If you guys truly believe this website is resonsible when Greg misses on a recruit, then you must also believe it is responsible when CPR lands a recruit. Because, while we are all negative about our basketball program at this point, we are the most overwhelmingly positive and excited fanbase of any team who has gone 6-6 in the history of football.
Personally, I think its ridiculous to blame a coach's (coming off 4 losing seasons with consistene excessive player turnover) recruiting problems on a website, but if you truly blame this website for Gmac's poor recruiting, then you must also credit it for CPR's recruiting success. Or else you are just being inconsistent in your beliefs and/or looking for yet another excuse to give Greg.
Comparing meltdowns on an ISU board with KU or NC is not the same thing. A recruit will go to NC or KU regardless. The same does not hold for ISU.
Didn't Mark Twain once say loyalty to your country always, loyalty to your government when it deserves it. The same can be said of University and athletics. If you can convince me that McD would still be here, if he were a BVD hire, maybe I'll stop calling for his firing.
The odds of his success (aka post season) is between 0 and 5%. Those are the same odds of his returning the following year. Would you sign to play for an unknown coach when you have stable programs offering you?
The recruiting issue has nothing to do with these boards. You people give too much credit to yourselves. I don't think a recruit cares what people here think. They want to play where they like the coach, can get playing time, and have a chance to win.
ya but who cares about Otto Oseniekalitis? :jimlad:
We are headed in the Right direction so who cares about this guy...Minnesota....Florida?????????..bunch of losers they are...
We are gonna win 25 games next year because we are headed in the right direction...no player turmoil...2 NBA players...Great coaching...assistants are here...i'm on the GMAC train4 life :jimlad:
Recruits know that no matter what, KU and North Carolina will always have the history and prestige... ISU on the other hand, does not have the luxury, when we are going up against 5 school similiar to us, and our board is spewing hate, i know, if I was their parent, i'd be hestitant to have my child go to such a hate filled area (all things being equal) --- cause no matter what, we can't rely on our past prestige, like a KU and North Carolina can, we are 'just' trying to complete with other 'middle of the pack' schools.. does any one see the difference??
If not for these boards, a recruit would here from the people they meet and players they meet, not a small, but vocal group of negative posters...
btw - it is EASY to spew hate and negativity on a message board..
much harder to have a rational debate.
We live in a world where if it makes you feel better...just fire away! Damn the consequences. You know darn well we have a ton of "fans" on this site cheering for a complete destruction of the program so they can all feel vindicated. "Hey, I was right! Greg's a loser!!"
But my all-time favorite is the "other websites are worse than ours" approach. Right, that's like saying my coworkers are all acting like ***** so I will too!. How stupid. I don't care what KU's website is saying. Frankly, the fact that KU and UNC was upset at anything should just go to show if you're THAT upset about something...put the keyboard down! All you do is make yourself look foolish.