One part of a winning team is having confidence and believing you can and will beat whoever you're playing that night.
ISU's better teams had that confidence that no one was going to push them around. They didn't care about whatever name was on the other team's jersey, they felt they were going to win.
I have no problem with that, and I love that Royce believes it.
Of course they'll have to prove it to the fans who think ISU is going to be a bottom feeder forever. Everyone knows we've endured a lot of losing and mediocre play the last several years, and even Brackins and Glistrap on the roster McD still managed to blow it.
But next year will be different. ISU has to have the world's largest reserve of karma pay-back, so there's nothing wrong with having high expectations. Try it. You might like it. Beats the heck out of expecting the worst all the time.
Very true. I personally think the Big 12 will be down.
Texas Tech is gonna struggle
OU is gonna struggle
KSU is losing Pullen (basically their team), and Kelly
OSU is losing Moses, but is getting one of the best recruits in the nation
Baylor is losing Dunn and Jones. Has some top recruits, but Baylor's freshman haven't been Beasley or Durant good, which they'll need from those guys
A&M will be pretty good, but not overwhelming
Texas, who knows who is gonna return. They have a lot of NBA prospects
Mizzou will be pretty good. They might actually get their top recruit from last year to play.
KU is always good, but they might be losing a lot off their team. Only recruit so far is Nadiir Tharpe (who will be a pain in the ***), but he isn't enough to make up for the whole team.
We picked a good year to load up.
OU will be better next year. They lose Cade Davis and that's it.
3 issues that could really determine our success next season.
1. Can they play together and not as a group of stars.
2. Can they stay out of trouble.
3. Can they put the end of games from this year in the past and win the close games.
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