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    so, what is in the near future for ISU FB?

    I know that there is some talent on the O and a few good defenders, but with the massive losses on the OL and DL it looks to me like a long season again this year. Even with new coaches and weight training does anyone expect to see much, if any improvement?

    Is there someone that is in Ames that has any insight at all about how the team is developing under the new coaches?



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    Re: so, what is in the near future for ISU FB?

    i honestly think we should be improved by alot.. we had the talent last year and do again this year, but last year we did not use it to our advantage.. also this year i see us taking more risks and not laying down at all
    overal i am hoping for 6 wins, any more i will be frosting on the cake


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    Re: so, what is in the near future for ISU FB?

    ALOT and I mean ALOT will come down to the newcomers. There are a lot of Dline newcomers that we need to step in early (Weir and Black) We also need the O lineman that we signed out of HS to come in and really progress quickly. They will be needed shortly.

    This could be a frustrating year record wise but I really feel great about the future. Iowa, Texas, OU, @TT, @Neb will all be extremely tough games. @Toledo, @Mizzou, @KU will be tough to a much lesser degree. Winable games against UNI, Kent, CU, and KSU should make the season fun as all those game are at home.

    Sneak out 2 tougher wins and you COULD easily have a bowl team. 6-6 would be great, but there are MAJOR weaknesses on the two lines.



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    Re: so, what is in the near future for ISU FB?

    Baby steps.....
    I don't think judging this team on how we start will be an effective way of measuring not only talent, but coaching as well. When we see where we end the season, that will be the true measuring stick..



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    Re: so, what is in the near future for ISU FB?

    My prediction.....PAIN.


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    Re: so, what is in the near future for ISU FB?

    We still have some talent in the skilled positions but we lack depth and experience in the trenches on both sides of the ball which usually spells doom. Add in the players learning a new system and a tough schedule it could make for another long year, but if they can manage 6 wins I would be extatic.



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    Re: so, what is in the near future for ISU FB?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post

    This could be a frustrating year record wise but I really feel great about the future. Iowa, Texas, OU, @TT, @Neb will all be extremely tough games. @Toledo, @Mizzou, @KU will be tough to a much lesser degree. Winable games against UNI, Kent, CU, and KSU should make the season fun as all those game are at home.
    I'll agree with that assessment if you switch Iowa with Mizzou. I'd give us a much better chance with Iowa at home, than I would with Mizzou on the road.



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    Re: so, what is in the near future for ISU FB?

    They say games are won in the trenches (this proved true last season) and based on our lines I'm still standing by my 4 to 5 wins prediction. You can have all the talent you can imagine behind those lines but bottom line is if there is no protection for the QB and no holes for the RB you aren't going to move the ball well. And a defensive line that can't stop the run or give a decent pass rush is going to put a lot of pressure on the linebackers and defensive backs to make a lot of big plays to make up for that.

    Like someone said, baby steps. With a program like ISU you can't turn a mess into a powerhouse overnight. I've said it before, you can polish a turd all you want but at the end of the day it's still a turd. I want to see this team win and win sooner rather than later but it's unrealistic to think we are going to see a huge improvement right away with all the questions we still have, especially on the lines which is a big part of having success on the field.



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    Re: so, what is in the near future for ISU FB?

    I'm hoping to see a very different defensive approach. I want to see some specialty down and distance packages; however, I most want to see good game time adjustments.



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    Re: so, what is in the near future for ISU FB?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    ALOT and I mean ALOT will come down to the newcomers. There are a lot of Dline newcomers that we need to step in early (Weir and Black) We also need the O lineman that we signed out of HS to come in and really progress quickly. They will be needed shortly.

    This could be a frustrating year record wise but I really feel great about the future. Iowa, Texas, OU, @TT, @Neb will all be extremely tough games. @Toledo, @Mizzou, @KU will be tough to a much lesser degree. Winable games against UNI, Kent, CU, and KSU should make the season fun as all those game are at home.

    Sneak out 2 tougher wins and you COULD easily have a bowl team. 6-6 would be great, but there are MAJOR weaknesses on the two lines.
    I agree. If the JUCOs come in and live up to expectations, we're looking at a bowl team. If not, then 3-4 wins is the max. Bass and Franklin have the chance to make the Offense more explosive. The key on Defense is getting a pass rush and a decent interior rotation that is able to stop the run. I think between Lyle, Wier, Tate, Kellman and Black, that is possible. If Bibbs and Bell are able to start, the D is starting to actually look tough.


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    Re: so, what is in the near future for ISU FB?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCloned View Post
    I know that there is some talent on the O and a few good defenders, but with the massive losses on the OL and DL it looks to me like a long season again this year. Even with new coaches and weight training does anyone expect to see much, if any improvement?

    Is there someone that is in Ames that has any insight at all about how the team is developing under the new coaches?
    "LONG SEASON YOU SAY". Looks to me like a very LONG SEASON with very few wins and just a setup season for '08!!!



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    Re: so, what is in the near future for ISU FB?

    May be the season to go for offensive records.


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    Re: so, what is in the near future for ISU FB?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBobby View Post
    "LONG SEASON YOU SAY". Looks to me like a very LONG SEASON with very few wins and just a setup season for '08!!!
    This is my list of things that cannot go anywhere but up.

    1. Tackling- it has to be better. ISU last year was the worst tackling team I have ever seen for the level of play. Is Berg still playing? That cat missed more tackles than I can count last year. He must be a practice hero because if I watched any tape of last year, he would start at water boy.

    2. Screen passes- I don't like a lot of screens, but I could coach one better than the ISU staff of last year.

    3. Speed at running back-Hicks was one of the slowest running backs to play the position and made the offensive line look much worse than they were. See kock running ball.

    4. Ego problems-heard blythe suddenly isn't strutting around the practice field anymore. The new staff doesn't appear to baby him like the old staff.

    5. Conservative scheme- too many examples to mention. ISU can't be more conservative which is a good thing in my book.



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    Re: so, what is in the near future for ISU FB?

    I figure we can win all our non conference games and one more Big 12 game if we give our best effort.


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    Re: so, what is in the near future for ISU FB?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoore_23 View Post
    i honestly think we should be improved by alot.. we had the talent last year and do again this year, but last year we did not use it to our advantage.. also this year i see us taking more risks and not laying down at all
    overal i am hoping for 6 wins, any more i will be frosting on the cake
    I'm not sure I can see us getting 6 wins, but I DEFINITELY agree about us not playing to our advantages.

    Every game last year I kept thinking "why doesn't he just say screw the RB and go with the fullback, he's our best runner"

    IMHO we could EASILY have won 2 to 3 more games if we had just used "K" as our feature back. I mean, if we were going to try to run it up the gut, why not use the man that could (and did around the goal-line) carry the mail.

    It was pretty obvious around the goal-line who was going to get the ball, and how many times didn't he deliver.

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