We’re still headed up the I-5 from his championship football game and just heard from Steele. He accepted a full-ride scholarship with Iowa St. in the Big 12, a deal he’d been quietly mulling.
I’ve been tallking up the offer and the school for weeks. “The real deal,” I kept repeating, not just a football mill.
Steele has an excellent shot at the starting QB spot, the reason that he was recruited. He is expected to sign this week,
The Cyclones team was 5-7 last year and wants to turn it around, Texas and Oklahoma are on next year’s schedule.
“A title in exchange for an education” was what Steele and the coach discussed.
The head coach has been to NC to visit his parents, and Steele has been back there. We’ll go back to help get him settled and support him in the New Year.
ISU has solid academics, including the best creative writing program around.
The victories of Terry Lamphier, Greg Diaz and Tina Vernon in local elections since this summer continue to show that we are becoming more “purple” than “red” in our county politics. The local CABPRO/tea party candidates lost.
Our most conservative supervisor was replaced by the most liberal one. I’m confident he’ll work well with the others, however.
The results of this year’s election is a trend, not a fluke.
Here’s more proof of our “purple” politics — the 4th district Congress campaign. Though GOPer Tom McClintock won, Ben Emery received the second-highest vote total in the nation for a third-party candidate.
“On November 2, 2010 our campaign received the second highest vote total in the nation for third party candidates running against a Republican and a Democrat.,” said Emery. “We received 22,179 votes with 7.29 percent of the vote. Our strongest percentage county was our home county of Nevada with 12 percent.”
Last time around, Democrat Charlie Brown beat McClintock in our county.
Some of our longtime politicians, civic and business leaders still seem to be caught in a time warp when it comes to identifying the changes that are afoot.
It would seem prudent and pragmatic to embrace them rather than remain stuck in the past.