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    A surprise standout so far this spring...

    Has been Keith Blanton. WR coach Luke Wells specifically pointed him out in an interview after practice today. Sounds like even more depth is emerging at the wide receiver position for Iowa State. I'll post the full interview within the hour on our front page.



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    Re: A surprise standout so far this spring...

    Good to hear. I'm so excited to see some football in a few weeks.



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    Re: A surprise standout so far this spring...

    Sounds awesome, but I'm always leery of players sounding great during the first few days of spring practice. It's the primetime "NEXT YEAR NATIONAL CHAMPS!" talk



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    Re: A surprise standout so far this spring...

    Quote Originally Posted by CardinalAndGold View Post
    Sounds awesome, but I'm always leery of players sounding great during the first few days of spring practice. It's the primetime "NEXT YEAR NATIONAL CHAMPS!" talk
    I agree.

    See: Jon Davis


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    Re: A surprise standout so far this spring...

    I'm waiting to get excited until I see everyone play this year. Last year was a bbuuuuuzzz kill.


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    Re: A surprise standout so far this spring...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    I agree.

    See: Jon Davis
    Jon Davis was good but just couldn't catch. He was FAST and got seperation



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    Re: A surprise standout so far this spring...

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    Jon Davis was good but just couldn't catch. He was FAST and got seperation
    He was good. I don't want to bash him. I liked him as a player. But, spring reports always built him up in my mind, and he never quite lived up to my expectations. Especially the spring after he redshirted. If I recall correctly, he lit it up in the spring game. I was super excited about him.


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    Re: A surprise standout so far this spring...

    Good to hear. Maybe we'll see some "depth" this year. I'll be cautiously optimistic.


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    Re: A surprise standout so far this spring...

    I always thought Davis was (and I know this sounds messed up), a pretty good possession guy. He actually made a lot of tough, tough catches. It was the wide open guaranteed touchdowns that he had problems with. He got a lot of first downs along the sidelines, and kept a lot of scoring drives alive. Not a "great", but a solid role player.

    That's GREAT news about Blanton. WR is the position that needs the most improvement from last year, IMO.


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    Re: A surprise standout so far this spring...

    There are going to be allot of guys playing at WR



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    Re: A surprise standout so far this spring...

    Who is he, I didn't see him on any of the WR depth charts that our experts here at CF posted???



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    Re: A surprise standout so far this spring...

    Can't wait to tailgate and watch a little pigskin being tossed around!


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    Re: A surprise standout so far this spring...

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    Can't wait to tailgate and watch a little pigskin being tossed around!
    I hear that. I can taste the cheddar bacon burgers and jalapeņo brats already!



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    Re: A surprise standout so far this spring...

    CW, have you heard anything about Lonzie Range this spring?

    Blanton was impressive last year on scout team, very solid. He *should* get some time.



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    Re: A surprise standout so far this spring...

    Thank god this is about Blanton...I thought this thread was going to head down the Bo trail.



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