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    Cyclone Slant: Running back report

    Here are some of my thoughts on DeVondrick Nealy's commitment and the future of the running back position at Iowa State. Exciting stuff!

    Chris Williams' Cyclone Slant: Running backs galore! | Cyclone Fanatic



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    Re: Cyclone Slant: Running back report

    The obvious solution is to use 4 running back sets and run the pentuple option.



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    Re: Cyclone Slant: Running back report

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    The obvious solution is to use 4 running back sets and run the pentuple option.
    That would be some formation. I guess that we'd have one RB on the line of scrimmage and get a shovel pass as one option. I bet Walden thought about doing this at one point.



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    Re: Cyclone Slant: Running back report

    This is not too many RB's. I'm loving the depth & talent. Here's my guess at how it could unfold:

    Standard redshirts.
    Nealy returns punts/kicks and plays slot receiver.
    Woody becomes more of a FB in situations when needed.

    Shontrelle/Hollis/White are our feature backs. Maybe Hollis becomes the short-yardage guy.



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    Re: Cyclone Slant: Running back report

    Can we do the diamond offense and put about three or four of them in the game at same time and then send them scatbacks going different directions for passes?


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    Re: Cyclone Slant: Running back report

    I think the wildcat-wishbone could be in our future.



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    Re: Cyclone Slant: Running back report

    Seriously, if our running backs are more athletic than our receivers, we need to get them involved as a combo. A couple of plays would not hurt.


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    Re: Cyclone Slant: Running back report

    Quote Originally Posted by thakeepa14 View Post
    This is not too many RB's. I'm loving the depth & talent. Here's my guess at how it could unfold:

    Standard redshirts.
    Nealy returns punts/kicks and plays slot receiver.
    Woody becomes more of a FB in situations when needed.

    Shontrelle/Hollis/White are our feature backs. Maybe Hollis becomes the short-yardage guy.
    When in the last 2 years have we had a FB in the game? The only thing we do that even resembles a FB is we put in an extra TE and move them in motion to set up a block



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    Re: Cyclone Slant: Running back report

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    When in the last 2 years have we had a FB in the game? The only thing we do that even resembles a FB is we put in an extra TE and move them in motion to set up a block
    We haven't, I agree. But I'm betting we move in that direction with all the talent back there. Forgive me for having reservations about our passing/receiving next year.



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    Re: Cyclone Slant: Running back report

    How is the O-line doing?



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    Re: Cyclone Slant: Running back report

    Nealy may be good, but if you can not stop the run, and with no D Line recruits coming in, do not think addding another RB helps much



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    Re: Cyclone Slant: Running back report

    I think that a lot of people are forgetting that we have a fairly good base back on the DL. And we do have some DL recruits.

    When you get the chance to get a back like Nealy you take it. We have a need for as many as 4 to 5 playmakers besides QB to be on the field on any given play.

    I can see Nealy as a Slot Back. A Percy Harvin type player. SJ, Hollis, Standard, Woody, White, etc. all bring different talents into the mix. You can NEVER have enough playmakers IMO.



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    Re: Cyclone Slant: Running back report

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Can we do the diamond offense and put about three or four of them in the game at same time and then send them scatbacks going different directions for passes?
    TCU did exactly that against Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. They Dalton in the gun with an RB behind him and one on each side of him. They kept them in formation as-is for some plays and ran one or two of them in motion on some other plays.



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    Re: Cyclone Slant: Running back report

    Nealy is the highest rated recruit we have in this class! Standard is the second highest rated in the class, tied with Jantz (Juco). We took these guys because they are playmakers, something ISU will never get too many of. You have to score to win. We have plenty of time to get Dline help in the class if we really need it, but we have more of an immediate need that will likely be filled by one of our players we already have stepping up.



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    Re: Cyclone Slant: Running back report

    I wonder if Woody could play tight end for us. We are losing a very good contributor at that position.



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