One thing became clear to me last weekend... The football players are being analyzed in ways theyâ€™ve never encountered before. Every step Bret Meyer takes is being closely watched. The way he takes snaps is being worked on. Drop backs and wait is no longer acceptable â€“ at all. Get rid of it, run or you wonâ€™t play is the message to the ISU quarterbacks. No one player is better than fundamentals and the system. Even Todd Blythe is being broken down. Too much unnecessary movement when he begins is route is being fixed. Running himself too far into the sideline will be no more. It doesnâ€™t matter what the name is on the back of your jersey or how many ISU records you hold â€“ no one, is void of fault. I canâ€™t help but think this couldnâ€™t have come at a better time for 2 great athletes. Not just to benefit the â€™07 team â€“ but also for their careers at the next level. Blythe is without a doubt going to play in the NFL. Meyer looked the part until last year when he struggled â€“ some of which is on him and some isnâ€™t. This fall, in addition to trying to win football games and taking another stab at that elusive Big 12 North title â€“ Meyer and Blythe will showcase their talents to NFL scouts for the last time. Just 12 games left. Heck, do something special and theyâ€™ll have 13. While theyâ€™re at it, why not play 14 games this year? Anythingâ€™s possibleâ€¦ I like what the staff is doing with these two and all the guys in Cardinal & Gold. Offensive linemen learning new techniques. Linebackers being run through various pass defending drills. Kickers holding the chains during the scrimmage, just as excited and vocal as those on the field. Most of these players have had at least 4 different coaching staffs (Jr. High, JV, HS, D-Mac). Hereâ€™s the 5th set of eyes to dissect their every move. That canâ€™t be bad, can it? Weâ€™ve all been in the situation where we know thereâ€™s a problem yet our eyes have been looking at it for so long, even when itâ€™s right in front of us â€“ we canâ€™t find it. New set of eyes locates the thorn in your side within minutes. Not only does ISU football have a new set of eyes, these eyes have been part of conference and national titles. That doesnâ€™t suck for anyone. Well, unless youâ€™re fortune didnâ€™t bless you with a jersey that says â€œIOWA STATEâ€ on the front of it.