There’s probably something Iowa State-Iowa asked in each one of these videos.
I don’t think there’s anything racy, so I probably wouldn’t click on them.
Actually, the players walk a fine line here, both Iowa and the ISU kids I talked to yesterday. All were gracious and cordial. Yes, there’s the whole “bulletin board” thing and paranoid coaches putting the freeze on that (everywhere, not just here). I think there’s also respect for the game, knowing that you might say something that you’ll have to eat.
No one wants to eat words. They’re gross. Do not recommend.
Any bird-flipping or moons flying out at the team bus? “Whatever they bring [fans], we’re not going to let that affect us on the field.”
How is the Cotton family treating this game? “Oh, uh, we’re treating it just like any other game.” Jordan’s brother, Darian, is a sophomore defensive back for the Cyclones.
Iowa’s secondary has given up five completions of 20-plus yards in two games. “Every deep ball that we’ve given up has been a technique thing. . . . We know it’s something we can fix.”
I believe you’ve played more than 100 snaps this year. I believe that’s more than you’ve played in your career. “Yeah, that is more than I’ve played in my career.”
Saturday’s game falls on Yom Kippur, which is one of Judaism’s High Holy days. Weisman, who is Jewish, said he will not conduct the traditional 25-hour fasting that begins at sundown Friday and concludes at dusk on Saturday. Weisman will play against Iowa State.
“I’ve gotten a ton of texts already from my buddies at Iowa State. They’re just giving me crap. I enjoy it, but I can take them.” Of course, Scherff said this with a wink.
Is there any things can say or do that penetrates you guys? “Um, no. I’m on the field and, oddly enough, it’s usually pretty quiet on the field because their offense is out there.”
We talk a bit about Desmond King, the true freshman who started at CB last week. King got beat on a 27-yard TD. “The first thing I said to him was, ‘Hey, welcome to college football.’ You’re going to get beat. It happened to me.”
I don’t know why the camera didn’t focus on him right away. Anyway, you see the rivalry more than you hear about it on Iowa’s campus, he said. Rudock thinks the grass seating is pretty cool. “The grass seating was completely full and the fans were crazy.”