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Friday, April 14: Important Spring Game Information
Iowa State's Cyclone Gridiron Club Spring Football Game Saturday will kickoff at 2 p.m. in Jack Trice Stadium. Admission is free. The general public can watch the game from the east side of the stadium and should enter the stadium only through Gate 1 on the east side of the stadium. Gate 1 on the east side will open for the general public at 1 p.m. Jack Trice Club members, media and working staff should enter the stadium through Gate 1 beginning at 12:30 p.m. Suite holders can enter the stadium through Gate 5.
All parking is free. The northeast concession stands will be open on the east concourse. Restrooms on the east concourse will be open for the game.
The Iowa State ticket office will open at 1 p.m. and close at 3 p.m. for fans wishing to purchase season tickets.
The Guest Services booth will be open on the east concourse.
The game will be broadcast on KASI-AM radio (1430) in Ames and KXNO-AM radio (1460) in central Iowa. Audio is available on Clone Zone via cyclones.com. We will not have a video stream available but cyclones.com will post highlights of the spring game shortly after its completion.
The 2011 football posters will NOT be available at the spring game on Saturday. The Iowa State athletics department will release poster pick-up information on cyclones.com, Facebook and on Twitter when the posters are available.
Friday, April 14: Spring Football Primer
It is here. The spring game kicks off Saturday at 2 p.m. inside Jack Trice Stadium. Here is a fan primer of videos from the 2010 season to help get you ready for the spring game. Click the embedded media players below and other links to see some of the featured videos from last season!
The Iowa State football team practiced inside the Bergstrom Indoor Practice Facility on Thurday, going in full pads in the final time before Saturday's Spring Game. Click the links below for two brief practice clips from today. A post-practice interview with offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman is also available below.
Today marks the final day of cyclones.com's spring practice highlight coverage. Check this page tomorrow morning for a "Spring Football Primer," a collection of videos meant to get fans ready for Saturday's Spring Game as well a printable roster for the Spring Game
The Iowa State football team practiced outside on the Johnny Majors Practice Fields on a beautiful spring day in Ames. Click the links below for a few brief practice highlights. There will be no post-practice interview today and in case you missed it, complete coverage of Paul Rhoads' second spring football media conference is available below.
Tuesday, April 12: Updated Depth Chart and Media Conference No. 2
Our Athletics Communications department and coaching staff have released an updated depth chart prior to the spring game. A link to that is available here or by clicking on the right hand side of this page.
Head coach Paul Rhoads and select players met with the media today for the second formal media conference of the spring. Brief notes from Rhoads are available below as well as archived press conferences from Rhoads and players.
- QB Jerome Tiller has a dinged up elbow which has limited his reps this spring. He will still participate in the spring game.
- DE Rony Nelson suffered a concussion earlier in spring ball and will miss the rest of spring practice.
- OL Sam Tautolo bruised his shoulder last week and will miss the rest of spring ball.
- After missing the first several practices, WR Josh Lenz returned to practice early last week.
- "Physical." That is the word Rhoads would use to describe spring ball.
- All four QBs have had their good days and bad days and Rhoads is not prepared to name a starting quarterback during spring practice.
- Rhoads has been impressed with the wide receivers and safeties and both position battles have been exciting to watch.
- Rhoads says Iowa State is a faster football team and that is evident on the practice field.
- Rhoads is very excited about the running back position. That group has lived up to expectations coming into spring ball.
- Rhoads never names a spring MVP, but said if he had to name one, RB James White and DL Jake McDonough are probably the most improved players this spring.
- Freshman LB Jevohn Miller is like a sponge, he soaks up everything. After Saturday's spring game, he has his high school prom later in the evening.
- QB Steele Jantz is about where the coaching staff expected him to be in terms of picking up the offense at this point.
- Rhoads says the running backs and wide receivers have shown more explosion and play-making ability that in the last two years.
- Rhoads praised the open field ability of WR Jarvis West, who caught the ball two yards behind the line of scrimmage and took it for 50-plus yards in last Saturday's scrimmage
Steele Jantz is about where the coaching staff expected him to be in terms of picking up the offense at this point.
Rhoads says the RBs and WRs have much more explosive, play-making ability than in past 2 years.
Updated Depth Chart Notables
- 78 Bob Graham No. 3 at left guard
- 56 Ben Loth No. 3 at center
- 65 Jacob Gannon
No. 3 at right guard
- 48 Jacob Lattimer No. 1 at left end
- 94 Jake McDonough No. 1 at defensive tackle
- 55 Jevohn Miller No. 2 at WILL linebacker
- 8 Matt Thomas No. 2 at left cornerback
- 2 Jansen Watson No. 3 at strong safety
- 27 C.J. Morgan No. 2 at nickel
Here is what head coach Paul Rhoads had to say about the format of Saturday's Spring Game...
"It will be offense vs. defense. We won't try and match up a certain offense vs. a certain defense. We won't have a draft like some people like to do.
"For the first time, I might do a little bit different scoring system. Might make it truly offense vs. defense and award the defense points for certain things and the offense will get points for traditional reasons."
"I'll sleep on that for a few days and then decide how far that goes."
Saturday, April 9: Scrimmage No. 2
The Iowa State football team conducted its second full scrimmage of the spring inside Jack Trice Stadium Saturday. A Big 12 Conference officiating crew was on hand to referee the scrimmage. Below are links to a scrimmage photo gallery and brief post-scrimmage interviews and quotes from head coach Paul Rhoads, defensive coordinator Wally Burnham and offensive coordinator Tom Herman.
