As a sophomore Jon Davis led the Cyclones with 48 receptions in 2004; he averaged 51.2 yards per game.
What are you expecting from
Illinois State defensively?
Davis: We're not really sure because
they have a lot of people missing from their secondary last year and they're
changing their defense up a little bit. We still expect them to come out
fighting hard and playing real good.
Did you know Brian Thompson? Were
you real close?
Davis: Not real close friends with him
but we were good friends, but I haven't talked to him since he left
Talk about Austin Flynn and his
change from quarterback to wide receiver.
Davis: I knew he was an athlete and he'd
be able to do it well, but I didn't think he'd be able to do it as quick as he
did. Right when spring ball started he was with us and doing real well. From the
quarterback sense he had he's understanding where to find the holes and where to
sit and everything. So overall he's done a real good job but it doesn't surprise
me that much.
Is consistency a big issue with
you as far as taking that next step in this league?
Davis: Yeah I've heard all the ‘me being
inconsistent and stuff like that.' But I've just got to focus on me being
consistent and try to block all that other stuff out, just focus on the little
What does inconsistent mean -
dropping balls, running routes?
Davis: Everything overall, blocking,
getting my blocking assignments, running my routes at the required depth,
catching the ball, the whole thing.
Hamilton still working with the first team
or the second team?
To tell you the truth I do not
know for sure. He's running with the two's but every once and a while he'll get
in with the ones. But overall I think he might stay with the twos. He's done
pretty good for just transitioning out of high school, so I don't know what to
expect from him.
Would you be surprised to see him
play this year?
Davis: Possibly, I don't know, maybe a
How would you describe
Iowa State's offense compared to last
Well I think a lot of things will
be the same. Overall I think we're a whole lot more comfortable than we were
last year, since it was so new to us. So I think a lot of things will be a whole
lot crisper but overall I think we're going to focus on getting better
day-by-day but not to much of a change.