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Barnett to Iowa State?

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  1. NYbuffDIEHARD

    NYbuffDIEHARD Active Member

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    Just heard on Rivals Radio that our old friend Gary Barnett is a distinct possibility for the head coaching spot at Iowa State. Wow this would be very interesting.
     
  2. leftybuff

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    Re: Barnett to Iowa State

    Discussed elsewhere on the board. Others observing the fact he would be reunited with Bitsy "you know, that term of endearment" Hoffman who is now Provost of Old Boy Club Prevention at ISU.
     
  3. CarolinaBuff

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    Re: Barnett to Iowa State

    How ironic would that be. :lol:
     
  4. Bali Buff

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    That there is the kiss of death on the deal. Bitsy would quash any talks with Barnett.

    I believe the Philip Fulmer to ISU as reported on another site more then Barnett to ISU.
     
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    Barnett doesn't have the recruiting gumption to get that program turned around.
     
  6. SkiTownUSA

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    Hookers, booze and more hookers. He'll be fine. :thumbsup:
     
  7. MontanaBuff

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    First Snyder, now Barnett? What is this - old home week?

    What's next? Callahan back to Nebraska? On second thought .....
    Bring on Gary! :drink2:

    :gobuffs:
     
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    That would ****ing rock.
     
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    I don't think it will happen, but I would be all for it. Beating Barnett on an annual basis? It would be a delight.

    "Katie was not only a girl, she was terrible. OK?"
     
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    Re: Barnett to Iowa State

    Would be shocked, the man is still a pariah.
     
  12. sackman

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    Re: Barnett to Iowa State

    Aside from the fact that he'd be back with Bitsy, an additional piece of irony would be that he'd be coaching in the very spot where his career at CU was murdered.
     
  13. Crash Davis

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    Re: Barnett to Iowa State

    I think ISU could do a lot worse, and GB wouldn't necessarily have to be a lights out recruiter. It could be the ideal job for him in a lot of ways. He wouldn't have to spend time chasing 4's and 5's since ISU doesn't get those players anyway.

    IMO, Barnett's strength as a coach is the ability to take "average" players and meld them to his system and get them to play fairly well together. He wouldn't win any Big 12 championships at ISU, but he could make them the kind of team that would be a thorn in everyone else's side, and in Ames if you win 7 or 8 a year you'll keep the locals happy for quite awhile.
     
  14. calibuff81

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    7 or 8 games a year would make them happy for a very long while. They'd probably crown you king there.
     
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    7-8 wins for the Buffs this year would have made me happy. :cry:
     
  16. MSBuff

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    After a very few years of 7 or 8 my guess is they will want more.
     
  17. Crash Davis

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    McCarney lasted 12 years and only had 4 winning seasons, three of which were 7-5.

    I'm sure they'd get tired of GB eventually, but there's no reason he couldn't have a 5 or 6 year run there, by which time he'll probably be ready to retire anyway.
     
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    F*&k that!!!!! :huh:
     
  19. The Fusker

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    Only if his boyfriend Steve Pederson were still at the university. Bill Callahan has effectively been buried in effigy across Nebraska.

    Fulmer to ISU? I don't know how that would turn out. Maybe his recruiting could turn it around...but I don't think anyone can deal with that mess up in Ames.
     
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    Don't think that Barnett would be interested.

    Personally I think that ISU is a graveyard for coaches unless they pump more money into the program.

    On the plus side, ISU admissions policies are a lot looser than some other schools.
     
  21. Idot Buff

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    Re: Barnett to Iowa State

    Think so? I thought he was still on life support until the Big 12 Championship game....
     
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    Re: Barnett to Iowa State

    Fixed.
     
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    :nod:
     
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    Re: Barnett to Iowa State

    not to speak for sacky but, i think his point was, that is where his demise as CU's head coach began. prior to the ISU game the Buffs were 7-2 with two games left to play. ISU was more than a winnable game as was knu. its then followed up by the 30-3 beating by knu at home. then the BXII CG.

    now, you are probably right. had he won the B12CG, he would have lasted but, that was a long shot at best and everyone knew that. had CU beaten ISU and knu and finished 9-2, my guess is that there would have never been a 70-3, still a loss, and GB would have lasted another year. the Buffs would have gotten a fairly good bowl bid and that would have helped too.

    no matter. the cold he caught that led to his death as CU's head coach was caught vs ISU.
     
  25. Idot Buff

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    You are right....I remember the pain of that game very well...I think...was it not delayed because of weather?
     
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    that im not sure of. i remember talking to lb about the weather at an ISU game on this board but, im not sure what year that was. it may have been the same year.

    maybe lb will remember...
     
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    I do know that the game was not on national TV, because I remember swearing profusely at my computer....I guess that is better than the crying during the Nebraska and Texas games in the following weeks....
     
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    Yes, there were warnings of tornados and I was watching the game at a restaurant in Fort Collins with some friends and we just got hassled by CSU fans and **** and we ended up leaving and it was all downhill from there and I vividly remember Klatts interception on a screen pass to a Dlineman that went for 6 to seal the deal
     
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    I seem to remember lightening in the area as well. And Watson's scripting of plays - bad wind in the stadium but he won't change the 1st play from scrimmage - a lob pass to a receiver running straight up the sidelines. :bang::bang: I had a feeling we were in trouble from the git-go.
     
  30. sackman

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    I went to the game. CU had about a hundred chances to win, and pissed every last one of them away. There were tornadoes that went right through town about an hour and a half before kickoff, so the game was delayed about 45 minutes until the cell moved past. It was an intensely frustrating game to watch. No way we should have lost.
     

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