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    CFN Iowa State Preview

    collegefootballnews.com just released their Iowa State Preview. Haven't read it yet but hoping it's good. I'll let you guys judge.

    Scout.com: NEW ... 2011 Iowa State Preview



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    Re: CFN Iowa State Preview

    Absolute garbage. Guy still mentions Capello in the QB battle. Worthless.



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    Re: CFN Iowa State Preview

    It seemed like a very fair assessment overall. The linebackers, Knott especially, received major props. Apparently the writer wasn't aware that Capello is no longer on the team. I agree with him that Tiller will start the year as QB, but will have a very short leash with Jantz in the wings. I knew the defensive line has been bad, but did not realize just how bad it was (115th last year in sacks). Really, the d-line has nowhere to go but up. I agree that Johnson and Reeves will provide a safety net in the secondary, but hopefully they won't be required to do as much this year if the d-line steps up. I was surprised at the comments on Osemele. I know he's not great at pass protection, but the writer says he "can't pass protect". Surprising comments considering Osemele is thought to be a 1st or 2nd round draft pick next spring. ISU fans should be happy that he picks ISU to finish ahead of Kansas, so at least he seems to be in touch with reality on that aspect. Overall the schedule is a whole lot of question marks like he mentions. UConn, TT, KSU, and Baylor are all complete toss-ups at this point. Overall, I thought it was a fair assessment, and other than Capello the writer clearly seems to have done his homework.



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    Re: CFN Iowa State Preview

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    Absolute garbage. Guy still mentions Capello in the QB battle. Worthless.
    Well, if he's going to miss something at least it was missing that ISU's 4th string QB is no longer on the roster. At least he didn't refer to Arnaud as the starting quarterback.



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    Re: CFN Iowa State Preview

    I thought it was fair in general. How Tiller is ranked higher than, say, Leonard Johnson I don't know. Seemed like the article talked more about Chizik than Rhoads, which is frustrating.

    Also irks me the article still includes Capello as battling for the QB job. Its obvious a lot of work went into this, but easily-correctable errors like that lower credibility.

    I will say (although it won't get me any fans on here) that his comment about Osemele's lack of pass blocking ability is spot on. He is a DOMINANT run blocker, but how many times did he kill drives with holding penalties last year? He really needs to work on his lateral quickness to play T, but he'll be a G in the NFL and it won't matter too much.



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    Re: CFN Iowa State Preview

    It was okay. Chizik has been gone longer than he was here so the writer could go without comparing CPR to him because we know there is no comparison. Like usual these previews are ok on statistics but actaully knowing about the ISU culture ("find a reason to make people start caring about Iowa State football") . Also, the writer didn't take the time to see if players he mentioned are still on the team (Capello).




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    Re: CFN Iowa State Preview

    I thought it was a pretty good write-up. There were some mistakes, but I thought it was better than most preseason publications.


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    Re: CFN Iowa State Preview

    KO definately needs to work on his false starts, but I wouldn't say he can't pass protect? He's shut down Adrian Clayborn two years in a row... that's not too shabby?



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    Re: CFN Iowa State Preview

    I don't consider the fun facts at the bottom to be "fun" for us.


    ďI told you, I donít care if youíre black or white. I donít care if youíre rich or poor. I donít care where you come from, whether itís Texas, Florida, California, or right here in the state of Iowa, I donít care about any of thatÖ But what I did care about is moving forward from that day on, that we were one team." -Paul Rhoads

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    Re: CFN Iowa State Preview

    I liked the article. He did not make assumptions without backing up with statistics from the previous season. Overall, a very fair assessment of a team with starting QB questions and a extremely tough schedule.



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    Re: CFN Iowa State Preview

    "Iowa State hasn’t won more than seven games since 2000 and has done it only once since 1978."

    Uh, what?

    2001: 7-5
    2002: 7-7
    2004: 7-5
    2005: 7-5
    2009: 7-6

    That's not even close...



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    Re: CFN Iowa State Preview

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    "Iowa State hasnít won more than seven games since 2000 and has done it only once since 1978."

    Uh, what?

    2001: 7-5
    2002: 7-7
    2004: 7-5
    2005: 7-5
    2009: 7-6

    That's not even close...
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    Re: CFN Iowa State Preview

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post
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    Re: CFN Iowa State Preview

    I thought the write up was generally fair. But I did think that he tended to underwrite our different units just a bit. I have read other write ups and they have less returning and somehow those units get ratings that are pretty high.

    It really doesn't make a difference. The team will have to win.



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    Re: CFN Iowa State Preview

    I had no idea Tiller was our 5th best player

    These articles really help me out



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