Iowa State football coach Dan McCarney hopes the hard work of the past few years finally pays off on the field this Fall. The Cyclones have a number of veterans back from last year’s 4-7 team and will be in search of the school’s first bowl appearance since 1978.McCarney says a large senior class of 23-players is a plus for this season. He says they’ve given the team leadership all through the year.McCarney says there is a veteran at nearly every spot on the field.Pre-season drills will be a much different situation for senior quarterback Sage Rosenfels. The Maquoketa native battled Derrick Walker last year before earning the starting job. This time around, he enters as the established starter. Rosenfels has even been mentioned this summer as a pro prospect. He says that means little right now, as he wants to concentrate on having a winning seson. Rosenfels believes the Cyclones have what it takes to put together an outstanding season.The Cyclones open at home September 2nd against Ohio.
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