Spring Football: Updates on the Cyclones


Iowa State is in their second week of spring football practices.  Paul Rhoads held a press conference today discussing the practices so far.  Here are some quick notes and updates dealing with what he said from a couple sources.

– Three of Iowa State’s receivers have been hit with injuries so far.  According to Chris Williams of CycloneFanatic.com, Aaron Horne has broken his collarbone which will cost him the rest of the Spring.  Horne will have surgery tomorrow.  Also out for the Cyclones at WR is J’Quarius Daniels and Chris Young.

– Paul Rhoads said that the practices so far have been “intense and physical” (courtesy of Bobby La Gesse).

– Jansen Watson is fast, faster than Reeves and Leonard Johnson according to Rhoads. (courtesy of Dan Tracy)

Here are a few excerpts from a good read on the press conference from Radio Iowa.

"“If I could describe practice in two words, it would be intense and physical,” Rhoads says. “Very pleased, even the first two days in helmets only, how we started, how we practiced and what the tempo was.”"

Dealing with Jake Knott’s injury:

"Knott says being held out of spring practice will help him for next season. He says he’s been hurt every summer going into fall camp, and that set him back after all the work he put in during the winter. Knott says the type of workouts he is doing now will help ensure he is the strongest and fastest he’s ever been."