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    Football Practice Report 8-7-07

    Posted over at Cyclones.com...

    AMES, Iowa - After a morning session, lunch, team meetings and a short video session, the Cyclone football team headed out to the east practice fields for the days' second session just after 4 p.m. ISU got after it right away in the almost 90-degree heat, spending some time working on 11-on-11 run-only plays as well as first-down and 10 defensive situations.

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    LB Alvin Bowen recovered a fumble, while DT Nate Frere forced a fumble and DB Chris Brown recovered
    DE Rashawn Parker recorded a sack
    WR R.J. Sumrall had a 25-yard leaping catch near the sideline from QB Bret Meyer
    After spending three segments in a skeleton drill, the Cyclones moved to a first-down and 10 from the one-yard line, with the whole field to play with. Running backs J.J. Bass and Cameron Bell provided offensive highlights as they both broke through the secondary, reaching the midfield en route to 99-yard TD runs before the plays were then blown dead by the coaching staff.

    The final practice segments involved the offense running first-down and 10 plays from its own 35-yard line and second-down and 10 from its own 30.

    Highlights:

    QB Bret Meyer hit R.J. Sumrall with a 17-yard pass as Sumrall was able to keep both feet in bounds
    DB Steve Johnson forced and recovered a fumble
    LB Jesse Smith made an interception
    Clone Zone members can login and listen to interviews with defensive coordinator Wayne Bolt and defensive backs coach Jeff Koonz as they talk about todays practice.

    Iowa State will hold a closed scrimmage during Wednesday's afternoon session, the first of camp.


    Go Sssssssssyclones!

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    Re: Football Practice Report 8-7-07

    This is what I am coming to Cyclone Fanatic for. Please keep the information coming!



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    Re: Football Practice Report 8-7-07

    These practice reports from ISU, while for the most part very bland - ROCK!

    Any sort of info is good info when you're starving for football. Loving the excellent marketing/communication from ISU!



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    Re: Football Practice Report 8-7-07

    This is from cyclones.com, and put out by the SID I assume.
    I have mixed emotions about these reports. I know they are entertaining, and I know they don't give out any info to other teams, but I think it adds to the pressure at practice when we know what happens to the players. Practice is a time that is for getting better and IMHO, should be closed off to these reports. I don't mind the general interviews after practice, and getting the coaches perspective on things, but I just don't like the details.


    Last edited by wartknight; 08-07-2007 at 08:30 PM.
    Exaggeration is a BILLION times worse than understating.

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    Re: Football Practice Report 8-7-07

    Good grief. I think wart posted that in response to SLCyclone's post. I'm sure SLC knew where it came from, having read the post himself - just enjoys it's being discussed on CF.

    Regardless, I couldn't care where this info is coming from - Mike Tyson could be giving it to us for all I care. I just want any and all info about the football program I can get.



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    Re: Football Practice Report 8-7-07

    I was responding to the second post who didn't seem to understand that, then edited it when I realized it came across a little uppity and I didn't mean it to and 22 stated it a couple seconds before I did.


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    Re: Football Practice Report 8-7-07

    I know what you're saying, but this stuff is very generic. Fumble, interception, catch for TD. Could be a report from an intramural game for all we know.



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    Re: Football Practice Report 8-7-07

    I realize that, but speaking from a former player's perspective, I would have hated it.


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    Re: Football Practice Report 8-7-07

    If you will look at my post in response to the Post entitled "Propaganda Redux", you will understand what I meant by my post here.



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    Re: Football Practice Report 8-7-07

    I agree...I want ISU to win more than anyone, but I really don't want to hear what happens in practice to that detail. They do their job by playing hard and winning, and I'll do my job by buying tickets, concessions, and cheering. They can go to practice, and I'll go to work.



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    Re: Football Practice Report 8-7-07

    I'd love to know how an opposing coach would possibly scout ISU by reading RJ Summrall caught a 17 yard pass and kept both feet in. Or that Wayne Bolt scratched his nuts at 2:04 PM Tuesday afternoon. NFL teams give out little details about their practices all the time, I see zero harm in the info they release. It'd be different if they got into details about schemes or play types.



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    Re: Football Practice Report 8-7-07

    I can see how players might not like it... but they better be ready to deal with the pressure because it's going to get a heck of a lot worse during the season, let alone if they get to the next level. Most major papers do huge, long reports from training camp for teams, such as the Star does with my Chiefs. They literally leave no stone unturned.




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    Re: Football Practice Report 8-7-07

    Re-read my post, it gives no information to another team and does no harm that way. And don't get me wrong, I love to read this stuff. I'm just saying as a former player, and now coach, I see practice as a time to work out the kinks and let what gets done on gameday be what the fans judge me on.


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    Re: Football Practice Report 8-7-07

    I don't think anybody is judging the team on these little snippits - for example, I didn't see Scales mentioned, but Cameron Bell was - it would be ridiculous to assume he's going to start now or something like that.

    Based on the weight they gained this summer, I have no doubt they are working hard at getting better, so I take these reports with a grain of salt.




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    Re: Football Practice Report 8-7-07

    the Cyclones moved to a first-down and 10 from the one-yard line, with the whole field to play with. Running backs J.J. Bass and Cameron Bell provided offensive highlights as they both broke through the secondary, reaching the midfield en route to 99-yard TD runs before the plays were then blown dead by the coaching staff.
    This doesn't sound very promising from a defensive standpoint! I hope they were running against the scout team defense...


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