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    ESPN Blog: Thoughts on the Cyclones

    Thoughts on the Cyclones - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

    I like the sound of A-Rob busting some big plays, but I hope it's a sign of his playmaking ability and not a sluggish defense.



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    Re: ESPN Blog: Thoughts on the Cyclones

    Recurring theme from Rhoads: "We've got a long way to go." Everyone in the program is proud of what they accomplished in 2009, but seven wins isn't acceptable in the big picture for Iowa State.
    Probably the most important line in the entire article...


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    Re: ESPN Blog: Thoughts on the Cyclones

    Tau'fo'ou is 5'10" and 246? Holy cow


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    Re: ESPN Blog: Thoughts on the Cyclones

    Quote Originally Posted by CardinalAndGold View Post
    Tau'fo'ou is 5'10" and 246? Holy cow
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    Re: ESPN Blog: Thoughts on the Cyclones

    Let's Go Cyclones!! Big plays on O....and smacking some heads on D!



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    Re: ESPN Blog: Thoughts on the Cyclones

    I think the offense is poised for some major breakouts.

    Last year, Herman threw the entire playbook at them, and it caused problems for a lot of guys, especially AA, who has to learn every position besides his own. After dealing with that thing for a year, they've grasped it.

    I remember last year when Rhoads said during Spring ball that the defense was ahead of the offense, and the season seemed to look that way at times as well. It seems like right now, the offensive talent is starting to put it all together. I don't think the coaches would be praising these guys so publicly if they weren't seeing some really impressive stuff out of them.


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    Re: ESPN Blog: Thoughts on the Cyclones

    yeah, i'd like more, but seven wins with our schedule this year would be a good year in my book, especially if the 7th was the last one!



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    Re: ESPN Blog: Thoughts on the Cyclones

    From what I am hearing it seems like the focus for the inexperienced linebackers is consistency. It seems like they have the physical tools to make all the plays, they just need to make them every time.



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    Re: ESPN Blog: Thoughts on the Cyclones

    I like the good things he has to say about Tiller. It is nice to know there is someone ready to step in next year (hopefully it is not necessary this year).


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    Re: ESPN Blog: Thoughts on the Cyclones

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    I like the good things he has to say about Tiller. It is nice to know there is someone ready to step in next year (hopefully it is not necessary this year).
    Did Tiller play HS bball? I hear we have a lot of openings on the bball team if football could spare him this year...



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    Re: ESPN Blog: Thoughts on the Cyclones

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    I think the offense is poised for some major breakouts.

    Last year, Herman threw the entire playbook at them, and it caused problems for a lot of guys, especially AA, who has to learn every position besides his own. After dealing with that thing for a year, they've grasped it.

    I remember last year when Rhoads said during Spring ball that the defense was ahead of the offense, and the season seemed to look that way at times as well. It seems like right now, the offensive talent is starting to put it all together. I don't think the coaches would be praising these guys so publicly if they weren't seeing some really impressive stuff out of them.
    I agree. Offense could be something fun to watch this year.

    I also liked your comment on the blog itself, gamedays at ISU are awesome and I would imagine it being even better this year than in years past with all the buzz around the program. Should make for a fun fall.



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    Re: ESPN Blog: Thoughts on the Cyclones

    Quote Originally Posted by CardinalAndGold View Post
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    Re: ESPN Blog: Thoughts on the Cyclones

    The linebackers have a long way to go, with A.J. Klein and Jake Knott bringing only 40 career tackles combined into their first season as likely starters.
    The question is, did he mean a long ways to go because of what he saw in practice or due to the inexperience?



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    Re: ESPN Blog: Thoughts on the Cyclones

    Quote Originally Posted by TedKumsher View Post
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    I don't know why -- I just thought that was funny.
    I agree



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    Re: ESPN Blog: Thoughts on the Cyclones

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    I like the good things he has to say about Tiller. It is nice to know there is someone ready to step in next year (hopefully it is not necessary this year).
    It would have been better to see some glowing comments about him throwing the ball, we already know the guy can make plays with his feet.



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