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    Should we give KO a rest?

    With a bye week after UConn before the conference grind kicks in, I think we need to give KO as much rest as we can afford to this Friday. Bum ankles take time (even more at his size, I'd imagine) and we will need to have him as close to 100% for as much of the season as we can.
    If it's a close game, he has to be in there, but if we get a lead, I'd like to see Bykowski. I guess the question is, at what point should we rest him? How comfortable is comfortable enough. Certainly he will start and keep that streak of his going, but when do we start giving him series off? Personally, if we can take a 2 TD lead into the half and have done it in controlling fashion, I'd be comfortable letting him take the second half off.
    I'm not taking UConn for granted, we're better than they are, but not by that much, and it's on the road. I don't expect us to pull away until the 4th quarter. But I could see a scenario in which our O score on the first 2 drives and our D sets up a short field for another quick score and suddenly UConn is out of their game plan where we could get some rest to KO and maybe some of the other injured warriors out there. I'd rather have a completely healthy (or as close to it as possible) team out there for Texas to start the conference with, than to have a more comfortable win over UConn. This would seem to be the only chance we have left on the schedule, and especially with the bye following, to get healthy during the season.

    How comfortable does the lead need to be to be comfortable enough?



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    Re: Should we give KO a rest?

    I think we'll need him for UConn, but I don't see why they couldn't give him light duty for a couple weeks leading up to UT



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    Re: Should we give KO a rest?

    When I saw the title, my first thought was "are you ******* nuts?!". But, if the lead gets to 3 TDs and it's in the fourth quarter, yank KO and Jantz (you don't want Jantz in the game if KO isn't unless it's absolutely necessary).


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    Re: Should we give KO a rest?

    Beat UConn, then rest.



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    Re: Should we give KO a rest?

    I'm sure they'd love to, but after the UNI game there's no way they can afford to not have him out there on Friday.



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    Re: Should we give KO a rest?

    I agree with beat Uconn and rest, we need this game in the W column for bowl game purposes



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    Re: Should we give KO a rest?

    Ultimately yes you would like to get a big lead and rest your sore players. I don't see it happening.



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    Re: Should we give KO a rest?

    If we somehow come out and play so well that we are up by 3 touchdowns in the 4th quarter, I agree that he and Jantz and anyone else that has lingering injuries (Knott) will come out of the game.

    But I doubt we'll be in that position. I hope I eat crow on this.



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    Re: Should we give KO a rest?

    UConn has a solid defense and a veteran front seven. There are many reasons to think we have an edge over UConn, but line play might not be such a sure thing. We'll need the big fella this week, and he'll have plenty of time to rest before Texas.



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    Re: Should we give KO a rest?

    Quote Originally Posted by tm3308 View Post
    When I saw the title, my first thought was "are you ******* nuts?!". But, if the lead gets to 3 TDs and it's in the fourth quarter, yank KO and Jantz (you don't want Jantz in the game if KO isn't unless it's absolutely necessary).
    Need to yank Jantz in that situation to give Barnett some playing experience


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    Re: Should we give KO a rest?

    Quote Originally Posted by tm3308 View Post
    When I saw the title, my first thought was "are you ******* nuts?!". But, if the lead gets to 3 TDs and it's in the fourth quarter, yank KO and Jantz (you don't want Jantz in the game if KO isn't unless it's absolutely necessary).

    Your first thought was accurate.


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    Re: Should we give KO a rest?

    even if KO needs a break he wont want it. He loves to play.




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    Re: Should we give KO a rest?

    Too much of a team leader, we need him to start, IMO the more he plays the better we are as a team, after Friday night he has a 15 day break till Texas....



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    Re: Should we give KO a rest?

    Quote Originally Posted by ketelmeister View Post
    Beat UConn, then rest.
    +1, are we seriously discussing this? They are giving up 214 yards of total offense per game. I think we need to do a lot of things before talking about big leads and player rest.

    Wrong attitude on a short week if you ask me.



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    Re: Should we give KO a rest?

    Last time i checked and I wish this wasnt the case. Iowa State doesnt pull away from teams very easily in dominant fashion on the road (And no i am not talking about the TOLEDO of the world). So I fully expect to see KO out there all game long clearing paths for Johnson and White. It's a big game for both teams, friday night, ESPN 2. It is going to take a lot for that big fella not to be out there.



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