AMES, Iowa -- It certainly didn't seem like fall.* Temperatures flirted with the 90-degree mark as Iowa State's football team opened practice for the 2007 season on the intramural fields east of Jack Trice Stadium. But new Iowa State head football coach Gene Chizik was all business*as the Cyclones began work in preparation for a season that opens Aug. 30 against Kent State in Ames. The practice had hardly started when Chizik shook up the team by making his players*start over on a different field.

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