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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Sorry to see him go

Iowa State coach Dan McCarney resigned today. Most folks around here probably didn't hear the news. Most probably didn't give it a second thought.

But to those of us in the media who have covered McCarney's teams in the Independence Bowl, it was a sad day to see him step down.

Yes, McCarney carried some baggage from years gone by. But the guy was one of the most upbeat, optimistic coaches to ever coach in the I-Bowl. He was a friend to the bowl game and you could tell he truly appreciated having his team here.

He lost a heartbreaker to Alabama and then got the Big 12 its first I-Bowl win over Miami of Ohio.

For his sake, let's hope McCarney lands on his feet.


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