Starting secondary next week...

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  1. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    What's going to look like? I bet McDowell and Bell are kicking themselves right now.

    CB: LJ/Banks
    Safety: O'Connell/Sims
    Nickel: Reeves? Sandvig?

    Benton was a doing a great job in the Nickel, imo. Someone has to step up here.

    Speaking of stepping, props to Mike O'Connell for coming in after Smith's ejection and playing a great game.
     
  2. clonedude

    clonedude Well-Known Member

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    Who cares about McDowell and Bell... they aren't Cyclones anymore.

    But yes, their opportunity would be there right now... BIG TIME.

    I'd guess Reeves will get some playing time... along with Zac Sandvig.
     
  3. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    One more reason why quitting doesn't pay off. It's just short-sighted, because your chance might be right there around the corner.

    I think you've probably got the starting lineup about right.
     
  4. ISUonthemove

    ISUonthemove Well-Known Member

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    Losing Benton SUCKS. He was starting to play great.
     
  5. jburke

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    Rhoads made it sound like he was playing with the injury and they basically had to force him to come out, I love that about him too....
     
  6. erikbj

    erikbj Well-Known Member

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    speaking of injuries, anyone know what happened to Lamak? He didn't play in the 2nd half.
     
  7. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    According to Coach, he was puking his guts out. Bad flu, I believe.
     
  8. The_Architect

    The_Architect Well-Known Member

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    Why would Smith not be starting at safety? Cause he was ejected? That was a weak call to eject him, the two players basically squashed it on their own and were slapping each other on the butt after that.
     
  9. ISUAlum2002

    ISUAlum2002 Well-Known Member

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    NCAA rules say that if you get ejected, you're automatically disqualified for the first half of the following game.
     
  10. MartyFine

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    I think Raven can cover guys if they need him to, and I imagine A&M is going to try to run the ball a lot...
     
  11. isuno1fan

    isuno1fan Well-Known Member

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    A&M will pass way more than they run. Their QB leads the B12 in all purpose yardage at about 350 per game. Think Reesing against us...that is what we are up against again.
     
  12. dualthreat

    dualthreat Well-Known Member

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    Please fill me in:

    What happened to Benton and Smith?
     
  13. The_Architect

    The_Architect Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, Johnson threw for about 900 yards on us last season.
     
  14. ISUAlum2002

    ISUAlum2002 Well-Known Member

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    Broken leg for Benton (not sure what area of the leg or how bad), and Smith got blasted by an kNU player after a play had ended and got back up and smacked him and got tossed.
     
  15. MartyFine

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    They ran for 321 yards against Tech yesterday, so I don't think you can totally rule out them running the ball quite a bit...
     
  16. jammin

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    Benton was really getting into a comfort zone out on the field and playing smart. Really good upside!

    I'm excited to find out who will step up and show what they are made of!
     
  17. jburke

    jburke Well-Known Member

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    I know O'Connell played well this week but I think back to last year and he was burned a lot, as well as Sandvig, I hope Reeves is as advertised because I have little faith in the other 2, maybe someone else will step up, Watson, Broomfield, or JC (Brooks or Crenshaw).
     
  18. woodie

    woodie Well-Known Member

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    we need to recruit 6-0 4.4 40- and 200 lb d-backs. reeves may be fast,but how can a short d-back outjump a 6-6 receiver.sims is an exception at 5-9-this kid is a very good athlete.
     
  19. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    Because there are SO many of those. :skeptical:

    Their job isn't to outjump them, their job is to knock it away when they come down.

    There aren't exactly a ton of 6-6 receivers out there either.
     
  20. Clone5

    Clone5 Well-Known Member

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    Andrew is injured and probably won't be seeing the field while he is here. No offense to him, I'm sure he's a great practice player.
     

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