The Iowa State football team closes out spring drills on Saturday afternoon with an intrasquad game. Paul Rhoads is wrapping up his second spring as head coach after leading the Cyclones to a 7-6 record, including a win over Minnesota in the Insight Bowl, in his first season on the job.

Rhoads says it will be just like a game, but he hasn’t decided how he will split up the teams. Rhoads says one of the most improved players on the squad is senior quarterback Austen Arnaud. He says Arnaud spent a lot of time in the offseason working on schematics and that has given him a more relaxed feel.

Rhoads says Arnaud has really worked to get his footwork down. Rhoads says there have not been many changes to the offense. He says they need to do many of the same things better, and then tweaking things that need improvement.

I.S.U. opens next season at home against Northern Illinois on September second.