Iowa State football practice: Paul Rhoads sets starters on offensive line


There wasn’t as much excitement surrounding Iowa State practice on day two, especially in the social media department because Iowa fans didn’t get bent out of shape and reach ridiculous conclusions on photos. Still, we found out that head coach Paul Rhoads has set his starters on the offensive line and Jake Campos could get significant playing time.

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Rhoads announced that the starting lineup on the offensive line would be the same that took the field on the final game of the season (via Cyclone Fanatic).

"“I think we have a starting five right now with (Brock) Dagel, (Daniel) Burton, Tom (Farniok), Oni (Omoile) and Jacob Gannon,” Rhoads said after Tuesday morning’s practice. “The other guys provide us great depth and…the more guys you can play, the better it is for your conditioning, your freshness, your morale...”"

An offensive lineman that got a lot of attention today was redshirt freshman Jake Campos, who Rhoads reiterated that he would be getting playing time this season with Dagel still recovering from an injury. Campos is listed as the backup at left tackle but has received plenty of reps with the first team.

Despite being just a redshirt freshman, Campos is huge. He bulked up around 30 pounds compared to last season, putting him at a beefy 285 pounds in a 6-foot-7 frame.

Other practice news

— We already updated the situation on backup center Ben Loth’s injury. More information will be known after Loth receives an MRI later this week. Jamison Lalk will be the backup center in the meantime.

— CF also gave us an update on the punting situation. Colin Downing, who wasn’t on the pre-fall camp depth chart, is in competition with Holden Kramer for the job. He’s a favorite to become the Cyclones’ newest kicker, but it’s certainly not set in stone.