Oklahoman Modified: July 28, 2009 at 8:39 am •  Published: July 28, 2009
think that vision takes place one day at a time and one season at a time and certainly has no win-loss expectations that are placed upon it from day one.” — Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads

→Reality check: Good thing the Cyclones’ new coach is in no hurry. It’s best to take it "sloooooooow” in Ames. As for a wins and losses, we’re guessing a 3-9 overall record with zero Big 12 victories.

Texas A&M
→What they said: "I think the biggest improvement I’ve seen is in the most important room on campus in my mind, is in our locker room. I see a greater chemistry, a brotherhood, so to speak, a unity on being on a mission all together.” — Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman

→Reality check: Chemistry, brotherhood and unity are great commodities, but so is talent. The Aggies stink, and they play in the Big 12 South. That’s a mission no team wants. Good news: A&M gets to play Iowa State in College Station. It will be the only conference game the Aggies win.

Compiled by John Rohde

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