McCarney on the privilege of playing against #3 Florida State:
"We're honored to be selected to play against a tremendous Florida State team. We broke camp last night and are in game week now. We made a lot of progress during two-a-days. We're very excited about this opportunity. You only get so many chances in life to play against one of the best programs in the history of college football. Both (Bobby Bowden & Eddie Robinson) have been tremendous examples to all of us in the coaching profession with the positive impact they've had on a lot of young people. Bobby is an inspiration to all of us. This is the first time Iowa State has ever been invited to play in a preseason game and we're very proud of it."
McCarney on depth chart at tailback:
"Michael Wagner is still the starting running back after two scrimmages and a mock game. Barring anything injury-wise, Wagner will start the game Saturday night. Hiawatha Rutland will definitely play."
McCarney on depth chart at defensive end:
McCarney on replacing Luke Vander Sanden on offensive line:
"As of today, Dwayne Johnson will be starting at left guard."
McCarney on how JaMaine Billups fits into his new position in the secondary:
"We're still going through that process. There's a real good chance you'll see both of them kicking on Saturday night."
McCarney on the academic status of recruit Max Steward:
"We'll know something for sure on him Wednesday."
McCarney on the legion of Cyclone fans travelling to Kansas City this weekend:
"There's going to be a tremendous crowd. We keep hearing between 30-40,000 Cyclone fans will be there. We're looking for any edge we can get against a phenomenal football team."
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