It is interesting that would be Barney Cotton's stance at ISU because talking to some NU friends he apparently took the exact opposite approach over there this year. Callahan apparently wanted them as big as possible, the new NU regime apparently forced them all to slim down, some by as much as 50-60 pounds.
That was forced down by Pelini. The S&C at NU was an asst. at Iowa and the head s&c at iowa had a similar philosophy as Getty on the physical makeup of linemen. Mac, like others on the staff, was very much a numbers-driven type of coach (i.e. body wt., bench press, 300 yd shuttle). Getty wanted to be more performance driven. Ultimately you have to do what the HC wants.
There are lots of great strength coaches around the country - big schools, small schools, etc. Sheppard brings the S/C philosophy from what he learned under Madden at Texas and North Carolina; Getty learned a lot of his principles from the great Jerry Schmidt when they were at Notre Dame. Schmidt is now at Oklahoma.
Strength and conditioning is even more critical at Iowa State because it is looked at as an "leveler" in the playing field for less-talented teams to compete with the big boys. I'm sure Coach Rhoads looks at the S/C staff as one of his most critical hires.
How about hiring his old high school coach (Jerry Pezzetti) to be the offensive coordinator? Then we could adopt that mis-direction running attack that has made Ankeny a power! Also, he could bring in Ankeny's kicking coach.
P.S. This is not a serious suggestion, so please don't blast me.
You may be kidding but I think we could use that dude, seriously.
b. April 2012 d. April 2012
May perpetual light shine upon him.
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