to the strengths of the kids representing Iowa State. He may have an idea to their weaknesses, but only those weaknesses resultant of the 'wild animal caging' that is GM's system.
I firmly believe what you quoted from CFH is simple "coach speak".
Oh, and students, get off your studying ***** and have fun for a couple of hours. Are you going to get in the pants of the chicks who are giving you the stink eye for cheering loudly? No, you're not! Apparently you are too damn busy on a Friday, Sunday or a Wednesday (from what I hear and vaguely remember, those are prime boot knocking days).
Enjoy college. You have the rest of your life to work your *** off. Get to the game! Oh, and if you are just yelling, making a **** ton of noise (nothing extrememly crude), and those hotties in front of you give you a look, yell louder!
I do think that the iowa comparison isn't really valid. Farmers that have season tickets there are missing games at the same rate. Iowa just has more fans to snap up those tickets when they aren't being used. There's just more demand due to iowa's historical and recent success. Don't get me started on why any farmer is an iowa fan...