Iowa State football coach Paul Rhoads says he wants to see his team make strides the final two weeks of spring practice. The Cyclones return to the field on today and their spring game is April 20th.
“I want to continue to see improvement mentally. I want to turn the tape on on a consistent basis and see 22 guys execute their priority,” Rhoads says. He says when they do that, then they give themselves a chance to be productive.
Rhoads says the running backs have shown improvement this spring and would like to see more big plays from that group next season. He says they have to make more people miss, as he says they block a play for 6 yards and they gain 6 yards. Rhoads says the backs have to get the 6 yards and then make someone miss and extend it beyond that.
Rhoads says when Troy Davis was in the backfield, they didn’t scheme plays to block guys, they left it up to Davis. He gained over 2,000 yards in two straight seasons.