• 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
Football

JOTTINGS: Post spring game nuggets

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com Publisher

Some notes from Paul Rhoads’ post scrimmage press conference…

Rhoads said that Jared Barnett and Steele Jantz are clearly ahead of redshirt freshman Sam Richardson right now at the quarterback position. Rhoads also added that Richardson is still in the mix and will compete for the job this fall.

Rhoads mentioned that the performance of the quarterbacks in Saturday’s spring game was not reflective of what has been going on all spring long. Barnett, Jantz and Richardson all threw interceptions in the scrimmage. Barnett’s interception was taken 94-yards for a touchdown by linebacker A.J. Klein. Richardson was the only quarterback that threw a touchdown. It was a 6-yard pass to Tad Ecby.

Rhoads called junior linebacker Jeremiah George the most improved player on Iowa State’s defense this spring. George recorded eight tackles in the scrimmage and led the Cardinal team with five.

— Rhoads said that senior wide receiver Josh Lenz had his most productive practice of the spring on Saturday. Lenz had seven receptions for 98 yards.

Speaking of wide receivers, Rhoads commented that all three freshmen (Tad Ecby, Quenton Bundrage and Ja’Quarius Daniels) will see playing time in 2012.

In another wide receivers note, Rhoads also mentioned that over the last five practices, former quarterback Jerome Tiller had really proven himself at the position. Rhoads expects him to be a contributor in the fall. Tiller caught five passes on the day (while playing for both teams) for 44 yards.

Wide receiver Albert Gary did not participate in Saturday’s scrimmage due to a knee injury that he suffered a  few weeks ago.

 

Recent Posts