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    Defensive End - The one that got away

    With our need for defensive ends, it saddens me to see that we let one that was in the program get away. My brother-in-law, Frank Weymiller, walked on to Iowa State last year as a linebacker. After a red-shirt year, he decided to transfer in order to get guaranteed playing time. With that said, it is no fault of any coach her at Iowa State that he transferred. Nobody, especially a walk-on can be guaranteed playing time, or even a chance at playing time.

    Frank transferred to Coe College in Cedar Rapids (D3) and started at D-end this entire season as a redshirt freshman. Despite never playing D-end in his life, he went on to be first team all conference, and 2nd team all West region. Very unusual for a freshman and a great honor. He finished the year with 91 tackles, 22 tackles for a loss, 15 1/2 sacks (was tied for highest in all of D3), 7 pass break-ups, 8 QB hurries, 5 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery. The guy was a beast at 220 lbs. I know it is D3, but he is only a freshman, and it really leaves me wondering what could have been.

    At any rate, it was a lot of fun to watch him play this year. Even if it was a different shade of cardinal and gold he was playing for, he definately made us proud. That's not even mentioning the sweet mullet he grew, which is a whole nother story!

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    Re: Defensive End - The one that got away

    Life is about choices. Your brother chose to go to a smaller school to get playing time rather than sticking around for a shot at being a back-up as a senior. I don't call that "letting him get away."



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    Re: Defensive End - The one that got away

    Quote Originally Posted by GoCubsGo View Post
    Life is about choices. Your brother chose to go to a smaller school to get playing time rather than sticking around for a shot at being a back-up as a senior. I don't call that "letting him get away."

    Anonymity on message boards tends to give people bigger balls, less commonsense, judgement, and regard for others. You sound like a real d-bag. I'm guessing you were cut from your JV team.

    Kudos to the OP and your BIL. It's probably a blast to watch him play and succeed.



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    What a awesome season! I love DIII football; one of my nephews recently graduated after a four-year career as a 155 pound fullback at Wisconsin Eau-Claire. I hope Frank enjoys his experience and maybe he'll be the next Fred Jackson...


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    Re: Defensive End - The one that got away

    Sounds like your brother had a great season. Hopefully that turns into a great career!


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    Re: Defensive End - The one that got away

    Quote Originally Posted by GoCubsGo View Post
    Life is about choices. Your brother chose to go to a smaller school to get playing time rather than sticking around for a shot at being a back-up as a senior. I don't call that "letting him get away."
    Yeah, 'cause walk on's never amount to anything

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    Re: Defensive End - The one that got away

    Quote Originally Posted by d4cy View Post
    Frank transferred to Coe College in Cedar Rapids (D3) and started at D-end this entire season as a redshirt freshman. Despite never playing D-end in his life, he went on to be first team all conference, and 2nd team all West region. Very unusual for a freshman and a great honor. He finished the year with 91 tackles, 22 tackles for a loss, 15 1/2 sacks (was tied for highest in all of D3), 7 pass break-ups, 8 QB hurries, 5 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery. The guy was a beast at 220 lbs. I know it is D3, but he is only a freshman, and it really leaves me wondering what could have been.
    Holy Cow, those are out of this world stats!! Especially for not having played the position before.


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    Re: Defensive End - The one that got away

    Cool. If he keeps that kind up production up, he might end up playing at a higher level again.

    Best wishes to him!

    Becuase of my extreme bias, it's hard to say this, but ISU isn't always the best place for everybody.



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    Re: Defensive End - The one that got away

    serious talent can come out of and/or develop at the D-III level... anyone remember Carey Bender at Coe back in the 90s? just an insane running back.


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    Re: Defensive End - The one that got away

    Quote Originally Posted by isu200023 View Post
    Anonymity on message boards tends to give people bigger balls, less commonsense, judgement, and regard for others. You sound like a real d-bag. I'm guessing you were cut from your JV team.

    Kudos to the OP and your BIL. It's probably a blast to watch him play and succeed.
    Jesus, it's not like he called the guy out and said he was a piece of **** or something.


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    Re: Defensive End - The one that got away

    Glad he had a great season. But let's be realistic, this was against D3 competition. It does show that he probably had a chance to contribute at a D1 schools at some point in time though.

    In closing: If you can't go to college, go to Coe.

    (Sorry, couldn't resist. I grew up in Mt. Vernon, home of Cornell College. Go Rams!)



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    Re: Defensive End - The one that got away

    Minus Stanford. Tackling white running backs is easy. Just kidding.


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    Re: Defensive End - The one that got away

    Quote Originally Posted by isu200023 View Post
    Anonymity on message boards tends to give people bigger balls, less commonsense, judgement, and regard for others. You sound like a real d-bag. I'm guessing you were cut from your JV team.

    Kudos to the OP and your BIL. It's probably a blast to watch him play and succeed.
    I'd guess that he was more right than wrong. Calling him a d-bag brings you down to a level much lower than he went to. My brother-in-law was an outstanding player at Wartburg. I don't think he would have helped ISU.



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    Re: Defensive End - The one that got away

    Quote Originally Posted by frontrangeclone View Post
    serious talent can come out of and/or develop at the D-III level... anyone remember Carey Bender at Coe back in the 90s? just an insane running back.
    Fred Jackson of Coe College is with the Buffalo Bills now; he started a number of games this season, mainly while Marshawn Lynch was suspended...


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    Re: Defensive End - The one that got away

    Quote Originally Posted by GoCubsGo View Post
    Life is about choices. Your brother chose to go to a smaller school to get playing time rather than sticking around for a shot at being a back-up as a senior. I don't call that "letting him get away."
    Quote Originally Posted by isu200023 View Post
    Anonymity on message boards tends to give people bigger balls, less commonsense, judgement, and regard for others. You sound like a real d-bag. I'm guessing you were cut from your JV team.

    Kudos to the OP and your BIL. It's probably a blast to watch him play and succeed.
    Humor me this. You get on gocubsgo because he makes a statement that is probably true (most walk ons don't pan out like Jesse Smith did). Then you call him a d-bag and try and say that he has an inflated sense of entitlement because he's posting on a message board anonymously?

    What a hypocrite. You're the one that's name calling isu200023. You're the one that's flying off the handle. You're the one acting like a d-bag.

    With all due respect to the OP, your BIL sounds like he had a great year and he's a great competitor, but let's not get carried away. He made a decision to leave. Nowhere in your post did you say that a coach told him to leave.


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