The Athletic State of the Program

Discussion in 'Football' started by Cyched, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:28 AM.

  1. Cyched

    Cyched Minister of Culture
    SuperFanatic SuperFanatic T2

    May 8, 2009
    15,264
    5,062
    113
    Ankeny
    Ratings:
    +24,086 / 376 / -1
    Great/thorough article on this years team with position breakdowns.



    Pretty bullish on the team. Who wants to conduct the hype train?
     
    • Like Like x 2
  2. Statefan10

    Statefan10 Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2019
    6,870
    1,088
    113
    Male
    Ratings:
    +8,566 / 404 / -3
    Not subscribed. Care to summarize?
     
  3. Cyched

    Cyched Minister of Culture
    SuperFanatic SuperFanatic T2

    May 8, 2009
    15,264
    5,062
    113
    Ankeny
    Ratings:
    +24,086 / 376 / -1
    Campbell says his most talented team yet.

    Mention of Andrews

    Good things to say about Purdy and Hall

    High on our WR/TE depth

    OL is the glaring deficiency (think we knew that)

    Touched on recruiting and staff changes
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Informative Informative x 3
  4. CtownCyclone

    CtownCyclone Loves a rainy night
    SuperFanatic SuperFanatic T2

    Jan 20, 2010
    14,404
    1,978
    113
    Male
    Project Manager
    Where they love the governor
    Ratings:
    +6,489 / 97 / -3
    This tidbit about the defensive staff:
    Campbell says everyone on the defensive staff has had multiple opportunities to leave, and he’s grateful they haven’t. It’s a tightly bonded group, and they’ll continue to refine and evolve their odd-stack system.
     
    • Like Like x 5
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 1
  5. cydsho

    cydsho Well-Known Member
    SuperFanatic

    Apr 10, 2006
    2,097
    405
    83
    Omaha, NE
    Ratings:
    +2,104 / 48 / -0
    I almost don't want to read anything on the upcoming season and get my hopes up then have the rug pulled out if they have to cancel the season. The most cyclone thing ever....
     
    • Agree Agree x 15
    • Winner Winner x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  6. CyGuy5

    CyGuy5 Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2013
    2,572
    414
    83
    Male
    Northwest Iowa
    Ratings:
    +2,975 / 315 / -8
    I’m trying not to get too excited. Last year was supposedly our most talented team and they underachieved quite a bit
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
  7. Sigmapolis

    Sigmapolis Minister of Economy
    SuperFanatic SuperFanatic T2

    Aug 10, 2011
    17,106
    5,695
    113
    Male
    Washington, DC
    Ratings:
    +22,299 / 1,259 / -21
    The final record was somewhat disappointing yes, but...

    Iowa = 17-18 lost by 1
    Baylor = 21-23 lost by 2
    OSU = 27-34 lost by 7
    OU = 41-42 lost by 1
    KSU = 17-27 lost by 10
    ND = 9-33 lost by a lot

    Three of those games basically came down to the last play.

    Oklahoma State came down to the last possession.

    We kind of ran out of gas by Kansas State, and Notre Dame kicked our butts.

    Being in every game we played but one is a very good sign.
     
    • Agree Agree x 8
  8. SEIOWA CLONE

    SEIOWA CLONE Well-Known Member

    Dec 19, 2018
    2,170
    448
    83
    Male
    Ratings:
    +2,732 / 290 / -49
    Our season will come down to the O line play and not turning the ball over, if we do those two things, we will be very good.

    If anyone has not signed up for the Athletic yet, you really should, they have teaser rates all the time for a couple bucks a month. Well worth it if you are into sports. Best thing out there since the old Sporting News back in the day.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  9. CascadeClone

    CascadeClone Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2009
    3,564
    594
    113
    Ratings:
    +2,694 / 93 / -0
    The offensive line is the question, and the answer to all questions.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  10. Statefan10

    Statefan10 Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2019
    6,870
    1,088
    113
    Male
    Ratings:
    +8,566 / 404 / -3
    I think this is the year the offensive line takes a big step forward. We don't need them to be great. Be consistently average and SMART. False starts have been absolute killers the past two years.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  11. Aclone

    Aclone Well-Known Member

    Dec 14, 2007
    16,692
    1,273
    113
    Des Moines, Ia.
    Ratings:
    +3,809 / 251 / -7
    I’d expect them to be better across the board. The “big step forward” seems to me would come in ‘21–with likely five returning starters.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  12. stuclone

    stuclone Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2013
    685
    402
    63
    Male
    Ames, IA
    Ratings:
    +1,433 / 26 / -0
    I would agree with this, and I'm sure Campbell does too. When he mentions a lot of players in the article it is a lot of "they're good, but can they be great?" And what does it take to become great. The team may have been the most talented last year, but they were also very young. A 7-5 "disappointing" year can be great motivation for a young team to really hit the offseason hard and get to that great level. Just hopeful COVID doesn't hinder that progress...
     

Share This Page