I do feel sorry for Cole but the reality of it is ISU has been a bottom dweller for decades. Unfortunately, the level of talent we have brought in has been subpar with the rest of our conference. This definitely goes for Football and probably Baseball. The statement about 380,000 will graduate in something other than athletics is spot on, however those 380,000 didn't have tuition, room & board and books paid for by their universities. Those that did have scholarships had to meet certain performance levels, i.e. GPA. Athletic scholarships come with that same type of expectations but it is performance in the playing field. Nobody is taking away the opportunity for him to get an education. He is a student and I assume is/will be academically eligible for classes next year and the year after. He can graduate with the rest of the 380,000 unfortunately just not on ISU's dime.Coach Mac has run off his first recruit and now Cole. I can't wait to cheer for someone else. :naughty: 380,000 will graduate in something other than athletics. Hey coach, Bassett is still available, seams to me he is your kind of guy.
Strange, you seem to be forgetting that another member of that all-freshman team responded to the coaching change pretty well. So I'd say that Cole had the chance to prove himself.Like I said "All-Freshman" team. You, KMac and Bassett will make great bed fellows.