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Iowa State Football: Do You Enjoy Spring Ball?

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Serious question to fans out there. I want to know, what you make of spring football? Do you like that there is a 3-4 week period in which the players are practicing a few times a week, culminating in a scrimmage, or are you somebody that keeps it all tuned out for the most part until fall camp?

For me, I have mixed feelings about it. On one hand, I don't mind hearing about some of the things that happens. It is something that fills the time for about a month or so, before everything "goes dark" until the beginning of August. The offseason is no fun. On the other hand, it is hard for me to get too fired up about anything. During fall camp the positions are still up for grabs, you've got the new recruits there (which makes things interesting particularly at skill positions like RB and WR), and it just has a lot more excitement to it because you can count the days down until the first game.

I've talked about this before, but something that I really think would improve the spring game, is to do a scrimmage against a Drake or something like that. Yes, I know it's a team that we should beat without a doubt, but they are D-I, and I don't doubt those guys would be fired up to scrimmage a Big 12 team. I would recommend UNI as a spring opponent in years we aren't playing them as well.

Coach Rhoads talked about wanting to pick a quarterback based upon how they performed when the bullets are flying and all of that. Why not have the QBs go through a week where there is an opponent they can prepare for, and see how they handle the preparation and perform on "game day". I think something like that would generate quite a bit more interest in spring ball and make it more fun than seeing our guys go up against our own guys.

Regardless, what do you think of spring ball?