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    Williams Blog: ISU vs. UNI report card

    My final thoughts on the 27-0 win over Northern Iowa. Enjoy.

    Chris Williams' blog on Iowa State football: ISU/UNI report card | Cyclone Fanatic



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    Re: Williams Blog: ISU vs. UNI report card

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    My final thoughts on the 27-0 win over Northern Iowa. Enjoy.

    Chris Williams' blog on Iowa State football: ISU/UNI report card | Cyclone Fanatic

    "Tiller also ran for 24-yards and a six-yard touchdown."

    A-Rob scored our only offensive TD.


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    Re: Williams Blog: ISU vs. UNI report card

    Do we lead the nation in offensive false starts?

    Looked like we did not miss very many tackles last night.

    Several of Tillers bad passes were deliberately over thrown as a fast defender was chasing him across the field. A pocket passer would have had lots of trouble last night if he had held onto the ball. This is the oline again....hey, we need better blocking and fewer brain cramps. The oline certainly looked better last year with reggie running the show.


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    Re: Williams Blog: ISU vs. UNI report card

    Yes, AA is the problem with the offense.
    Not saying Tiller is the answer though.
    Tiller is an explosive athlete that came in and managed the offense.
    Without necessary reps during the week that's what you want.
    Tiller best chance to play in the NFL is at H-Back.
    For this offense to work our QB needs to hit receivers in position to get RAC.
    AA completions are to receivers under the LBs or heading out of bounds.



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    Re: Williams Blog: ISU vs. UNI report card

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    "Tiller also ran for 24-yards and a six-yard touchdown."

    A-Rob scored our only offensive TD.
    You're right. I wrote that part last night. The initial box score that was sent out gave Tiller the TD for A-Rob. It got screwed up everywhere. Yahoo, ESPN, CBS, Big 12 were all wrong. I'll correct it.



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    The OLine - Conventional wisdom turned on its ear

    (The number "4" . . .)

    IMHO, we fans have it wrong. Dead wrong.

    Seems most of us believe the strongest and deepest areas on the 2010 Cyclone team are: 1) Offensive Line, 2) Wide Receiver.

    These, in fact (an opinion), are the two weakest areas, the OLine the least effective of them all.

    If it's a truism that it all starts up front, we should understand what's happening with the front five. Penalties committed, low rushing numbers, QB pressures. The offensive unit is a poor performer because the OLine is not well suited or not very good for what it is asked to do.

    Blame line coach Bill Bliel? Hardly. The line was better (not great, but at least average) a year ago, and we were singing his praises. Let's see what he can do when the new breed OLinemen take over at Iowa State.

    Within the past 12 months, several times CPR, responding to questions, has stated the OLine is in transition to leaner, more mobile athletes. That implies our current OLine is relatively big, heavy, and immobile. Apparently, the current unit is not well suited to the spread offense.

    A year ago following ISU's matchup with Oklahoma State, CPR offered the Cowboys' OLine as the best we'd face that year and raved about its athleticism and the ability of its guys to run to the flanks and block in space. Our guys physically can't do that. No way. Which limits the tactics we can use offensively to attack any point on the field. Which, conversely, gives the defense an advantage to focus on stopping the few things we do adequately.

    Last year and this season we've been forced to use a power running game more than we might because of the limitations inherent in our OLine. We gotta do what we have a chance to succeed at doing, of course. Can't open up the playbook and rock the defense with variety and rhythm, though, when the OLine is limited in its ability to execute all portions of the playbook.

    Coach Tom Herman inadequate for the job? Hardly proven, since he's handcuffed when it comes to gameplanning and playcalling. More fan conventional wisdom turned on its ear. Give him the tools -- an athletic OLine and receivers with the quickness to create a step of separation in the short yardage game and the hands to catch the ball, and we'll then -- and only then -- see that of which he's made.

    We fans get it wrong so often. When Barney Cotton was the OLine coach here, it was pointed out by those in the know that he was not an experienced zone blocking coach, which he was instructed to run at ISU under DannyMac. Cotton at his hiring was seen as a savior by fans but pretty quickly was considered the devil in disguise when our offense demonstrated it was a sputter-cough-miss unit.

    The associate head coach/offensive line coach at Nebraska today, Barney Cotton is doing just fine, thank you.

    The number "4" . . .

    Only four CPR recruits are starting today on the 2010 ISU team, OT Burris, LB Klein, LB Knott, SS Sims.

    That's one CPR recruit starting on the offensive unit. This unit, in the next two years, will undergo a dramatic overhaul. I'm one fan who understands the entire team is in metamorphosis to what it will become under CPR. The Cyclones are a distance from becoming Paul Rhoad's team.

    CPR recruits on the 2nd unit (9/20 depth chart)

    Offense:

    OT Carter Bykowski
    OT Kyle Lichtenburg
    OG Ethan Tuftee
    OG Jon Caspers (Juco)

    WR Keith Blanton
    WR Albert Gary
    WR Josh Lenz

    Defense:

    CB/LB Jacques Washington
    LB Jeremiah George
    CB Jeremy Reeves

    The young guys are moving up. But, I'll bet this will be a tough year for the Cyclones. Because of the OLine's limited abilities, there's modest room for improved effectiveness here. What improvement the unit does make like will come about from better execution, such as a reduction in penalties.

    If Herman and Bliel are able to do this much, smooth out technique, I'm one fan who will say they're earned their keep. Then, with the season over, I'll say, the future is ours. Can't wait.


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