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Five minutes with Coach Otz: Season-opener preview

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After an exhibition victory over Minnesota, the Cyclones will open the 2012-13 season with a home contest vs. Southern on Friday night. 

To look back at hot topics from the exhibition and ahead to Friday’s opener, I recently sat down with Iowa State’s associate head coach T.J. Otzelberger. Enjoy this Cyclone Fanatic exclusive. 

Chris Williams

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Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old CycloneNation.com (Scout.com). He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, CycloneReport.com and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.