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    Jake McDonough (DE): 245 -> 275 this Summer


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    Re: Jake McDonough (DE): 245 -> 275 this Summer

    That's a lot of weight to gain! That's awesome



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    Re: Jake McDonough (DE): 245 -> 275 this Summer

    After practice gets going he should be at least 265 come time for the season. Anyone heard if he is a DT project?



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    Re: Jake McDonough (DE): 245 -> 275 this Summer

    i just hope they dont move him to OL. I would love to see how big he is, anyone know if the Shrine game is on IPTV tonight?


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    Re: Jake McDonough (DE): 245 -> 275 this Summer

    I don't have anything concrete, but I have always felt he was headed to DT. With the type of weight he is already carrying, that transition should be a smooth one.



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    Re: Jake McDonough (DE): 245 -> 275 this Summer

    I don't think he is going to DT. I saw him at Jordan Creek, and he is tall, lean, and packed with muscle. I was impressed when I saw him, because he really has focused on putting on muscle and size the right way. He is tall and with long arms just the way Chizik likes his DE.



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    Re: Jake McDonough (DE): 245 -> 275 this Summer

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU_Alum_2000 View Post
    Is he any relation to a former ISU player late 70s/early 80s? Sorry, I don't keep up like I used to.


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    Re: Jake McDonough (DE): 245 -> 275 this Summer

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    Is he any relation to a former ISU player late 70s/early 80s? Sorry, I don't keep up like I used to.
    You are probably remembering DT Shamus McDonough. I recall hearing that there is no relation.



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    Re: Jake McDonough (DE): 245 -> 275 this Summer

    Quote Originally Posted by Istate View Post
    I don't have anything concrete, but I have always felt he was headed to DT. With the type of weight he is already carrying, that transition should be a smooth one.
    Please coach Chiz, don't turn this kid into a DT. We need some 260-275 lb animals lining up at DE. Look at the rosters of most of the BCS schools and see what size their DEs are, they're not 240-250, I'll guarantee you that.



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    Re: Jake McDonough (DE): 245 -> 275 this Summer

    Quote Originally Posted by BooneCy View Post
    I don't think he is going to DT. I saw him at Jordan Creek, and he is tall, lean, and packed with muscle. I was impressed when I saw him, because he really has focused on putting on muscle and size the right way. He is tall and with long arms just the way Chizik likes his DE.
    I saw him too. You are right, the kid is a speciman. The amazing thing is all the wt. gain is good wt.



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    Re: Jake McDonough (DE): 245 -> 275 this Summer

    Its amazing what a good weight program can do for a kid. Im sure Valleys weight program was tops yet he can come in and take it up another level. Hats off to Shep and staff.


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    Re: Jake McDonough (DE): 245 -> 275 this Summer

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    You are probably remembering DT Shamus McDonough. I recall hearing that there is no relation.
    I grew up in Gladbrook where Shamus lived. He is not Shamus's kid.



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    Re: Jake McDonough (DE): 245 -> 275 this Summer

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    I grew up in Gladbrook where Shamus lived. He is not Shamus's kid.
    Was Shamus an Earl Bruce recruit, or Donnie Duncan? Where is Gladbrook? For some reason I thought Shamus was from Chicago area.


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    Re: Jake McDonough (DE): 245 -> 275 this Summer

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    Was Shamus an Earl Bruce recruit, or Donnie Duncan? Where is Gladbrook? For some reason I thought Shamus was from Chicago area.
    Northeast Iowa. Cedar Falls/Waterloo area.



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    Re: Jake McDonough (DE): 245 -> 275 this Summer

    FYI, I just got back from vacation and in my mailbox was the 2008 media guide. Jake is listed at 268#'s. Physically he would be the largest DE on the roster. I'm not sure if he will be ready mentally but physically he looks like he could play this fall.



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