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NOTEBOOK: Redshirts burned, running game woes and more

 AMES — Tuesday, ISU coach Paul Rhoads hinted at the very real possibility true freshman running back Martinez Syria could see playing time in 2014 — and very soon. In Saturday’s 49-28 loss to Baylor, possibility met reality as Syria eventually became the prim...
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NOTEBOOK: The second season is underway

AMES --- From the standpoint of game preparation, Iowa State’s 2014 football schedule could not have been scripted more favorably.Iowa State’s first three games were against the most (power) run-oriented teams that the Cyclones will see all season. Now, I...
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(Overreaction) Monday Musings

When Iowa State lost its second straight season opener to an FCS program – an embarrassing 34-14 defeat to North Dakota State just over two weeks ago – the conversation that followed on this website was as vile as I have ever seen.By visiting our message b...
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Williams: Position-by-position depth chart jottings

AMES --- A week after the start of fall camp, Iowa State held its football media day on Sunday at Jack Trice Stadium and with that, head coach Paul Rhoads released a shiny new depth chart. While it wasn't exactly full of surprises, it does provide us an opportunity to go position-by-position and analyze key position battles that will ...
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Cyclones remain a work in progress

Go ahead, put up some cones and orange signs. After Iowa State’s annual spring game on Saturday it’s clear, the Cyclones remain under construction.Iowa State didn’t do much to inspire confidence after a 3-9 season, but it’s important to remember it’s April...

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