• Fanatics -

    Thank you for your patience today and welcome to the newest version of Cyclone Fanatic!

    Most of the changes we have made are very simple, but will greatly improve your user experience while visiting the website.

    We have upgraded our forum software to speed things up. Our homepage is much cleaner and should be even more mobile friendly than before.

    We appreciate your loyalty and are committed to not only keeping Cyclone Fanatic in tip-top shape, but continuing to build this community for the next decade and beyond.

    We ask that if you are experiences any glitches to let us know in this thread . Will will be diligently working on the site all day.

    Thanks again.

    Chris Williams - Publisher
Week one depth chart report – CycloneFanatic.com
Football

Week one depth chart report

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com Publisher

Iowa State’s depth chart for Thursday night’s 2010 season opener against Northern Illinois was released on Sunday evening.

CLICK HERE to check it out for yourself.

Some notes:

I was surprised to see a few things on the defensive side of the football. The biggest move in my opinion was naming senior Bailey Johnson the starting defensive tackle over sophomore Jake McDonough, a guy who the coaches have been raving about all camp long. Still, fans should plan on seeing McDonough a lot on Thursday night and throughout the rest of the season. There will be a lot of guys moving in and out on the Iowa State defensive line consistently.

– Staying on the defensive line for a second, sophomore Roosevelt Maggitt is now backing up senior Rashawn Parter at the right end position. Maggitt had previously backed up Patrick Neal on the left side of the line. Former linebacker Jacob Lattimer is now listed as Neal’s backup.

– It appears that true freshman linebacker Jeremiah George is not going to redshirt this season. George is listed as Iowa State’s second-string middle linebacker behind Matt Tau’fo’ou.

Senior Zac Sandvig is listed as Iowa State’s starting strong safety for Tuesday. He’s replacing the suspended David Sims. Redshirt freshman Jacques Washington is Sandvig’s backup.

– As expected, Iowa State still doesn’t have a true starting punter. Freshman Kirby Van Der Kamp is listed as a co-starter with senior Daniel Kuehl, who earned a scholarship last week.

Jeff Woody is Alexander Robinson’s backup at the running back position for Iowa State. This shouldn’t surprise anybody after the way Iowa State’s coaching staff has been talking about Woody over the past few weeks. Redshirt freshman James White is listed as the third-string back, with true freshman Shontrelle Johnson coming in at number four. The fact that Johnson is on the depth chart tells me that he’ll play as a true freshman. Don’t take that to the bank until we hear it from Paul Rhoads at his Monday press conference, but it makes sense. Also, I wouldn’t think that the staff would avoid redshirting Johnson just to keep him on the sideline. My prediction is that Johnson will be used in different situations and formations during the 2010 season. Only time will tell.

Check out CycloneFanatic.com all day long on Monday for the most comprehensive coverage you can possibly find, for absolutely FREE. Paul Rhoads’ press conference will begin at 11:30 a.m.

@cyclonefanatic

Recent Posts