1-18 Williams Blog

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day Fanatics. Many of you have today off. If that’s the case, enjoy it.

We’ll be plugging away as usual today here at As it is each and every Monday during the football and basketball seasons, it is press conference day in Ames. Bill Fennelly and Greg McDermott will be meeting with members of the media later on so look forward to coverage from those events this afternoon.

I also wanted to take some time to let you all know about a couple more football interviews that will be up on the site later this week. I recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Iowa State’s defensive line coach Curtis Bray and tight end’s coach Courtney Messingham. Like offensive line coach Bill Bliel did last week, these two pieces provide great insight into what the 2010 Cyclone football team will look like come Sept. 2.

The interview with Bray gives wonderful insight on the development of Iowa State’s 2010 defensive line. Obviously, that is going to be one of the many keys to the Cyclones going back to another bowl game.

The Messingham interview was fascinating to me. What is the tight end’s real role in this new Iowa State offense? What is the perfect tight end for a Tom Herman run unit? Coach Messingham answered some of those questions and more.

I’m looking forward to bringing you those interviews as well as more football content here in the coming weeks at

Short blog today. Check out the site later on today for all of the Cyclone hoops content that you can handle.