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NOTEBOOK: Fall camp defensive tackle update

AMES --- Last Spring, Paul Rhoads called Pierre Aka into his office and told the soon to be junior that the Iowa State coaching staff was considering moving him to the offensive line.Aka wasn’t pleased. He saw this potential move as a demotion.“I think that was...

Demond Tucker primed to make his mark on the D-line

 AMES — Demond Tucker’s never been shy about shooting for the stars. It simply doesn’t matter that being tagged as “undersized” forced his game underground — off the radar for a number of highly successful college football programs largely because he’s...

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...

Jensen an extra coach for young D-tackles group

 AMES — Brandon Jensen didn’t flinch. For four-plus months during Iowa’s coldest winter in 30 years, the Iowa State defense tackle stuck by his decision to leave the team. School had intensified. Life had, too. “No one wanted me to leave,” Jensen...