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    Pease put the Blythe transfering to Iowa rumors to rest

    Blythe puts to rest the "rumors" of him transfering to Iowa. Now if the boards could do the same thing.

    Stars Blythe, Bowen: We're suiting up for ISU next year

    With one game left, top juniors dispel rumors about transferring.


    varUsername = "rpeterson@dmreg.com";document.write("By RANDY PETERSON");By RANDY PETERSON
    REGISTER STAFF WRITER

    November 16, 2006



    Ames, Ia. - Iowa State football fans are losing a coaching staff after Saturday's game against Missouri at Jack Trice Stadium, but key players say they are staying.

    Receiver Todd Blythe and linebacker Alvin Bowen said this week that they plan to return for their senior seasons.

    "I've heard the rumors," Blythe said of the possibility of leaving after this season for a professional career. "I'll be here next season."

    Bowen, who fell from first to second on the national tackles list last week, also has heard speculation about his future.

    "I'll be here," said Bowen, whose average of 13.27 tackles a game trails the 13.33 of San Jose State's Matthew Castelo. "Trust me. I've heard people, friends of mine, talk about it, but when I signed, I wanted to help Iowa State as much as I can.

    "Leaving early won't help that."

    They're staying despite the fact that the coach who recruited them, Dan McCarney, will end 12 seasons at the school after Saturday's game. He announced last week plans to step down as the Cyclones' coach.

    "I don't like that coach Mac is leaving, but I'm not going anywhere," Blythe said.

    He just wants to play - immediately - after missing the past three games while battling Epstein Barr virus.

    "You're not going to keep me out of (McCarney's) last game," said Blythe, Iowa State's career touchdown receptions leader with 25.

    Blythe lost 12 pounds with what he described as a "mononucleosis-like" virus.

    "Besides losing weight, the biggest problem was that my spleen was too big and they didn't want it to rupture," Blythe said. "They wanted to make sure my insides were back to the normal size before they let me play again."

    He missed games against Colorado, Kansas and Kansas State. Blythe had played all 32 games since his redshirt freshman season.

    "It's really sickening not playing," Blythe said. "I'd played in every single game since I got here."

    Blythe's saga mirrors that of the team, which needs a victory Saturday to avoid its second winless Big 12 Conference season in the past four years.

    He didn't catch a pass in a 16-10 victory over Nevada-Las Vegas. He totaled only five receptions in the last two games in which he played - against Oklahoma and Texas Tech.

    Add McCarney's departure Saturday, and "it's been a crazy year in college football," Blythe said. "You just don't know what's going to happen next."

    What will happen, he says, will be a Blythe sighting in Saturday's game.

    "My insides are back to being normal," Blythe said. "If anyone's worried, I'll tell them to just pack me in foam and we'll call it good.

    "If something happens, there's a hospital right down the street."

    Reporter Randy Peterson can be reached at (515) 284-8132 or randypeterson@dmreg.com



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    Re: Pease put the Blythe transfering to Iowa rumors to rest

    Sounds earily familiar to a one Adam Haluska.

    Those rumors were stretched to begin with...why learn a new system when you are the star player on a team with a QB who you room with and have played with for 3 years?

    Now we just need to get a line to block.



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    Re: Pease put the Blythe transfering to Iowa rumors to rest

    Anyone want to question Blythe's determination and devotion to ISU now?



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    Re: Pease put the Blythe transfering to Iowa rumors to rest

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Anyone want to question Blythe's determination and devotion to ISU now?
    If this guy won't play through an enlarged spleen, what else won't he play through? A broken leg? A broken neck? Some devotion.



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    Re: Pease put the Blythe transfering to Iowa rumors to rest

    No kidding, that's just embarrassing. Hike up the skirt, Todd!



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    Re: Pease put the Blythe transfering to Iowa rumors to rest

    Rub some dirt on that spleen and get in there!


    Yeah well, ya know, that's just, like uh, your opinion, man.

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    Re: Pease put the Blythe transfering to Iowa rumors to rest

    You guys are crazy. Don't you know how tough it is to return from a spleen injury? I pulled my spleen in high school and was out for 5 games. Very painful.



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    Re: Pease put the Blythe transfering to Iowa rumors to rest

    I hope you guys are being sarcastic. An enlarged spleen is easily ruptured.

    Chris Simms anyone?



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    Re: Pease put the Blythe transfering to Iowa rumors to rest

    Sarcasm is a form of irony that is widely used in English especially when people are being humorous. Generally the sarcastic speaker or writer means the exact opposite of the word they use...



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    Re: Pease put the Blythe transfering to Iowa rumors to rest

    Quote Originally Posted by tube1 View Post
    You guys are crazy. Don't you know how tough it is to return from a spleen injury? I pulled my spleen in high school and was out for 5 games. Very painful.
    I pulled my spleen a few times in high school, too. Hey, we've all had dry spells. It never caused me to miss games though. I think you should re-evaluate your technique.


    Yeah well, ya know, that's just, like uh, your opinion, man.

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    Re: Pease put the Blythe transfering to Iowa rumors to rest

    I do believe 100% of this thread, other than the article - is humor and sarcasm.

    Except the part about us needing a line to block. That's some serious business there.



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    Re: Pease put the Blythe transfering to Iowa rumors to rest

    this topic cracks me up!

    It is even more funny at the scout page for the UofI... a couple of those guys are 'preying' for it...

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    Re: Pease put the Blythe transfering to Iowa rumors to rest

    Well the hawk fans can go pull their spleens.



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    Re: Pease put the Blythe transfering to Iowa rumors to rest

    Quote Originally Posted by timc243 View Post
    Well the hawk fans can go pull their spleens.
    I love it.... I plan on using that line for a while as my own ... without referencing you... :)

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    Re: Pease put the Blythe transfering to Iowa rumors to rest

    I should have put "hawk fans can pull their collective spleens."



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