Whitver: Spring Ball 2006 - It Starts Today

Starting this Wednesday afternoon, the Cyclone football team will put their helmets back on and continue their preparation for the 2006 season. Every Cyclone player is happy that winter conditioning is over and they can get back to playing ball.

While many people overlook the importance of spring ball, true football fans know that this is one of the most crucial times of the year. Jobs will be won and lost, depth chart changes will occur by the day, and the future of Cyclone football will get their chance to show the coaches what they can do.  


Spring ball is a perfect time for the coaches to take a look at all 110 players (not counting the guys who will come in this fall) and give them a chance to prove themselves. Once two-a-days begin, most jobs are settled and game preparation begins. With no game to prepare for, the coaches can afford plenty of practice time this spring to the future stars. Every year during the spring, several players go from being anonymous to household Cyclone names.


Certain positions are already set in stone for next year, but there are several that are going to have fantastic battles over the next three and a half weeks. While we already know who the quarterback and receivers will be, the o-line, d-line, defensive backfield and linebackers all have positions open and fantastic battles ahead of them.


Starting this Wednesday, the Cyclones will practice Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until the spring game on April 15th. Typically Coach McCarney will have 2-3 full practice scrimmages and a couple of half practice scrimmages. There will be plenty of opportunities for the players to prove what they can do and Cyclone Nation will provide the most in-depth and inside information about what to look for this spring and what is happening on the Johnny Majors Practice Fields. Check back daily for our spring football coverage.


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