"I thought we played with more desire today, compared to last weekend. We still haven't performed as a unit in a scrimmage as well as we have played as a unit in practice. We have to get our offense playing at game speed. The offensive line is playing well in every phase of the game."
"I do think we are going to have more people on the field who can make big plays or turn a short gain into a long gain. The running backs are running hard right now. At quarterback, we still have a lot of work to do. Jerome Tiller has made progress. He is doing better than I thought he would at this point. Steele Jantz has shown us that he can run. But we need him to make quicker decisions with the football. I think James Capello and Jared Barnett have been real solid for us."
"There is still a lot of work to do at this point."
Paul Rhoads and Wally Burnham Post-Scrimmmage Interview
Friday, April 8: Practice No. 10
The Iowa State football team practiced outside on the Johnny Majors Practice Field for the first time this spring, going in half-pads for the first time since practice two. Click below for two brief practice clips and a post-practice interview with wide receivers coach Courtney Messingham.
The Iowa State football team conducted its ninth practice of spring ball Thursday inside the Bergstrom Indoor Practice Facility. The team spent the last eight periods in a controlled scrimmage setting working on various situations. Click the links below for brief practice highlights as well as a post-practice interview with defensive tackles coach Shane Burnham.
Several practices ago, Shontrelle Johnson's white No. 21 jersey was torn. Junior wide receiver Tyler Petersen also wears No. 21. Peterson's jersey was given to Johnson by the equipment staff and Petersen is now wearing a white No. 11 jersey for the remainder of spring ball.
The Iowa State football team practiced inside the Bergstrom Indoor Practice Facility (specialists worked outside) going full pads on what was a beautiful Tuesday afternoon in Ames. Click the links below to see brief practice highlights as well as a post-practice interview with defensive ends coach Curtis Bray.
The Iowa State football team held its first scrimmage of the spring inside Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday. Click the links below for a scrimmage photo gallery and a post-scrimmage interview with head coach Paul Rhoads and coordinators Tom Herman and Wally Burnham.
Post-Scrimmage Interview with Rhoads, Burnham and Herman
Thursday, March 31: Practice No. 6
The Iowa State football team practiced for the fourth straight day in full pads and conducted a short 50 play scrimmage at the tail end of practice. The team started practice witht the funnel drill again for second straight Thursday practice. Click the links below to see brief practice highlights as well as a post-practice interview with running backs coach Ken Pope.
PHOTO OF SPRING BALL SO FAR: OL Kelechi Osemele destroyed his shoe at today's practice like we've never seen before. Check that photo out here.
The Iowa State football team practiced in full pads Tuesday inside the Bergstrom Indoor Practice Facility, going for a little over two hours for the fifth practice of spring football. Click the links below to watch position drills and a post-practice interview with defensive backs coach Bobby Elliott.
The Iowa State football team practiced in full pads for the second-straight day inside the Bergstrom Indoor Practice Facility on Saturday. Today marked the third-consecutive day of practice. The team will take two days off before resuming on Tuesday. Click the links below to watch several position drills from today's practice.
The Iowa State football team practiced for the first time in full pads Friday inside the Bergstrom Indoor Training Facility. Click the video links below to watch several position drills from practice, including the popular "funnel drill," which kicked off practice. The embedded media player below has a post-practice interview with tight ends coach Luke Wells.
The Iowa State football team practiced for the second straight day in shorts and helmets inside the Bergstrom Indoor Training Facility Thursday. Click the video links below to watch several position drills from the first practice. The embedded media player below has a post-practice interview with offensive line coach Bill Bliel.
The Iowa State football team opened 2011 spring practice Tuesday, practicing in helmets and shorts for just over two hours inside the Bergstrom Indoor Practice Facility. Click the video links below to watch several position drills from the first practice.
Tuesday, March 22: Pro Day Results, Rhoads and Players Media Conference
Iowa State held its annual pro day for NFL scouts in the weightroom and in the Bergstrom Indoor Practice Facility. Click the PDF document below to see results of how some of Iowa State's players performed. We'll post video highlights of Pro Day later this afternoon. Click the embedded media player and video links below to see an archive of head coach Paul Rhoads' media conference and interviews with select players, including new QB Steele Jantz, who made his first appearance in front of the media on Tuesday.
Paul Rhoads Spring Football Archived Media Conference
Pro Day, Media Conference and First Practice Held Tuesday
Iowa State will hold its annual Pro Day on Tuesday, beginning at 9 a.m. in the weight room and then moving to the Bergstrom Indoor Practice Facility for the running and individual workouts. Visit this page for video coverage and to see final testing results. For those of you on Twitter, be sure to follow @CycloneFB on Twitter to get updates from Pro Day on Twitter.
The following Iowa State players are working out for pro scouts tomorrow:
OL Alex Alvarez, QB Austen Arnaud, TE Collin Franklin, DL Bailey Johnson, OL Ben Lamaak, DB Mike O'Connell, DB David Sims and RB Alexander Robinson.
Friday, March 18: Roster Additions and Number Changes
Number Changes/Additions The cyclones.com staff received a jersey number roster from our equipment staff last Thursday. The following list includes jersey numbers for new members of the team, as well as number changes from last season. Players in bold played last year and have changed numbers.