Big things have been expected from Allen Bell since National Signing Day, when ISU coaches made it clear he was one player they were expecting to challenge for immediate playing time. And so far the JUCO transfer has lived up to his advanced billing.
getting any kind of break from this heat today or do you guys got to go full out
all the time still?
all the time.100%.
holding out pretty well?
two-a-days are pretty tough, but you gotta go what you gotta do.You gotta do what it
about the defense as a whole and where everybody stands.Can you see some change from a week and
a half-two weeks ago?
whole lot of change in the defense even from me.I came from nothing to a little bit of
something right now.I'm trying to
get better every day.It's a big
difference from the first two-a-days to right now.
you see those differences most?
Bell:Everywhere.From a lot of
the new guys picking up on stuff and the old guys getting back into it.It's all on the up and
you talked about the changes going from JUCO o this program.Talk about where do you see yourself
right now in terms of the ones, the twos…
I'm in the second group, but I'm still learning.It's still a lot of competition for
who's going to start on August 30th.I'm just as much in it as anyone
else.As long as I can keep getting
better and better, I hope by that time I'll be where I want to
now on the defensive backs, who's lining up for the ones and who's lining up for
from the beginning of camp.
been able to pick it up quickly since summer got done and camp
they gave me the first week or so to make my little mistakes, but I think now
it's all just playing now.I know
pretty much everything.I just got
to put it all together on the field and improve
got a week and now you're expected to know it?
Bell:Yes.This is Division 1 football.You've just got to do
see the difference between JUCO and D1?
technical here.At JUCO they tell
you what to do…where to be.Here
they tell you how to get to where you've got to be and what you've got to do
when you get there.How you're
going to step when you're stepping.It's a whole lot easier though when you do it the right
physical was the scrimmage on Saturday?
always physical…whether we go full pads or half pads…it's always physical.The scrimmage was to.Nobody out there is going half
speed.It's 100% all the
mentioned going against the receivers would help you guys develop into a better
defensive back field.What's it
like going against this receiver core day in and day
challenge because they're getting a whole lot better.If I'm not progressing, and they are,
it's harder and harder every day.I'm ready for it.
like trying to stop Todd and guarding Wallace?
our receiver core because there's so much difference.You get 6'5" with Blythe and 4'2" with
Wallace.You get so much variety in
there you've got to change up and play different for everybody.It's good preparation for the
Q:Is this a
little bit exhausting?
tiring from being up from to
a relief when classes start?
is tiring, but it's not bad when you get into the
the linebackers looking like back there?
good.It's always good to be out
there when they're out there.All
you have to do is focus on a receiver.Bibbs is in the same boat I am, trying to learn everything.They're all
a lot about JJ and I know they focus on the run during the scrimmage.How did he look out there on the
good, but all of them looked good.They're all dangerous.