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    Re: Notebook: Season awaits the Cyclones

    So what is Rhoads saying? Richardson is #3, but will never play UNLESS Steele and Jared get hurt for the whole season? Or what the heck? Because I'm confused about the Bueker part.


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    Re: Notebook: Season awaits the Cyclones

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones21 View Post
    So what is Rhoads saying? Richardson is #3, but will never play UNLESS Steele and Jared get hurt for the whole season? Or what the heck? Because I'm confused about the Bueker part.
    He means there not going to burn his redshirt just to have him come in for a few plays.



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    Re: Notebook: Season awaits the Cyclones

    Quote Originally Posted by xboxfever View Post
    He means there not going to burn his redshirt just to have him come in for a few plays.
    Thanks for clearing that up. Sometimes I think Rhoads probably speaks too fast for his own good.


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    Re: Notebook: Season awaits the Cyclones

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones21 View Post
    So what is Rhoads saying? Richardson is #3, but will never play UNLESS Steele and Jared get hurt for the whole season? Or what the heck? Because I'm confused about the Bueker part.
    I think that it is pretty straight forward. If Jantz and Barnett get hurt, Bueker finishes the game. If BOTH Jantz and Barnett are out for the year or an extended period of time, then Richardson would play. If they are dinged and able to play the next week, then Richardson keeps his RS on.

    The thing that I don't get is the LB situation. If nothing has really changed, how is it that Klein isn't going to play two positions like last year. My understanding was:

    Vs running teams or on running downs:
    WLB: Knott
    MLB: Taufoou/George
    SLB: Klein

    Vs spread teams or on passing downs:
    WLB: Knott
    MLB: Klein
    SLB: Morgan/Broomfield

    Is this not the case this year? I guess my question is, if Klein is playing MIKE regardless, who plays SAM in the 4-3?



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    Re: Notebook: Season awaits the Cyclones

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones21 View Post
    Thanks for clearing that up. Sometimes I think Rhoads probably speaks too fast for his own good.
    It's just you.



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    Re: Notebook: Season awaits the Cyclones

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones21 View Post
    Thanks for clearing that up. Sometimes I think Rhoads probably speaks too fast for his own good.


    sort of like you posting too fast before realizing what you are doing.

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    Re: Notebook: Season awaits the Cyclones

    So, against Iowa, they'll play a straight 4-3...bringing in the nickel on all of those third and longs after stuffing Coker twice.

    Everyone else (except UConn, maybe Texas) they'll play the nickel.




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    Re: Notebook: Season awaits the Cyclones

    I think that this might have been my very favorite sentence, from the section about Caspers:

    “He’s learning. To say that he isn’t struggling wouldn’t be right. He is making a transition back to a position that he played but he is doing it at the division on level against a really good offensive line and trying to not only relearn the position, but learn the defense. He is working awfully hard and I think he is at the right position for his physical skills.”
    That phrase made me smile. How long has it been since anyone could say that Iowa State had a "really good offensive line"? Just ask Ben Bruns!

    I've thought that AA (and Meyer, and the receivers) has taken a lot of heat for the shortcomings of recent offensive lines. It would be great to see a strong pass and run blocking unit on the field from Game One!




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    Re: Notebook: Season awaits the Cyclones

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones21 View Post
    Thanks for clearing that up. Sometimes I think Rhoads probably speaks too fast for his own good.
    Well this was typed out by Chris, so you can read it as slow as you want. Rhoads fast talking shouldn't stop you from figuring it out



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    Re: Notebook: Season awaits the Cyclones

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones21 View Post
    So what is Rhoads saying? Richardson is #3, but will never play UNLESS Steele and Jared get hurt for the whole season? Or what the heck? Because I'm confused about the Bueker part.
    I don't understand what is confusing about that. It means if Steele and Jared both go down in a single game they will put Beuker in to hand off the ball to Shontrelle and Woody. But if they need a QB to start and lead the team, they'll pull Richardson's redshirt. It's really straightforward and should be obvious to anyone who even casually follows football.



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    Re: Notebook: Season awaits the Cyclones

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    Well this was typed out by Chris, so you can read it as slow as you want. Rhoads fast talking shouldn't stop you from figuring it out
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    Re: Notebook: Season awaits the Cyclones

    I think what he is saying about the linebacker switch is that essentially we will be playing a lot of nickel, Klein slides over to MLB when we play nickel and CJ/Deon play the nickel position or SAM. So basically our base package on defense is the nickel this year and as a result Klein has moved over to starter at MLB and bumped Taufoou down to second string, but of course he will play when we play a power team.



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    Re: Notebook: Season awaits the Cyclones

    Quote Originally Posted by Frak View Post
    I think that it is pretty straight forward. If Jantz and Barnett get hurt, Bueker finishes the game. If BOTH Jantz and Barnett are out for the year or an extended period of time, then Richardson would play. If they are dinged and able to play the next week, then Richardson keeps his RS on.

    The thing that I don't get is the LB situation. If nothing has really changed, how is it that Klein isn't going to play two positions like last year. My understanding was:

    Vs running teams or on running downs:
    WLB: Knott
    MLB: Taufoou/George
    SLB: Klein

    Vs spread teams or on passing downs:
    WLB: Knott
    MLB: Klein
    SLB: Morgan/Broomfield

    Is this not the case this year? I guess my question is, if Klein is playing MIKE regardless, who plays SAM in the 4-3?
    Yeah, it's still confusing. If Klein isn't switching positions who does play SAM? Also, if the nickel is the SAM in the depth chart, why is there still a nickelback shown? You'd think it'd be Broomfield if it was another added DB. Poor execution of the depth chart. I don't like how this season is looking.



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    Re: Notebook: Season awaits the Cyclones

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    Well this was typed out by Chris, so you can read it as slow as you want. Rhoads fast talking shouldn't stop you from figuring it out
    What you don't understand is Chris has to type exactly what Rhoads says. Rhoads' words are every where in this blog. Just my thoughts.


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