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BallwinBird2012
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Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:59 pm

TIMMY wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:27 pm
BallwinBird2012 wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:20 pm
fourthandshort wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:17 am


agree with your point about playing before half empty stadiums .. so this is why I liked the ideas posted about temporary constructions in south end zone, just for big event games. Idea being to see if we can build the base to 15k+ for big games with a break even minimal investment. This would then be justification to donors to start working on Hancock 3.0.

But I would rather see the IPF first .. that will help team immediately .. both with recruitment and much better practice options during winter and inclement weather.
Also not a huge fan of half empty stadiums. Watched a little of South Dakota State's game this past weekend. It's about the third or fourth time I've watched one of their games since they opened their new stadium, and each game the stadium had entire sections completely empty. It's a beautiful stadium, but looks REALLY bad on them.
No stadium looks good empty. I'd trade stadiums with the Bunnies in a second. I don't care how many empty seats they have. That place is gorgeous.
Agree that their place is awesome. Still don't know that I'd trade with them though if I knew we wouldn't be able to sell out on a somewhat regular basis. To be fair, I don't know what their attendance #s are (nor do I care enough to look them up). Maybe they usually sell the place out and I've just seen the 4-5 times that they haven't.

Personally though, I'd rather have the really nice but slightly more "intimate" stadium that sells out most every week than a half empty Taj Mahal. IMO, it just creates a bad image for the program/university.

Now, their other facilities (weight room, indoor facility, locker rooms, etc...), I'd trade ours with theirs in a heartbeat. I'd also trade for their current standing in the playoffs...

varedbird
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Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:47 pm

Offseason wish list.....
For a young Bruner, a young Dalton Keene, a young N Palmer and a young Shelby Harris to walk into redbirdland!

TheTruth
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Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:59 pm

Birdfan 4Life wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:01 pm
I would prefer aggressive fundraising/plans/sketches/“no gift is to small” approach blasted to ALL sports supporters about the IPF potential!

A video from greats Doug Collins, DA Weibring, Boomer Grigsby, Laurent Robinson, Cam Meredith, Nate Palmer, Shelby Harris, Neil Cotts, Paul DeJong, Brock Stewart, Christian Goy, Tim Glover, and on and on saying The Time Is Now for former Athletes and Fans to leave their mark for future Athletic success!
The fact that there is not something like this running on a near constant loop on the video boards in RA or the signage on Main is extremely questionable. Hell, an "ask" for the IPF is not even on the opening page of goredbirds.com. Who is running this dept?

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TIMMY
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Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:16 am

TheTruth wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:59 pm
Birdfan 4Life wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:01 pm
I would prefer aggressive fundraising/plans/sketches/“no gift is to small” approach blasted to ALL sports supporters about the IPF potential!

A video from greats Doug Collins, DA Weibring, Boomer Grigsby, Laurent Robinson, Cam Meredith, Nate Palmer, Shelby Harris, Neil Cotts, Paul DeJong, Brock Stewart, Christian Goy, Tim Glover, and on and on saying The Time Is Now for former Athletes and Fans to leave their mark for future Athletic success!
The fact that there is not something like this running on a near constant loop on the video boards in RA or the signage on Main is extremely questionable. Hell, an "ask" for the IPF is not even on the opening page of goredbirds.com. Who is running this dept?
We really could use an athletic director.
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TheTruth
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Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:34 pm

TIMMY wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:16 am
We really could use an athletic director.
We certainly could. To be honest, there should probably be a near complete purge of the athletic dept administrators. There needs to be a new mindset instilled in that dept.

BallwinBird2012
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Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:45 pm

TheTruth wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:59 pm
Birdfan 4Life wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:01 pm
I would prefer aggressive fundraising/plans/sketches/“no gift is to small” approach blasted to ALL sports supporters about the IPF potential!

A video from greats Doug Collins, DA Weibring, Boomer Grigsby, Laurent Robinson, Cam Meredith, Nate Palmer, Shelby Harris, Neil Cotts, Paul DeJong, Brock Stewart, Christian Goy, Tim Glover, and on and on saying The Time Is Now for former Athletes and Fans to leave their mark for future Athletic success!
The fact that there is not something like this running on a near constant loop on the video boards in RA or the signage on Main is extremely questionable. Hell, an "ask" for the IPF is not even on the opening page of goredbirds.com. Who is running this dept?
Maybe I've lowered my expectations, but I'd seriously settle for them to just release some legitimate renderings of a planned IPF. Maybe even a rough, general timeline??? Just show people with $$$ that you have an ACTUAL plan.

ChiRedbirdfan
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Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:25 pm

TIMMY wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:16 am
TheTruth wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:59 pm
Birdfan 4Life wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:01 pm
I would prefer aggressive fundraising/plans/sketches/“no gift is to small” approach blasted to ALL sports supporters about the IPF potential!

A video from greats Doug Collins, DA Weibring, Boomer Grigsby, Laurent Robinson, Cam Meredith, Nate Palmer, Shelby Harris, Neil Cotts, Paul DeJong, Brock Stewart, Christian Goy, Tim Glover, and on and on saying The Time Is Now for former Athletes and Fans to leave their mark for future Athletic success!
The fact that there is not something like this running on a near constant loop on the video boards in RA or the signage on Main is extremely questionable. Hell, an "ask" for the IPF is not even on the opening page of goredbirds.com. Who is running this dept?
We really could use an athletic director.
:text-+1:
....and preferably one that does not run the athletic department like he is Jed and the Beverly Hillbillies.

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TIMMY
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Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:35 pm

TheTruth wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:34 pm
TIMMY wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:16 am
We really could use an athletic director.
We certainly could. To be honest, there should probably be a near complete purge of the athletic dept administrators. There needs to be a new mindset instilled in that dept.
Justin Sell AD South Dakota State. Steal Him!!!!! Seriously.
Unbelievable what they have done in 10ish years since becoming D1.
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:42 am

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Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:44 am

dismissed WR Stepherson had 3 strikes we know of per this article ... misdemeanor marijuana charges and shoplifting .. not sure if he plead the charges down .. and then an undisclosed team violation causing him to be suspended for 4 games. If there are 3 strikes, there are very likely more incidents. The marijuana charge is one thing, but shoplifting is always a sign of trouble, and then the 4 game suspension had to be something significant.

My gut says, stay away from the WR. We don't need any RBs .. so why would either of them come to ISU. They say very little about the DT .. so maybe that one is of interest.

JR DT Brandon Tiassum is 6'4" 305 lbs from Indianapolis has played very little in his 3 years. They say nothing about what he did. The way Kelly talked about in summer .. he was considered a project and maybe it just wasn't working out.

We should look at him hard .. he's got 2 years left and we're thin at proven DTs.

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McHalesNavy
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Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:37 pm

This would be a VERY long shot, but if we want a QB and WR combo, University of Hawai'i just had two starters transfer out. First is QB Dru Brown and second is WR Dylan Collie. I'm a UH football fan and loved what I saw from Dru Brown in his 2016-2017 season in terms of his ability to gun the ball accurately and use his feet to gain yards when the pocket broke. I think he could thrive in the MVC and help us with our passing game. On the other end of that was one of his favorite receivers, Collie. Collie caught 118 passes for 1,300 yards and nine touchdowns in three years in the Mountain West. It's a long shot since both are California kids, but both would be nice additions and bolster our current line up. Unlikely, but as a UH fan, I wouldn't mind either or both setting up shop in Normal for a year.
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