Notes From Coach Mac Interview

Today, CN sat down with Dan McCarney himself and asked him everything you need to know about Cyclone football. Here are notes taken from the long 30 minute interview. Find exclusive interviews with the coaches themselves here at Cyclone Nation.

CN got a chance to sit down and talk to the man himself, Head Coach Dan McCarney today and here are some highlights on what the coach said. CN will be working hard to transcribe the long interview but here are some notes from today.


  • Coach Mac said that he expects Devin McDowell to be close to 175 pounds this summer when he gets to Ames. He said that McDowell is already heavier than 160 which he is listed at.  Mac is excited about Devin because he has had the same surroundings that his brother, DeAndre Jackson had. Mac thinks that the two have a lot in common and he's excited about that.
  • Mac said that all four freshman running backs will get a shot at that position.
  • Mac said that as of now he plans on Austen Arnaud being in the two-deep unless Arnaud proves that he can't handle it. Coach Mac is not planning on red-shirting him.
  • Mac said that as of now Jon Banks is still at safety.
  • Mac said that Josh Raven's weight is currently at 201. Mac said that Raven needs to be 215 to be able to play in the Big 12.
  • Mac said that he expects Marquis Hamilton to make a huge impact next season and he will be involved a lot.



Look for CN to transcribe the entire 30 minute interview in the near future.


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