Iowa State fans will get there first look at the Cyclones under new coach Paul Rhoads during Saturday’s spring game in Jack Trice Stadium. Rhoads says they will play a normal game with four quarters and will match up the number one offense against the number two defense and the number two offense against the number one defense.
Rhoads says they will make it as much like a real game as possible, but will keep it "fairly vanilla" when it comes to what they run.
Rhoads says he likes ending spring practice with a game as you have a crowd and excitement and it creates more of a gameday atmosphere, which he says his team needs.
What does he want to see in the game? He says the fundamentals of the game are what he’s looking for to see if the team is doing the things they have been taught throughout the spring.
Rhoads says the spring game will not decide starting spots for next season. He says very few spots will be set, and he says that’s not to try to scare the team, it’s just too early to declare that the positions are set.