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Nick Fett: Driver, mover, walk-on pile pusher

AMES — As a youngster, Nick Fett drove a golf cart into a country club sand trap.As a walk-on tackle-turned-guard, the Iowa State lineman helped push running back Mike Warren into the corridor of history as a 1,000-yard rusher. Not a bad approach shot for the fi...
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O-LINE: Mangino sees “vast improvement”

AMES — Sam Richardson noticed the positive development. The burly guys who protect ISU's senior quarterback — the often-banged up guys who are also tasked with opening holes for a long-struggling running game — seemed to be operating in a unified manner ...
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Trench talk: JUCOs aim to shore up depleted interior

 AMES — Iowa State offensive line coach Brandon Blaney needed to execute a mental rewind. The Patrick Scoggins he’d met via video highlights flashed the prototypical blend of meanness and skill he seeks in an interior lineman. The one he’d met in person? A p...
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Panic attack caused Jacob Gannon to quit the team

AMES — There seems to be no air. Your brain tells you that you're suffocating. The nearest window appears to be miles away. That’s how Iowa State offensive lineman Jacob Gannon felt during a Wednesday, Sept. 3 practice. It’s called a panic attack.And when it...
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Shhh: Mark Mangino’s offense will speak for itself

 AMES — Just try to pry the lid off the first offensive game plan Mark Mangino’s devised for ISU. You’ll utterly fail — and receive answers like this: “I think we’ll just let our play speak for itself on Saturday,” understandably guarded Cyclone offen...
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CFTV: Offensive line coach enthusiastic early on

AMES --- Iowa State's new offensive line coach Brandon Blaney is a real bubble full of energy. He is passionate about what he does and Blaney, who was with the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL a year ago, likes what he sees in his group early on in full camp. Blaney met with the media after Tuesday's practice. Our camera was rolling....