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 Post subject: Re: Hey IA
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:59 am 
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part of me hopes that ISU hires Gill; that he is successful in 11 of 12 games every year and that Iowans support him. I'm still embarrassed at the way Raveling was treated by some Hawkeye faithful after he was hired to replace Lute Olson. I would welcome an African American coach becoming successful and popular within the border.

I agree with other posters . . . if successful . . . Gill will likely use ISU as a stepping stone to bigger programs. A very successful personable African American coach will climb the coaching ranks quickly.


Gill, as you may know by now, signed a three-year extension with the University of Buffalo on Tuesday. Doesn't mean he'll serve it out, but for the time being Iowa State apparently will have to look elsewhere for a new head coach.

As a Penn State alum and huge Nittany Lion fan, I'd hate to lose defensive coordinator Tom Bradley. But since Joe Paterno has just agreed to a new three-year contract, Bradley once again is going to have to wait for a head coaching shot there. He has turned down opportunities to interview at other schools; maybe now he'd be receptive. He certainly has superb connections at the best high school programs in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, and Virginia, states that ISU presumably makes little or no effort to recruit.

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 Post subject: Re: Hey IA
PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:21 pm 
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I'm reading some internet speculation that Mike Stoops may be under consideration. If that happens, I would not be surprised (pure speculation on my part) if Chuck Long isn't considered by Stoops as an OC. I really can't comment on whether Stoops is a solid game coach but it would be a very bitter pill for me to swallow if I have to watch two of my favorite former Hawkeyes roaming the sidelines at Jack Trice Field. The very idea of Chuck Long wearing cardinal and gold with an ISU logo on it . . . freaking blasphemy!!! :shock:

Imagine if Dwayne Crutchfield or Troy Davis coached the Hawkeyes to a Big 10 Championship. Or if Dan Gable ended up coaching Iowa to multiple national championships . . . oh, wait . . . that one doesn't work . . . :)

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 Post subject: Re: Hey IA
PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:13 pm 
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What is it with ISU/Iowa swapping universities? Dan Gable wrestles at ISU and coaches at Iowa (how did that work for ya??)...Dan McCarney plays at Iowa and coaches at ISU (worked out well for ISU)...and now Stoops...

Stoops is certainly the hot name for ISU right now but we'll see. You bring up a good point about Long, I didn't even think about that.

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 Post subject: Re: Hey IA
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:31 pm 
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Paul Rhodes is your new man. Ironically, the D-coordinator from Auburn and at one time Pitt. (Very much hated by Pitt fans)

Good Luck!

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