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    Thanks for a great weekend

    Since we drove to ISU to bring James some things and see the game we just got home recently,but wanted to thank the people of Iowa again for making our weekend an enjoyable one,and ISU has the greatest fans and also it was great to finally meet you Ron.There was a post on here insinuating that myself or someone in our family posted it,but like i said before if we have something to say we will use our name to do it. The poster asked how we thought James did,come on he is our son he did great(LOL). But seriously we thought he did some things good and some things he can improve on.The one pass over the middle app 25 yds that hit the receiver right in the hands,to bad it was dropped we think showed his arm strength which some on here have doubted.Some on here said he will always be a backup,I don't know thats for others to decide.We saw throughout the years what he is capable of,is it good enough for the Big 12 I don't know.Anyway we just wanted to say thanks to all of you for making us feel like part of the ISU family. Hope to see all of you soon especially when you come East to play Connecticut.

    All the best

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    Re: Thanks for a great weekend

    Glad you had a good time! Too bad the weather wasn't a little nicer.


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    Re: Thanks for a great weekend

    I think James has some potential from what I've seen of him. He seems to be able to move the ball down the field at least anyways, of course I don't know if he's been tested by a good defense yet. Anyways I think it is possible he could be a starter as a junior or senior, but he will have a lot of competition.



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    Re: Thanks for a great weekend

    Mr. Capello, I'm very glad you enjoyed your visit despite the weather. Best of luck to James and the rest of your family.

    Oh, hows your other son the linebacker doing. Was he a senior this year?


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    Re: Thanks for a great weekend

    James impressed me. He's still young and raw, but he showed flashes of high-caliber play that I'm excited to see in a young player.

    Also, someone on here noted that James led as many TD drives last season as Tiller. It's a wide open race and I'd love nothing more than to see a young guy go out and just own the position.



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    Re: Thanks for a great weekend

    Too bad it was so freaking cold and windy out. The prior two weekends were both in the 70's+. We wait all spring to see these QBs throw and then we get pretty much the coldest, windiest day of the whole month for the Spring Game. Ugghhh.



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    Re: Thanks for a great weekend

    TC, Glad you had a good time, thats quite a drive. I wasnt able to stay the entire game, but thought the reports and insights about James are pretty accurate. He may not be the flashiest guy, but he proved is more than just a game manager or more than a guy that is just out there to not lose the game. IMO, A lot of our losses have come from the defense being put back on the field after less than a couple minute rest. James definitely appears he can move the chains. Like others have said, the QB spot is tough spot right now with players on campus, and recruits coming in, but you have proven to be a team player and will always be welcomed in S6. Woodies dad and I are in the same industry, and he stopped by last year too.

    How did James' younger fair in collegiate offers?



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    Re: Thanks for a great weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Cyclones View Post
    TC, Glad you had a good time, thats quite a drive. I wasnt able to stay the entire game, but thought the reports and insights about James are pretty accurate. He may not be the flashiest guy, but he proved is more than just a game manager or more than a guy that is just out there to not lose the game. IMO, A lot of our losses have come from the defense being put back on the field after less than a couple minute rest. James definitely appears he can move the chains. Like others have said, the QB spot is tough spot right now with players on campus, and recruits coming in, but you have proven to be a team player and will always be welcomed in S6. Woodies dad and I are in the same industry, and he stopped by last year too.

    How did James' younger fair in collegiate offers?
    Thanks to all of you,i wish the people in Pa were this kind. James younger brother has five offers on the table to play football but we think he has lost his drive after one recruiting trip where they lied so bad to him,and he is seeing what it takes from James to just try and stay competitive. Someone is going to lose out on a monster at linebacker. Thats why I always say Rivals is a joke. This kid put so many kids in the hospital, then when the game is over he participates in the school musical. He is truely in the mold of ISU linebackers but that is another story.Anyway thanks for asking he has to decide soon the colleges are getting tired of holding a scholarship for him. Go Cyclones



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    Re: Thanks for a great weekend

    James' play has already been good enough for the big 12. See the Utah game from last year.

    Utah's not big 12, but is PAC-12 now. And a quality opponent at that.

    ISU FB is all about continual improvement or development. That's all a player can directly impact.

    Good enough for a Big 12 starter? Time, opportunity and competition will tell that story. And of course, coaches opinions and evaluations.


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    Re: Thanks for a great weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Capello View Post
    Anyway we just wanted to say thanks to all of you for making us feel like part of the ISU family. Hope to see all of you soon especially when you come East to play Connecticut.

    All the best

    Capello's

    You ARE part of the ISU family!!! Once a Cyclone, always a Cyclone!

    Best of luck to James. Hope he can work his way into a starting job.



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    Re: Thanks for a great weekend

    I hope James keeps working hard and makes a push this summer. It's apparent we don't have an elite QB on campus currently so he could still very much be in the mix for the job.

    Seems like a good, hardworking kid. You need guys like that on your roster.



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    Re: Thanks for a great weekend

    God bless. welcome to Heaven, er, Iowa.


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    Re: Thanks for a great weekend

    Another poster bet me to it. You are part of the cyclone family. I'm looking forward to seeing who is going to win this battle at QB. My thought is if you have the same guy basically at QB one is a JR one is a Soph or Frosh as long as the leadership is there go with the younger candidate. This will prove beneficial for years.

    And ISU has a great walk-on program. We also have a history of giving scholly's to high performing walk-ons. It would be great to see your kids on the same field at the same time



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    Re: Thanks for a great weekend

    The Spring Game was just that - a Spring Game. But anyone that thinks the QB race is only a 2 man race came out of that game knowing that the QB race is more than that and Capello is in the mix.

    This isn't a QB controversy - it is an opportunity for for all the young men involved.

    Capello looked confident and solid in the contest and earned consideration. From what I hear the kid can be the big cheese or a great role player. He has reportedly been the kind of person you want on your team - whether he is a superstar or the third string punter - because he makes his teammates better, by being himself and leading by example.

    Obviously he has good family and they want the biggest and the best for him. But no matter what the future holds, James is becoming a big part of Cyclone Football and is learning from the best, and smart enough to take advantage of the opportunity.

    James & family seem to be hopeful but grounded, optimistic yet realistic, and great additions to the Cyclone Family. Basically, they rock.


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    Re: Thanks for a great weekend

    My take is James did very well Sat., played as well or better than the other 3 QBs. I was surprised at his foot speed, much better than I expected. Hang in there James, you just never know in football.
    Is your younger son being recruited by ISU and if so is he interested?
    Great to hear you enjoyed yourself and come back often.



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