To Greg McDermott supporters:
Please give me the name of one current high major MBB coach who has a worse record than McDermott at his current school.
I'm expecting to see McDermott's name at # 1 on the college basketball hot seat when the new rankings come out in the fall. Please tell me who you'd put ahead of him.
Take a look at who is # 1 on the college football hot seat rankings. Tell me how good his recruiting class is for 2010.
Coaches Hot Seat 2010
Well atleast he wont get home sick.
Never know. Clayton Vette was from Waverly and he thought that was too far away.
Isn't Waverly about the same distance from Ames as CR?
Creighton and Albany? Seriously?
Who doesn't want to be a Cyclone??
Lucca Staiger, Marcus Brister, Clinton Mann, Clayton Vette, Wes Eikmeier, Justin Hamilton, All this years McDonalds All-American team, Dominque Buckley, all of next years McDonalds All-American team.....the list goes on.
Wait, maybe all of those guys want to be a Cyclone but they just don't want to play for our current coach. I don't blame them.
I guess it really doesn't matter to you if he is a project or not. You will be gone by the time he takes the court if he comes to ISU. You will cease being A Cyclone fan as soon as Gmac gets the boot after next season.
I'm surprised I have never heard of this guy. Iowa high school basketball is a small world. For most D-I recruits, you have at least heard of them by this point in their careers, such as Marsden, Thompson, Haluska, Horner, Brunner, Gatens, etc.
Hopefully he is just a late bloomer, a la Justin Hamilton. Wait, maybe that's not such a good thing...
I heard all this about Jordan Dykstra.
Remember when we use to recruit against the power schools? That's why all the other big 12 coaches love McD. They don't have to worry about losing anybody to him.
JP, make the decision that has to be made.
It's no wonder why we suck so bad!!!! I do remember when we used to recruit big time players. Adam Koch would get ate alive in an 18 game big 12 season. sorry
2 games stud. And ISU is so good.
I don't think I exaggerate. Why would anyone think that ISU fans wanted them to come and it is a great atmosphere with great fans. Let's see, in the posts getting homesick is discussed, fire the coach, denigrates a good player at UNI that he was compared to, denigrates the coach's recruiting choices (that means the recruit himself also), denigrates the whole program, denigrates former players, and says the recruit is not good enough based on other early offers. That really shows love to the recruit and the program doesn't it?:jimlad: I put jimlad in so that it would be clear.
If i enjoy a restaurants food, service and location I will probably go there even if I don't like there wine list.
If we won games, had a good direction and didn't have the worst coach in any BCS conference, recruits would still come no mater what the message boards say.
People, the fans aren't the problem. ISU BB fans are passionate and knowledgeable, that is a good thing.
I ask you to look at the Jordan Railey thread, our most recent recruit. There are zero direct attacks on the kid. I think for the most part, people remain positive, if you have a couple of people who have criticism, does that outweigh all the positive? So much so that a recruit would actually go to a program that feel is less suited for their game, but who's fans will worship them blindly?
Is there anything wrong with that?
I don't think there are many on here who wants CF to be censored so that nobody can voice their concerns. I (who can only speak for myself) just wish that if a basketball recruit did happen to come on here... they'd see more than just the top 10 basketball theads being transformed to GMAC must be fired threads.
I'd like for them to see how a lot of us are excited and would love to see them play, rather than that many of us will never see them play because we refuse to renew tickets until the coach that they would be committing to is gone.
I'd like for them to read about the new practice facility, I'd like them to leave the site with a good impression of ISU... so maybe they realize ISU may not be so bad of a home for them... rather than thinking that they shouldn't commit because a lot of fans are saying that for the recruit's sake, he better not choose us if he wants to win...
What about your post that Eikmeier was akin to Steph Curry...did that make it so?
My, my...what power the internet has.
Plus, if all of you are so sure that comments on this board have a negative effect on recruits, then explain why Harrison Barnes is not going to be a Cyclone? Up until the day he signed, he received nothing but positive comments, almost to the point of worship in some cases. So, if the message board is so important, shouldn't this board have been able to influence Harrison's decision?
See how ridiculous that sounds? To me, any recruit that would put too much weight behind things said on a message board is probably not worth signing. I think he/she may be lacking the ability to make sound decisions.
I think that CF is going to be one of the best message boards associated with a BCS school that a recruit can find. It is not a pay site. It is not tied to a major recruit rating system. All those are positives.
So a recruit comes on here, and what does he/she see? Thousands of ISU fans......THOUSANDS.......registered on a site and talking about everything under the sun, including both the good and the bad in relation to nearly everything Iowa State. He/she will see a fan base that shows a lot of emotion about a program that is not succeeding. If he/she reads enough of the posts, they will come to the conclusion that all Iowa State fans want is to win.......period.
Now is that really a bad thing for a recruit to see? Wake up!