The last week of the college
football regular season is here, but not with a lot of distractions and sadness
coming out of
1. Coach Mac
The first reason that Cyclone fans
should pack Jack Trice Stadium is for the man, Dan McCarney. There are a lot of negative fans out
there, and fans that are glad to see him gone. Everyone is entitled their own opinion,
but personally, we are losing a hell of a coach. So why come to support the 3-8
Cyclones? Well, Coach McCarney has
done so much for
The players need Cyclone fans'
support in the finale against
3. Continued Support
I will make this one short and sweet. Cyclone fans need to be true fans and come out and get after it tailgating week in and week out; rain, shine, sleet, snow, tornados, wins, or losses. Cyclone Fans need to build a community of fans…fans that rally around their team. I have learned that being a fan is my personal escape from my work week. I have looked forward to each week, like many people do. Continued support to the program is the biggest attribute fans can give an athletic program outside of funds.
4. Assistant Coaches
These guys deserve a lot of credit for their hard work too. Many people don't realize how much time, effort, and commitment it takes to be an assistant coach. Not only are you a coach, but you are a mentor for your players all the time, as well as you are a dad, father, husband, etc. These coaches work their butts off to prepare 18-22 year olds 350+ days of the year. Long hours, criticism, wins, losses, etc. They deserve a ton of credit for their efforts.
5. Cyclone Family
I hear a lot of fans always talking about being a Cyclone Family. A family is very supportive through the good times and the bad times. I don't see a lot of support from the Cyclone fans as a whole. You want to build something special? You want to be part of something special? The answer is to show up week in and week out, no matter how the season is going. That is how you build a "true" fan base. That is why the Cyclone Family has to pack Jack Trice Stadium…to show everyone what being a Cyclone is all about. To show the coaches and players you appreciate their efforts.