Iowa State coach Dan McCarney says the Cyclones have had spirited workouts as they prepare for the December 31st Humanitarian Bowl in Boise, Idaho against Boise State. McCarney says practices have been like spring football with lots of repetitions — getting the young kids lots of opportunities and the older kids ready for a bowl game. McCarney says his coaching staff has “busted their tails” by recruiting and preparing for a bowl game at the same time. McCarney says the two-a-day practices have been intense, and the players are working hard. McCarney says his team is preparing to win, not just make an appearance in a bowl game. McCarney says he’s discovered the people in Boise support the Hanitarian Bowl in much the same way the residents of Shreveport, Louisiana support the Independece Bowl where Iowa State played last year.