CF is probably the quickest and easiest way to get info about ISU athletics. It also has the most volume of opinions.
Speaking with the coach... you're going to get exactly what you expect to get. You'll get some negative insight about our program from coaches recruiting against us probably... but where does the recruit confirm this stuff?
Does he go door to door in Ames asking for people's opinions? No.
Does he subscribe to the local newspaper? No.
Does he research on the Web? Yes.
CF is going to be at the top of the list of discussions involving his name as it relates to ISU... and the state of the program he is considering joining.
You have every right to beleive that what is said on here has little to no effect. But I bet if we made a poll. The number of us who feel that it does hurt ISU to have so many negative comments... I think it would surprise those on the other side of the fense.
All they have to do is look at coaching records in wickipedia:
Greg McDermott not winning games is hurting our recruiting. Don't blame it on message board posters.
It is about winning four a year in conference and unable to play in a tournament, any tournament. It is about losing so many kids after two years in the door. It is about four years of same results. It is about the expected upgrade to Wayneball. It is what is expected in future years of Gregball. It is just about Greg not proving himself in the Big 12. He has been given a full chance.
Looking forward to CFH magic for the next bball season, Georges style.
Not that I'll add much to this...but...the idea that this message board is hurting our recruiting chances is moronic.
The idea that recruits somehow overlook the 4 year history of suck we've put on the court. Then overlook all the transfers. Then after that they overlook our record in and out of the Big 12. Then, just as they are ready to commit they google Cyclone Athletics and stumble upon CF and read a few posts...then say..."holy crap that was close! I almost committed to ISU and their program is a mess! Thankfully I found out the truth on CF before I signed the LOI!"
Our recruiting problems are EXACTLY why programs fire coaches in this situation. Right or wrong the reality is that you have a limited amount of time in ANY JOB to prove you can perform. There are no sales reps out there with 12 years at a company when they've never met a quota.
I cheer for two teams, Iowa State and whoever is playing the hawkeyes.
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