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    Ben Bruns: Mission Statement

    This is probably my favorite blog that Ben has ever written for us. Perfect words at the perfect time. Enjoy.

    Iowa State Football: Ben Bruns' mission statement | Cyclone Fanatic



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    Re: Ben Bruns: Mission Statement

    Now that is what it means to be a CYCLONE!!!



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    Re: Ben Bruns: Mission Statement

    Great read. Hopefully that will get some people of the ledge. Nobody said it would be easy.



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    Re: Ben Bruns: Mission Statement

    Great one by Brunsy. Agree that we are missing Frere and Lyle terribly.



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    Re: Ben Bruns: Mission Statement

    Excellent, excellent read.



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    Re: Ben Bruns: Mission Statement

    I hope the players get a chance to read this. No doubt the coaching staff is trying to impart the central thesis of this which is; ISU cannot control the talent or strength of other teams but they CAN control their own attention to detail. They can (and must) play mistake free and they can (and must) decide to be the hardest working team in the Big 12.


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    Re: Ben Bruns: Mission Statement

    well, they have to cover so long they’re being scouted by the cross country team.
    I disagree with this. OU QB was doing 3 step drops and hammering the wide receiver screen all day on us. They had to cover for .05 seconds. Problem was they were playing 10 yards back. OTherwise good column.


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    Re: Ben Bruns: Mission Statement

    I would love to be a fly on the wall in those coaches meetings after they broke down tape on OU and tried to decide where we could align our relative strengths with there relative, ahemm weaknesses.



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    Re: Ben Bruns: Mission Statement

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    I disagree with this. OU QB was doing 3 step drops and hammering the wide receiver screen all day on us. They had to cover for .05 seconds. Problem was they were playing 10 yards back. OTherwise good column.
    What is your best guess of what would happened had our defensive backs played more press coverage?

    Point being that it is a risk/reward decision and not just a cut and dry "why don't you defend them closer to the line" talk.




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    Re: Ben Bruns: Mission Statement

    Quote Originally Posted by khaal53 View Post
    What is your best guess of what would happened had our defensive backs played more press coverage?

    Point being that it is a risk/reward decision and not just a cut and dry "why don't you defend them closer to the line" talk.
    One could almost make the point that playing closer to the line might get our defense off the field, and that would be nice. They need a break.


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    What is your best guess of what would happened had our defensive backs played more press coverage?
    I agree that we would have been burnt deep. However, the article was saying that our defense had to cover them for a long time. I did not agree with that. OU ran a very short passing game much of the time.


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    Re: Ben Bruns: Mission Statement

    I agree that OU was running a lot of short passes, but they were getting them off so fast that the DB still were running to get back into position before the next snap came.



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    Re: Ben Bruns: Mission Statement

    Fantastic article! Good job Ben



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    Re: Ben Bruns: Mission Statement

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    I agree that we would have been burnt deep. However, the article was saying that our defense had to cover them for a long time. I did not agree with that. OU ran a very short passing game much of the time.
    Agreed. They weren't so much passes as long, forward handoffs.



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    Re: Ben Bruns: Mission Statement

    Guys like Bruns is one reason I'm a Cyclone for life. Boy, wish he was on the staff! He really is one of us, just like Fred.

    Great read Ben!



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